Our Exhibits

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents exhibitions of work by artists ranging from historic masters to leading-edge contemporaries. These include major thematic exhibitions, presentations of solo artists and smaller, more focused showcases. In a typical year, 2 to 3 exhibitions are borrowed from other institutions and 10 to 12 exhibitions are developed in-house, drawing on our permanent collection and loans of works from around the world. In addition, the Gallery tours a few of its exhibitions each year.

Current Exhibitions

Reena Saini Kallat

Offsite:
Reena Saini Kallat

May 14 to October 12, 2015

Mumbai-based artist Reena Saini Kallat recreates migration routes across the world through a symbolic web of human and cultural movement and exchange. Read more.

Visionary Partner for Offsite:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation

Wallpapers

Beyond the Trees:
Wallpapers in Dialogue with Emily Carr

April 25 to September 7, 2015

Beyond the Trees considers mediated representations of nature and the shift of perspective that occurs between our physical and virtual experiences. Wallpapers, a collective comprised of artists Sara Ludy, Nicolas Sassoon and Sylvain Sailly uses technology to produce an immersive environment that both mimics and experiments with the scales and forms found in nature. Read more.

Presented in partnership with ISEA2015, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art.
Material Future

Material Future:
The Architecture of Herzog & de Meuron
and the Vancouver Art Gallery

March 27 to October 4, 2015

The architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron is internationally renowned for its contribution to contemporary architecture. Their attention to materials, surface, site and context has defined a practice that is astonishingly subtle and complex. Read more.

Herzog & de Meuron were appointed to design the future Vancouver Art Gallery building in collaboration with the Vancouver firm Perkins+Will as the local executive architects.

Sponsored by:
DHX Media

Inform Interiors
Generously supported by:
Joan Anderson
Sherry Killam

Vanguard Security Services Ltd.

Andrew Dadson


Andrew Dadson: Over the Sun

February 14 to May 24, 2015

Vancouver-based artist Andrew Dadson has consistently engaged with the notion of boundaries in relation to space and time in his painting, performance, photography and works on paper. Read more.


Generously Supported by:
Phil Lind
The Poetics of Space

From the Collection
The Poetics of Space

January 31 to May 24, 2015

The Poetics of Space features both historical and contemporary works that investigate the idea of space, whether they are conceptually, analytically or emotionally founded. This exhibition takes its title from Gaston Bachelard's 1958 book of the same name that presents a psychic interpretation of "home," and one's prototypical experiences of personal space; in the book Bachelard discusses the way our perceptions of shelter begin to delineate the very essence of how we think and imagine. Read more.


Visionary Partner for Permanent Collection Exhibitions:
Michael O'Brian Family Foundation