Burrard Arts Foundation presents Together Again, an exhibition and auction in support of BAF alumni artists who have participated in BAF’s programming since its inception in 2013. The art, which is currently on display at BAF, will be auctioned between August 10th to 24th in partnership with Heffel Fine Art Auction House.
While it’s common for arts organizations to host fundraising auctions for their own benefit, the primary purpose of Together Again is to support the participating artists themselves.
This means that the vast majority of the hammer price will be returned to the artist—a unique and valuable opportunity in a city where the space, time, and financial resources needed to create art can be scarce. Artists need all the support possible, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kim Kennedy Austin
Bracken Hanuse Corlett
Renée Van Halm
Kim Kennedy Austin is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include You, Only Better at Burrard Arts Foundation (2017); Fast Girls Get There First at Wil Aballe Art Projects (2017); and Industry, Charity, Faith, Hope at West Vancouver Art Museum (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Trapped in 2020 (2020) and Leftovers at Trapp Projects (2019); Serpentine Path at Terminal Creek Contemporary on Bowen Island (2018); and Metamorphosis at Vancouver Art Gallery (2018). Austin’s work has been collected by Burnaby Art Gallery, West Vancouver Art Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. Austin is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects.
In 2017, Austin presented a new body of work, a result of her artist residency at BAF. These works explored the subject of self-betterment through the advertisements found in American home and fitness magazines from the mid-20th century to comment on the capitalist rise of the “keeping-up-with-the-Joneses” consumerism of the post-WWII era.
Rydel Cerezo is a visual artist residing in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include To Be From The Same Tree at Massy Arts Society, curated by Angie Rico as a part of Capture Photography Festival (2020); Recent group exhibitions include New Photography From the Pacific Northwest at Melanie Flood Projects in Portland, USA; Back of My Hand at Capture Photography Festival (2020); In Over Our Heads at Franc Gallery, curated by Jocelyne Junker; The Lind Prize Exhibition at The Polygon Gallery in Vancouver (2020); A Glitch in the System at the Photo Vogue Festival with Vogue Italia (2019); and Summer Open: Delirious Cities at the Aperture Foundation in New York, USA (2019). Cerezo holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design where he studied for a semester at the Glasgow School of Art (2018).
In 2021, Cerezo was an artist-in-residence at BAF which amounted in an exhibition of new work titled New Ending. This exhibition arose from Cerezo’s experiences as a queer Catholic Filipino man navigating desire, societal and cultural conditioning, sexuality, and shame.
Lucien Durey is an artist, writer and singer based in Vancouver on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Recent exhibitions include …a story in the middle…, School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba (2021); The Pandemic is a Portal, SFU Galleries (2020); Crocodile Tears, Unit 17 (2020); Motion & Motive, Susan Hobbs Gallery (2019); TWO ROOMS, Monte Clark Gallery (2018); Phenomenal Hosts, Neutral Ground (2018); and Paraphernalia at Burrard Arts Foundation (2018). From 2017-2018, Durey wrote the year-long bimonthly review column, “Vancouver Report” in Canadian Art. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and an MFA from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.
In 2018, Durey had a solo exhibition at BAF involving a series of chromogenic prints in addition to an installation of sentimental objects arranged in a composition mirroring a dimly lit living room.
Bracken Hanuse Corlett is an interdisciplinary artist hailing from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations. He began working in theatre and performance 22 years ago and eventually transitioned towards his current practice that fuses sculpture, painting & drawing with digital-media, audio-visual performance, animation and narrative. Some of his notable exhibitions, performances and screenings have been at Grunt Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Institute of Modern Art, Three Walls Gallery, Ottawa International Animation Festival Vancouver International Film Festivaland Toronto International Film Festival.
In 2019, Corlett created a projection mapping work for Façade Festival in partnership with Burrard Arts Foundation which was presented at the Vancouver Art gallery on September 11 along with Josh Hite and Justine Chambers.
Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, South Carolina and lives and works in Los Angeles. Selected solo exhibitions include Three Decades of Dissent at the Musei in Comune Roma in Italy (2020); Obery Giant: 30 Years of Resistance at the Grenoble Street Art Festival in Grenoble, France (2019). Fairey’s touring solo show Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent has been presented at the Galerie Itinnerance in Paris, France (2019), Stolen Space in London, UK (2019), AS220 in Providence, RI (2019), Over the Influence in Los Angeles (2019), GGA Gallery in Miami, Fl (2019), and Samuel Owen Gallery in Greenwich, Ct (2019). Other select and recent solo exhibitions include Salad Days at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan (2018); Golden Future at Galerie Ernst Hilger in Vienna (2018); Force Majuere at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2018), among many others. Fairey is the recipient of several awards including the title of Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Honoree (2019), an Art Wynwood Tony Goldman Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (2017), and an Honorary Doctorate from the Pratt Institute (2015).
In 2019, Fairey presented his work in a solo exhibition Facing the Giant: Three Decades of Dissent at BAF, along with a twenty-storey mural at 1030 W Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver.
Tom Hsu is an artist based in Vancouver, Canada working predominantly in photography. Recently solo exhibitions include Around the corner at Libby Leshgold Gallery (2021); a spot behind the ear at Macaulay Fine Art (Capture Photography Festival) (2021); handwork at Telephone Gallery (Macaulay Fine Art) (2020); an urge to propose forbidden thoughts and playing with fire at Richmond Art Gallery (Capture Photography Festival (2019); and A Hint Will Keep You Wandering at Yactac Gallery (2018) all in Vancouver. Recent group exhibitions include WE BUY GOLD at Gallery TPW in Toronto (2021); Wicked with Vancouver’s Queer Art Festival (2020); Everything is a Façade at Centre A in Vancouver (2019); A Vibrant Assemblage (Access Annual Auction Fundraiser) in Vancouver (2015); and The Facility for Consideration at UNIT/PITT also in Vancouver (2015). Hsu holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
In 2018, Hsu undertook a residency at Burrard Arts Foundation amounting in an exhibition of new work called Here, under our tongue where he explored the material excess detectable across images – reminiscent of Jacques Derrida’s obsessive monoprint addressing the cinder: the thing that remains, tied down to documentation and also erased by it.
Sandeep Johal is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include a forthcoming show at Surrey Art Gallery (2021); She Left Only To Come Back through the Art Rentals + Sales Program operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery (2019); and Rest in Power at The Gam Gallery in Vancouver (2017). Select group exhibitions include Small Scale Right Hemisphere Part II at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2021); twentytwothirty at Art Rapture in Vancouver (2020); and Vancouver Mural Festival Year 5 and 4 Gallery Show (2020, 2019). In 2020, Johal presented work at Luminosity – an off-site initiative with Kamloops Art Gallery of new media and video projects. In 2020, Johal was an artist-in-resident at BAF.
Proceeding her residency at BAF in 2019, she presented new work at her solo exhibition Beast of Burden where she confronted the contemporary demands of maternal perfection through the decorative styles of Indian folk art. Johal also presented work in the 2019 Façade Festival in partnership with Burrard Arts Foundation at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Russna Kaur is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include at Wil Aballe Art Projects (2021, upcoming); Veil of Tears at Trapp Projects in Vancouver (2019); and She was there for a while… at The Fort Gallery in Langley (2019). Selected group exhibitions include at Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art (2022, upcoming); at Mónica Reyes Gallery (2021, upcoming); Holding a line in your hand at Kamloops Art Gallery (2021); Keep for Old Memoirs at Young Space Spring 2020 Online, curated with Celine Mo of VICTORI+MO Gallery in New York, NY (2020); Leaning Out of Windows at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2020); and the heart is the origin of your worldview at Art Toronto with Cooper Cole (2019). In 2020, Kaur was granted the opportunity to attend the Centrum Emerging Artist Residency in Port Townsend, WA (2020). Kaur’s work is a part of several collections including the Audain Art Museum and Vancouver Art Gallery. In 2020, Kaur was awarded an IDEA Art Award which placed her work in the permanent collection at the Vancouver General Hospital and the UBC Hospital Foundation. Kaur holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2019), and an BFA (Honours) with a studio specialization from the University of Waterloo (2013).
