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

Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

April 19 - September 2, 2019

   BUY TICKETS   



Pushpamala N,
Sunhere Sapne (Golden Dreams), 1998
hand-painted silver gelatin print
Courtesy of the Artist.
-->

Moving Still: Performative Photography in India explores themes of migration, gender, religion and national identity through the lens of performative photography. The exhibition focuses on the photo-based practices of contemporary artists who are rooted in the diversity of cultures within the country, while at the same time engaging in a global dialogue.

Participating artists include Nikhil Chopra, Anita Dube, Gauri Gill, Sunil Gupta, Ranbir Kaleka, Naveen Kishore, Sonia Khurana, Pushpamala N, Tejal Shah, Umrao Singh Sher-Gil, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, Kiran Subbaiah and Vivan Sundaram.

Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, an initiative of the Institute of Asian Art and curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator of Asian Art and Gayatri Sinha, Independent Curator and founder of Critical Collective.


Visionary Partners for the Institute of Asian Art:
Liu Bao, Wang Ying and Liu Manzhao


Visionary Partners for Photography Exhibitions:
Miles, Maureen and Larry Lunn

With additional support from:
The IAA Development Committee (Angela Bi, Gary Chen, Amelia Gao, Shawn He, Yin Qing)


Dr Hari Sharma Foundation logo


  • Gauri Gill, Untitled, from Acts of Appearance series 2015-ongoing
    archival pigment print
    Courtesy of the Artist

  • Naveen Kishore, Performing the Goddess—The Chappal Bhaduri Story, 2013
    mixed media collage, digital prints on archival rag paper,
    Courtesy of the Artist, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich and Project 88, Mumbai

  • Tejal Shah, Between the Waves—Outer, 2013
    mixed media collage, digital prints on archival rag paper,
    Courtesy of the Artist, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich and Project 88, Mumbai

  • Nikhil Chopra, Sir Raja III (Veranda), 2005
    inkjet print
    Courtesy of the Artist and Chaterjee & Lal




Publication