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.

Past Exhibitions

Lee Bul

October 30, 2015 to January 10, 2016


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Lee Bul
Untitled, 2014
crystal, glass and acrylic beads, mirrors, stainless-steel, aluminum and black nickel rods, steel and bronze chains, stainless-steel, and aluminum armature
Courtesy the Artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong
Photo: Jeon Byung-cheol


The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a survey exhibition of recent works by Korean artist Lee Bul, one of the most important artists of her generation. Early drawings and models are paired with ambitious sculptures revealing Bul's visually and conceptually compelling practice.

Acclaimed for her Cyborg sculptures of the 1990s that draw upon elements of art history, critical theory and science fiction, Lee Bul's more recent work explores the future of the past through elaborate sculptures and assemblages that reflect upon utopian architecture of the early 20th century, as well as architectural images of totalitarianism that are echoes of the artist's experience living in military-controlled Korea.



Based on a touring exhibition organized by Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló, Castellon; Musée d'art moderne et contemporain Saint-Étienne Métropole; and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, with Coordinating Curator Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director, Vancouver Art Gallery.


IAA  LEE BUL is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Institute of Asian Art's exhibition programing which features historical, contemporary and emerging international and local asian artists.

Generously Supported by:
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott,
Joy Chao and John Henshaw, Bruce Munro Wright



Lee Bul is presented as part of the Gallery's
Institute of Asian Art initiative

Founding Corporate Visionary Partner
for the Institute of Asian Art
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Exclusive Hotel Partner:
Shangri-La


Airline Partner:
Korean Air


Generously Supported by:
Angell Yin and Family, Bao Liu and Family, Amelia Gao
Robin Xiaobin Li and Family, Don and Barbara Stuart