In 2020, after completing a residency at BAF, Kaur presented a new body of work in a solo exhibition titled Suddenly her lips sharpened – it was splendid. Kaur also worked with BAF on a public artwork titled Ironing, Bored at King Edward Station in Vancouver (2019).
Kelly Lycan is a photo-based installation artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions Club 29, curated by Elham Puriya Mehr at Ag Galerie in Tehran, Iran (2018); and Little Glow at Susan Hobbs Gallery in Toronto (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Reading Art at Burnaby Art Gallery (2020); Song of the Open Road at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver (2019); Mimetic Workshop: Studio Still Lifes of Fiona Ackerman and Kelly Lycan at Surrey Art Gallery (2016); Kitchen Midden at Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver (2016); Superimposition: Sculpture and Image at the Plug In: Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg (2016); Ideas and Things at Kamloops Art Gallery (2015). Spanning 10 years, Lycan has worked alongside Jinhan Ko, Jennifer Parararo, and Khan Lee as Instant Coffee – an artist collective working on socially engaged work including architectural installation, publication, and public artwork. In 2020, Lycan was an artist-in-residence at Griffin Art Projects; later in 2021, Lycan will join the Ars Scientia a 6-month interdisciplinary research cluster hosted by the University of British Columbia working on academic art-science collaborations. Lycan holds an MFA from The University of California at Santa Barbara (1998) and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University (1992).
In 2016, Lycan held a residency at BAF amounting to a solo exhibition titled More Than Nothing where she presented an installation that delved into the aesthetics of museum interiors, architecture, and display models both past and present.
Eric Metcalfe is a visual and performance artist based in Vancouver, Canada. Metcalfe’s extensive career has led him present work in many exhibitions and performances, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s exhibition of Ray Johnson’s New York Correspondence School (1970); the University of British Columbia’s gallery with Max Bates (1967); and a solo exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery (1968). In 1973, Metcalfe co-founded Western Front which remains to be one of Vancouver’s pioneering artist-run centres. Since the mid-70s, Metcalfe worked on several media-based projects including Howard Hughes Inc., Crimetime Video Productions, sets, props, and costumes on Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale (1987), The Attic Project, in addition to Laura – a traveling installation/theatre piece (2004) and Curtain Razors (2007). Throughout his career, Metcalfe has achieved many awards and recognitions including an Honorary Doctorates from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2015) and the University of Victoria (2021); Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts (2008); and the Audain Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts (2006). Metcalfe’s work is in several esteemed collections including National Gallery of Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.
From May to June 2014, Metcalfe worked within the BAF Studio artist studio space, and with assistance of artists Jacquelyn Ross and Nathan Wong, Metcalfe revealed the mural Stellar inside the Burrard Building at 1030 West Georgia Street. Metcalfe also presented a projection work in Façade Festival 2016 with BAF at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Kate Metten is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include Old Ideas at CSA Space in Vancouver (2020), and Untitled at Wil Aballe Art Projects (2019). Recent group exhibitions include We Do Not Work Alone at Nanaimo Art Gallery (upcoming 2021); RHIZOM relation 29. Pinseruten 2020 at Kunstkollektivet 8B in Denmark following her residency (2020); The Form Will Find Its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery in Minneapolis (2019); Raiders at Terminal Creek Contemporary on Bowen Island (2019); Thelma Ruck Keene Scholarship Show at Circle Craft in Vancouver (2018); Leaning Out of Windows (LOoW) at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (ECUAD); and Art Waste at James Black Gallery in Vancouver (2017). Metten holds a BFA from ECUAD (2017). In Winter of 2022, Metten will participate in a residency at GlogauAir in Berlin.
In 2019, Metten was an artist-in-residence at BAF where she presented new work in a solo exhibition titled The Thinking Eye – a body of grid-like, geometric paintings informed by advanced technologies such as virtual reality. Metten also worked with BAF on a public artwork titled Highland Rose at King Edward Station in Vancouver (2019).
