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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July 5, 2019 - September 21, 2019

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in Canada of work by Copenhagen and New York based artist Maryam Jafri. Extending across two gallery spaces, the exhibition presents three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. Informed by an investigative and interdisciplinary process, Jafri queries the cultural and visual representations of history, politics and our contemporary economy. This… more

Recurring every 6 weeks on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until September 22, 2019

The Contemporary Art Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in Canada of work by Copenhagen and New York based artist Maryam Jafri. Extending across two gallery spaces, the exhibition will include three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. Jafri works across an expansive breadth of media, including video, sculpture, performance and photography. Informed by an investigative process, her practice draws from… more

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until March 22, 2020

Navigating the Uncertainty Principle is a major solo exhibition by Vancouver-based artist and educator Ingrid Koenig, presenting large scale drawings across the gallery façade and off-site at Yaletown-Roundhouse station. Koenig’s artistic practice traverses the fields of theoretical physics, social history and narratives of scientific thought through visual art and participatory projects involving collaborations between artists and physicists. Currently Artist in Residence at TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre… more

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 5, 2020

The Contemporary Art Gallery will present the first solo exhibition in a major public institution of Chemong Lake based Anishinaabe artist Olivia Whetung. Whetung’s artistic practice examines, in her words, “acts of/active native presence.” A significant strand of recent research has manifested in beadwork, and explores Whetung’s deep concerns for knowledge as held and carried by land, bodies of water and language. Beading is itself an embodied act and in Whetung’s work, the sounds of words, knowledge of waterways and… more

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 5, 2020

For his first solo exhibition in Canada, Sreshta Rit Premnath will develop new work in an ongoing series of material and conceptual investigations on the “knot” between ownership and occupation of space, and the conditions of invisibility and misrecognition that define migrant subjectivity. Premnath works across multiple media including sculpture, video, photography and drawing. Friday, October 11th 2019 - Sunday, January 5th 2020 Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver BC Find out more about the exhibition here… more