A writer, curator, and educator, Kimberly Phillips is Director/Curator of Access Gallery, an artist-run centre committed to supporting emergent and experimental practices. She holds a PhD in Art History from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where she was Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Fellow; her postdoctoral studies were supported by the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst at the Freie Universität Berlin.
Her current curatorial interests are focused on ideas of emergence and constraints: at Access she has launched a multi-year residency titled Twenty-Three Days at Sea, offering selected visual artists passage aboard container ships bound for Shanghai. Phillips has authored numerous exhibition catalogues and book works; her writings appear in Artforum, Canadian Art, C Magazine, and Fillip. She teaches curatorial practice and contemporary visual art at UBC and Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, and is currently Course Leader of ECUAD’s Low Residence Masters of Applied Art program.