Kriss Munsya is a self-taught artist working in photography and film who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. In Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation titled The Eraser at Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver (2021), and a group exhibition, While we Wait: Records of Solitude at Mónica Reyes Gallery in Vancouver (2021). In 2021, Munsya was selected to present work at Exposure Photography Festival in Alberta. Munsya’s photographs have been featured in The New Yorker magazine (2021), on the cover of Aesthetica Magazine (2021), and for the Adobe Diverse Voices Project in the New York Times T Magazine (2021). Kriss Munsya is represented by Mónica Reyes Gallery.
In 2021, Munsya was an artist-and-residence at BAF and presented a body of new work titled Monolithic Introspection in collaboration with local environmental justice activists to reflect on critical issues including white Christian supremacy, resource extraction and the manipulation of the land, in addition gentrification and the displacement if marginalized peoples.
Emily Neufeld is an artist living and working in North Vancouver, BC. Recent solo exhibitions include Prairie Invasions: A Lullaby at Richmond Art Gallery (2020); Motherlands at The Pole in Den Haag, the Netherlands (2019); her solo exhibition Before Demolition as been presented at The Eyelevel Artist Run Centre in Halifax, NS (2019) and at The Alternator Artist Run Centre in Kelowna, BC (2018) and at BAF (2017); and In Place at the Harris-Warke Gallery in Red Deer, AB (2014). Recent group exhibitions include Ever Elsewhere: Sitting a Mennonite Imaginary at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC (2020); Super Natural at Unit 17 in Vancouver (2019); What are our supports? at Richmond Art Gallery and Or Gallery Off-site project in Vancouver (2018); Shelter Maps at Two Rivers Gallery – Sculpture Garden in Prince George, BC (2015). From 2016, Neufeld has won several artist grants from Canada Council from the Arts and the BC Arts Council. In 2013, Neufeld graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
In 2017, Neufeld presented a solo exhibition at BAF titled Before Demolition, which was the result of three years of research where she would enter homes destined to be torn down. This exhibition featured life-sized photographs, sculpture, and details to replicate the experience of walking through decrepit buildings like old wood and packed dirt.
Laura Piasta is an artist who lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include Chime Shift at Towards Gallery in Toronto (2019); Serpentine Rhythm at Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria (2018); Sounding the Ultraviolet at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2015); Bog Breath at Sunset Terrace; and Specific Objects Becoming Communicating Vessels at Gallery 60 in Umeå, Sweden (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Leaning out of Windows at Emily Carr University of art + Design (2018); A Poem About Life II at Duplex Project Space in Vancouver (2017); Still Burning at Border Patrol in Portland, Maine (2017); Inaugural Exhibition at Romeo in New York, NY (2016); Like a Rolling Stone: An Exhibition about Rock and Rock at Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver (2016); and RBC Canadian Painting Competition at the Musée de beaux-arts de Montréal (2015). Piasta holds an MFA from the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in Sweden (2012) and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2006).
In 2016, Piasta was an artist-in-residence at BAF and presented two new bodies of work titled A Definite Volume But No Fixed State – one of abstract ink prints on paper that captured a material process of Piasta’s work, and the other of hydro-stone plaster sculptures.
Birth Piontek is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Recent solo exhibitions include Janus at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2020); Abendlied as a part of CONTACT Festival Toronto (2019) and Guernsey Photography Festival (2018); Lacuna (public art project) at City Hall Station in Vancouver (2019); Interspace (with Fei Disbrow) at Gallery Jones (2018); Catch a falling knife at Film Forum in Seattle (2017); Miss Solitude at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2017), among others. Recent group exhibitions include Small Scale Right Hemisphere: Part Two at Gallery Jones (2021); The Female Side of the Moon at Galerie Z22 in Berlin (2021); Good Witch Bad Witch at the Museum of Museums in Seattle; Dwelling: People and Place at Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver (2019); Undomesticated at Koffler Gallery in Toronto (2019); Sanctum at Big Medium in Austin, TX (2019); Photographing the Female at Beacon Gallery in Boston (2019), among others. Piontek has been the recipient of several prizes and grants including being shortlisted for a Henri-Nannen Preis, Germany, in 2020, and winning the Edward Burtynsky Grant through the Scotiabank CONTACT Festival in Toronto (2018). Piontek holds an MFA from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany.
