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September 20, 2017— Orion Visitor in Fine Arts: Amie Siegel

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Amie Siegel

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Ranging from photographs, video, lm installations, and feature lms for the cinema, American artist Amie Siegel’s work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including City of Disappearances, CCA Wattis, San Francisco; Approximately In nite Universe, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Amie Siegel, Part 1: Black Moon, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart; The Talent Show, MoMA/PS1, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Russian Linesman, Hayward Gallery, London; 2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Forum Expanded, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Her videos and feature lms have been shown widely including at the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Museum of Modern Art, New York; BFI Southbank and The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She has been a fellow of the DAAD Berliner- Künstlerprogramm, Guggenheim Foundation, and is a recipient of the ICA Boston’s 2010 Foster Prize and a 2012 Sundance Institute Film Fund award.

Another Year will be in the UVic Visual Arts Building, which is situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish people. "This area was known for camas harvesting, trading and cultural and spiritual practices. It was home to the Checkonien family group including Chee-al-thuc whose longhouse was in what is now known as Cadboro Bay. The beach at low tide was one place the ancestors played qoqwialls ('lacrosse')." - Cheryl Bryce, Songhees Nation https://www.uvic.ca/services/indigenous/

Free and open to the public.

September 27, 2017— Visiting Artist Series: Léuli Eshrāghi

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Léuli Eshrāghi

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Léuli Māzyār Luna‘i Eshrāghi (Sāmoan, Persian and other ancestries) is an uninvited guest in Narrm in unceded Kulin Nation territory, and a PhD candidate at Monash University Art Design Architecture (MADA). His work centres on ceremonial-political renewal, languages, embodied futures, diasporic and local indigeneities. He serves on the board of Aboriginal Curatorial Collective | Collectif des commissaires autochtones (Canada), editorial advisory panel for Broadsheet (Australia), and Paci c Advisory Group for Melbourne Museum. Exhibitions include Dead Centre curated by Anna Louise Richardson and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah at Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University (Boorloo Perth) and touring regionally, and The Bill: For Collective Unconscious curated by Misal Adnan Yıldız at Artspace NZ (Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland). Curatorial projects include Pōuliuli (Faitautusi + Fā‘aliga) at West Space for Yirramboi First Nations Arts Festival and Ala Moana Center for the Smithsonian Asian Paci c American Center’s ‘Ae Kai Culture Lab on Convergence, and Ua numi le fau at Gertrude Contemporary, developed through the Emerging Curators’ Program for Next Wave Festival 2016. Residencies include University of British Columbia - Okanagan (Canada), Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Canada), Arts House-Next Wave (Australia), and Tautai Paci c Arts Trust (Aotearoa New Zealand).

Free and open to the public.

October 04, 2017— Orion Visitor in Fine Arts: Valérie Blass

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Valérie Blass

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

The recent works of Valérie Blass are lled with a dual tension that contrasts the notions of visibility and invisibility, as well as the boundaries between volume and surface. Her sculptures, whose anthropomorphic postures tend toward abstraction, arise out of deliberately unstable representations: the unity of the work is conceived so that it slips away, is transformed and then re-formed according to the viewer’s positions and movements. The referential impact of the representation is made denser this way, and the sculpture acts as a plural entity. Solo exhibitions of her work have been presented at Catriona Jeffries, Vancou- ver (2015); Artspeak, Vancouver (2015); Daniel Faria Gallery, Toronto (2015); Parisian Laundry, Montréal (2014); Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal (2012) and Galeri Manâ, Istanbul (2013). Recent group exhibitions have been held at Musée d’art con- temporain de Montréal, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto (2015); Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles (2015); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB (2013); MetroTech Center, Brooklyn (2013); Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON (2012); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2011); and The Power Plant, Toronto (2009).

Free and open to the public.

October 25, 2017— Orion Visitor in Fine Arts: Kimberly Phillips

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Kimberly Phillips

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Kimberly Phillips is a writer and curator. For the past four years she has been Director/Curator of Access Gallery, a Vancouver artist-run centre committed to emergent and experimental practices. She joins the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, in August 2017 as Curator. Previously she was Curator of Interpretation at the Vancouver Art Gallery (2009 - 2013) and Curator- in-Residence at 221A (2012-13). Phillips holds a PhD in art history from the University of British Columbia, where she was Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Fellow. Her post-doctoral studies were supported by the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst at the Freie Universitaet, Berlin. She has authored, edited, and contributed to numerous books and exhibition catalogues, and her critical writings have appeared in Artforum, Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Fillip. Phillips maintains an active teaching practice, instructing both graduate and undergraduate courses in modern and contemporary visual art and curatorial practice at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the University of British Columbia.

Free and open to the public.

November 01, 2017— Visiting Artist Series: Dominique Pétrin

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Dominique Pétrin

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montreal, Canada. A former member of the petrochemical rock band Les Georges Leningrad from 2000-2007, she also collaborated with such renowned artists as Sophie Calle, Pil & Galia Kollectiv (London) and recently choregraphers Antonija Livingstone (Berlin), Stephen Thompson (Paris) and Jennifer Lacey (Paris) in Culture & administration & trembling performance at Impulstanz (Vienna), FTA (Montreal), American Realness festival (New York) and Fierce (Birmingham). She was awarded an artist residency at the Banff Centre, OMI International Artist in residency Program representing Canada and in Nunavik by the Quebec Council for the Arts. She was selected for the Quebec Triennial at the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art in 2012 and featured in Ailleurs en Folie Mons-Montreal in 2015 in Belgium. In 2014, she was longlisted for the Sobey Award. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, in France, United States, Belgium and United Kingdom. Her next exhibitions will occur at South of the tracks gallery in Chicago, Time Equities, New York and Grunt Gallery, Vancouver. She will also perform Culture & Administration & Trembling in Singapore and Rouyn-Noranda later this year. She is represented in Canada by antoine ertaskiran gallery.

Free and open to the public.

November 22, 2017— Visiting Artist Series: Patrick Howlett

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Patrick Howlett

7:30pm VISUAL ARTS BUILDING

Patrick Howlett received his MFA from the University of Victoria and a BFA from Concordia University. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and is currently based in London, Ontario. Recent exhibitions include The Personal Atmosphere (2017) at Susan Hobbs Gallery, Improving Your Squash at G Gallery (2014) and Part-Time Offerings at Museum London (2014), for which a catalogue was produced. Other recent projects include an artist’s book << J...>>, with poems by Michel Butor and published by Collectif Generation and organizing the 2013 group exhibition The Room and its Inhabitants at Susan Hobbs Gallery, who also represents his work.

Free and open to the public.