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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

July 6 - October 27, 2019

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Vikky Alexander
Between Dreaming and Living Series #5, 1986
inkjet print with coloured Plexiglass,
International Center of Photography, Gift of Vikky Alexander, 2000.




Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty is the first retrospective of this notable Canadian artist whose work interrogates the mechanisms of display that shape meaning, beauty and desire in our culture. Comprising more than 80 works in a variety of media, Extreme Beauty examines the major themes that have occupied Alexander for more than three decades of her career, including the appropriated image, the artificiality of nature and the seduction of space.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator Emerita.


Generously supported by:
Jane Irwin and Ross Hill
Phil Lind

Additional support from:
The Adelaar Family