In 2019, Piontek was an artist-in-residency at BAF, leading to a solo exhibition of photographs and sculptures Piontek also worked with BAF on her public work titled Lacuna at Broadway-City Hall Station with Capture Photography Festival (2019).
Ryan Quast is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include Everyday Living at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver (2016) and Swarm “Photographs From A Fan Boy’s Camera at the Crying Room in Vancouver, curated by Colleen Heslin (2003). Quast has presented work in several Vancouver-based group exhibitions including Antics at James Black Gallery in (2015); Disruption at Emergency Room, curated by Keith Wecker (2008); Punk Assemblage at Gallery Gachet, curated by Todd Carpenter and Zaneta St. Dennis (2005); Welcome at 1151 Fraser Street, curated by Leif Hall (2005); Strange Agencies at Helen Pitt Gallery, curated by Ron Tran (2004), among others. Quast’s work has been presented at several art fairs with Wil Aballe Art Projects who represents him, including a solo booth at Art Toronto (2016); Material Art Fair in Mexico City (2017); and NADA New York (2017). In 2016, Quast was featured in Magenta Magazine in an article by Bill Clarke. Quast has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2015) and studied at the Chelsea College of Art’s Painting Program in London, UK (2004).
Quast was in residence at BAF over the summer of 2019 which amounted in a solo exhibition titled Eleven Minutes Late, featuring new works that critique and question the notion of value within museums and galleries by focusing on typically mundane objects and forms within the white cube.
Evann Siebens is an artist based in Vancouver, BC. Selected solo exhibitions include at A Performance Affair in Brussels, Belgium (2019); at Platforms Project Art Fair in Athens, Greece (2019); Orange Magpies Triptych a Moving Public Billboard at Capture Photography Festival in Vancouer (2018); and The Indexical, Alphabetized, Mediated, Archival Dance-a-Thon! at Wil Aballe Art Projects (2016). Siebens’ performances and films have been presented internationally since 1997, most recently at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (MELLY) in Rotterdam (2020); the Ann Arbor Film Festival (2020); the IMZ Dancescreen in Wuppertal, Germany (2019); the International Fine Arts Film Festival in Santa Barbara, USA (2019); Thessaloniki Cinedance International in Greece (2019); the San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Boulder; The Movimiento en Moviento in Mexico City (2019), among others. Recent group exhibitions include Art in the Seventies: Radical Change at the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery in Vancouver (2018); Please Don’t Sit on the Furniture at New Media Gallery in New Westminster, BC (2017); and Translating the Archive at Western Front in Vancouver (2016), among many others. In 2019, Siebens has held residencies at the TRII Art Hub in Athens (2019), UNIT/PITT in Vancouver (2016), ACME Studios in London, UK (2011), and more. Siebens holds a BA in Film Production from New York University (1996) and was a graduate from the National Ballet School of Canada in 1990. Evann Siebens is represented by Wil Aballe Art Projects.
In 2015, Evann Siebens presented a solo exhibition at BAF called deConstruction – a collection of photographs and moving image works documenting the recent gentrification and urbanization (destruction) of the City of Vancouver. In 2017 Siebens participated in Façade Festival with BAF at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Ben Skinner is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include Show Me A Little Poise Without All The Noise at Winsor Art Projects in Vancouver (2018); Cymatic Semantics at Herringer-Kiss Gallery in Calgary (2018); I Don’t Know How This Will Sound But Here It Goes at Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto (2018); Selected Works By Ben Skinner at Paradigm Talent, organized by UpRise Art in New York, NY (2018); I Will Not Be Entranced By Nostalgia at K. Imperial Fine Art San Francisco (2016); Ben Skinner at Modus Art Gallery in Paris, France (2015), and many more. Selected group exhibitions include Small Scale Right Hemisphere: Part Two at Gallery Jones (2021); Flatbed Pictures and Artistic Pairings at Herringer-Kiss in Calgary (both 2020); Summer Group Exhibitions at Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto and Paper Route (both 2018), and many more. Ben Skinner has worked at Aritzia as their Art Director of Visual Display since 2006. He holds an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2003), and a BFA in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (2000).
