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

Guo Pei

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond

October 13, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Guo Pei: Couture Beyond is the first Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Guo Pei, China’s preeminent couturière. Read more.

Ian Thom

A Curator's View: Ian Thom Selects

September 22, 2018 - March 17, 2019

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects unites historical and contemporary works as selected by Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator–Historical, from the permanent collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. Read more.

Kevin Schmidt

Kevin Schmidt: We Are the Robots

July 14 to October 28, 2018

The exhibition features recent sculpture and video installations by Kevin Schmidt, a British Columbia–based artist whose multidisciplinary practice draws upon aspects of Conceptual Art and performance art while embodying the do-it-yourself (DIY) sensibilities of an amateur inventor. Read more.

Goto Morin

Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?

July 14 to October 28, 2018

Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? is an exhibition of the artists’ performance artworks and ongoing collaborations. Their work begins by thinking through their respective positions as a Japanese Canadian woman and Tahltan First Nations man, asking how cultural knowledge and history inform our experience of place and challenging us to seek new formations. Read more.