Vancouver

Contemporary Art Gallery

  • 555 Nelson Street
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 6R5
  • Phone: (604) 681-2700

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) is an independent, non-profit public art gallery and one of Canada’s leading venues for contemporary art. Offering free access to everyone, we work with artists from Canada and around the world to produce exhibitions, off-site projects, residencies, learning, outreach, community engagement programs, events and publications. Each of these interdependent strands of programming varies in scale, duration and location to challenge how and where we might engage with contemporary visual art.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 12-6pm

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April 5, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Deanna Bowen’s artistic practice concerns itself with overlooked histories of Black experience, often connected to her own family in Canada and the US. Mining archives and forgotten documents, she makes use of a repertoire of artistic gestures to bring traces of a complex, deeply personal and often violent past into public visibility. Bowen’s solo exhibition A Harlem Nocturne comprises two separate trajectories of new research that follow the artist’s maternal lineage in Canada. In the Balkind Gallery, a four-channel… more

April 5, 2019 - September 20, 2019

The multi-media practice of Australia-based Anishinaabe artist Rolande Souliere entangles the visual language of hard-edged geometric abstraction with that of contemporary traffic signage to consider how colonial infrastructures mark both spaces and the people inhabiting them. Her solo exhibition Frequent Stopping IV and V presents new large-scale, site-specific work at the Contemporary Art Gallery’s two public sites: its street level façade and the nearby Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. This exhibition draws from… more

May 25, 2019

Join CAG and ArtStarts for a very special Family Day event celebrating the public art initiative How far do you travel? and the work of Anna Torma. Families will be invited to enjoy creative activities across three sites: CAG, ArtStarts and aboard the How far do you travel? bus graphically wrapped in Torma’s work. Inspired by Torma’s practice, activities will include embroidery, storytelling and more. Location and activity information: Contemporary Art Gallery 555 Nelson Street, corner of Nelson and Richards Streets… more

May 26, 2019

Join CAG Visitor Coordinator Jocelyn Statia for a Sunday afternoon tour of the current exhibitions: Deanna Bowen A Harlem Nocturne April 5 - June 16, 2019 Rolande Souliere Frequent Stopping IV and V April 5 - September 22, 2019 No reservation required, simply just turn up! Sunday, May 26th 2019 at 3:00pm Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

June 6, 2019

Join CAG Assistant Curator Julia Lamare for a Sunday afternoon tour of the current exhibitions: Deanna Bowen A Harlem Nocturne April 5 - June 16, 2019 Rolande Souliere Frequent Stopping IV and V April 5 - September 22, 2019 Thursday, June 6th 2019 at 12:30pm Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

June 9, 2019

Join Katharine Meng-Yuan Yi for a tour of the current exhibitions in Mandarin. ????????(Katharine Yi)? ??????????? Deanna Bowen A Harlem Nocturne April 5 - June 16, 2019 Rolande Souliere Frequent Stopping IV and V April 5 - September 22, 2019 No reservation required, simply just turn up! Sunday, June 9th 2019 at 3:00pm Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

June 13, 2019

Join CAG Curator Kimberly Phillips for a guided tour of the current exhibitions: Deanna Bowen A Harlem Nocturne April 5 - June 16, 2019 Rolande Souliere Frequent Stopping IV and V April 5 - September 22, 2019 No reservation required, simply just turn up! Thursday, June 13th 2019 at 6:00pm Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more

June 16, 2019

Patrick Cruz creates an immersive sonic experience on the turntables, turning visual art audiences into listeners aboard his wrapped How far do you travel? bus as it tours through the city. Meet at CAG at 3pm sharp. The bus will depart shortly afterwards. Sunday, June 16th 2019 at 3:00pm Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC For more information, please visit here… more