In 2017, Skinner created a projection mapped project for Façade Festival with BAF at Vancouver Art Gallery involving large-form text and slowly changing colour gradients.
Joseph Staples is a self-taught artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions include Falun Series with Capture Photography Festival, various locations (2017); Gardens of Paradise at UNIT/PITT in Vancouver (2016); Elegant Living at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver (2015); and Joseph Staples and Chic Connell at Southeastern Contemporary art Gallery in Louisiana (2014). Selected group exhibitions include Light Box Space at Gallery 295 in Vancouver (2016); Dark Light at Wil Aballe Art Projects in Vancouver (2015); CASV Emerging Artist’s Prize Exhibition at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2014); Secret Behaviour at Berl’s in Brooklyn, NY (2013); and Cut and Paste at Equinox Gallery in Vancouver (2012). In 2014, Staples on the Emerging Artist Award with the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver. Staples holds an MFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
In 2014, Joseph Staples was BAF’s inaugural resident artist where he presented a series of new collages made with printed images. In the same year, Staples created a temporary large-scale vinyl collage titled Falun Dancer 3, where he manipulated a single image of a dancer with the intention to replicate the movement of people, commerce, and life near and around the Burrard Building at 1030 West Georgia Street in Vancouver.
Scott Sueme is a visual artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Solo exhibitions include Building Buildings at Mayberry Fine Art in Winnipeg (2021); Bone Broth at Mayberry Fine Art in Toronto (2019); Habitat (201), Homework (2018), and Retreat (2016), all at Kimoto Gallery in Vancouver. Selected group exhibitions include Intercepting the Nature of Colour and Form at Gallery Jones (2020); Sleeping Arrangements at Uprise Art in New York, NY (2019); Abstract Design Showcase at Kimoto Gallery in Vancouver (2017); Chance Visitor at A Word of Art in Cape Town, South Africa (2012); and Fast Forward at First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Selected special projects include Pools, a mural installation and design at Mount Pleasant basketball court in Vancouver (2017), and Box of Crayons a mural installation and design at Hootsuite HQ in Vancouver (2016). Sueme’s work has been acquired by several corporate clients and collections including the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Parks Board, Edmonton Arts Council, Whistler Arts Council, HCMA Architecture, Nike Canada, Lululemon Athletica, The Civic Hotel, The Astoria Hotel, The Waldorf Hotel, among others.
In 2016, Sueme created a mural with BAF at 150 E Cordova in Vancouver “to capture the energy and colourful design from graffiti and street art and convey it in a modern and sophisticated manner” (Sueme on his InGastown mural).
Brendan Tang is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo and two person exhibitions include Reluctant Offerings at Nanaimo Art Gallery (2021); Memories & Fetishes at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2019); Surface Handling with Diyan Achjadi at Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina (2018); his work was presented alongside Sonny Assu in a touring show called Ready Player Two, that was exhibited at several galleries across Western Canada including Illingworth Kerr Gallery in Calgary (2020), Touchstones Gallery in Abbotsford (2020), Yukon Art Centre in Whitehorse (2020), and The Reach in Abbotsford (2017); Souvenirs from Earth at Gallery Jones in Vancouver (2016) and Sheppard Contemporary Gallery in Reno, NV (2016). Selected group exhibitions include Playing with Fire at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver (2019); Flow at Surrey Art Gallery (2018); 60th Annual Faenza Prize: Museo Internazionale dell Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy (2018); Fait Main/ Hand Made at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec in Québec City (2018); the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize in Japan, New York, and Madrid (2017), and many more. Tang received an MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Brendan Tang is represented by Gallery Jones.
In 2018, Tang was an artist-in-residency at BAF where he developed a series of sculptures created out of geometric pieces of black foam core and strips of word that evoked scaffolding, metro maps, cell networks, rhizomes, skeletal systems, and structural formulae for complex molecules.
