Valerie Durant is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works in Vancouver. She received her BFA (2002) from Emily Carr University and attended Cooper Union in NYC. She holds an MA in Planning (2012) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
In 2009, she completed The Face of Africa: A long the Road, a solo photography exhibition and cultural engagement partnership with the International Organization of Migration (IOM). The collaboration with the One Africa campaign addressed issues on the topics of migration and xenophobia in South Africa.
Solo exhibitions include Points and Perforations (2001), an architectural, audio, and photographic installation that explored the social and economic dynamism of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Group exhibitions include Looped, at Artemisia, Chicago (2003), and The Well, at Surrey Art Gallery (2004). Durant conceptualized and co-curated Out of the Rain: A Project for Homelessness in Vancouver in 2005. Her work is held in public and private collections locally and internationally.