Alex Tedlie-Stursberg is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include Sous La Plage, Les Pavés at Trapp Projects (2021); UTOPOS with Callum Monteith at Keep in Touch in Seoul, SK (2021) and Deluge Contemporary Art in Victoria, curated by Andrea Valentine-Lewis (2020); Mass Residue at Field Contemporary in Vancouver; Clear Spot at Good Press Gallery in Glasgow (2018). Selected group exhibitions include Super Natural at Unit 17 in Vancouver (2019); Holy Wave at Glasgow International Festival (2018); Pollen Drove at Field Contemporary (2018); Beach Show Beach Show at Good Press Gallery in Troon, UK (2018); and Pivots and Spins at Access Gallery in Vancouver (2017). Tedlie-Stursberg has been an artist-in-resident in several spaces including the Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2018), The Banff Centre for the Arts (2017), and the Sointula Art Shed in Sointula, BC (2017). Tedlie-Stursberg has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art (2016), a BFA from Simon Fraser University (2014), and a BA in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (2009).
In 2018, Tedlie-Stursberg has a solo exhibition at BAF titled Everything Flows, which included several sculptures adorned with the steadily accumulating debris of contemporary life – plastics, Styrofoam, bottle caps, and pennies – reflect the artist’s thoughtful engagement with humanity’s discarded materials and the value systems that help create them.
Renée Van Halm is an artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo exhibitions out of more than 30 over her career include Holding Pattern at Equinox Gallery in Vancouver (2020); Lean Back at Birch Contemporary in Toronto (2018); Shape of Things at the West Vancouver Art Museum (2017); Nudge at Equinox Gallery (2016); Cross-cutting/Inside Out at Burnaby Art Gallery (2012); Dream Home & Taste: 100 Paintings of the 20th Century at Kamloops Art Gallery (2003) and Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge and Equinox Gallery (both 2002), among others. Selected group exhibitions include Together Apart at Equinox Gallery in Vancouver (2020); Irruptions (with Joanne Todd) at Maclaren Art Centre in Barrie, ON (2020); Displacement at Vancouver Art Gallery (2016); Works on Paper at Equinox Gallery (2018); Canadian Biennial at National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (2017); Poetics of Space at Vancouver Art Gallery, among others. Van Halm’s work is in many prestigious collections including National Gallery of Canada, The Model Museum in Ireland, Vancouver Art Gallery, National Fine Arts Museum in Québec, The Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, The Polygon Gallery, Zabludowicz Collection in London (UK), and many more. Van Halm holds an MFA from Concordia University and a BFA from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design). Van Halm is represented by Equinox Gallery and Birch Contemporary.
In 2016, Van Halm worked with BAF at Façade Festival where she explored symmetry and combinations of intense colour – something not feasible with pigments, but something projection mapping could afford.
Charlene Vickers is an Anishinaabe visual and performance artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. Selected solo and two-person exhibitions include Letslo:tseitun with Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (2021) and Where we Gather (2020), both at Macaulay Co. Fine Art in Vancouver; Reclamation at Gallery 1515 in Vancouver (2017); Accumulation of Moments Spent Under Water With The Sun And Moon at ACE ART INC. in Winnipeg (2017); Asemaa/Tobacco at Artspeak in Vancouver (2015); Ominjimendaan/ to remember at Urban Shaman in Winnipeg and grunt gallery in Vancouver (both 2012); and Brown Skin Before Red at Richmond Art Gallery (2008). Selected group exhibitions include Where do we go from here? At Vancouver Art Gallery (2020); Jingles and Sounds for Speaking to Our Grandmothers at Tanúyap Project Space at Fazakas Gallery in Vancouver (2018); Art Toronto, Seattle Art Fair, and Papier Art Fair with Fazakas Gallery (all 2018); I continue to shape at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto (2018); Connective Tissue: New Approaches to Fiber in Contemporary Native Art at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Sante Fe, NM (2017); Ambivalent Pleasures at Vancouver Art Gallery (2016), and many more. In 2018, Vickers was the recipient of a VIVA Award through The Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts. Vickers holds an MFA from Simon Fraser University (2013) and a BA in Critical Studies from Simon Fraser University (1994). Vickers is represented by Fazakas Gallery.
In 2019, Vickers was an artist-in-residence at BAF, which amounted to a solo exhibition titled Chrysalis of new works on paper and canvas which conveyed a “dreamt and imagined space of floating and transformation within memory of Anishinaabe territory” (Vickers).