Kate Henderson, Interim Visual Arts Manager, Art Gallery at Evergreen

Kate Henderson is an artist, curator, educator, and cultural worker of white UK settler ancestry, based on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations (Vancouver, Canada). Henderson is invested in socially engaged art, emergent practices, collaboration, and care. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of British Columbia (2013), and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a Major in Photography (2007). From 2014 to 2018, Henderson served on the Board of Directors at Access Gallery, where she was president from 2016 to 2018. Her interest in curating and public programming led her into working in the curatorial department at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where she coordinated the national touring exhibition program and was curatorial assistant. From 2018 to 2020, Henderson was Director/Curator at Capture Photography Festival, where she curated numerous public art installations with national media coverage by artists including Krista Belle Stewart, Jordan Bennett, Kapwani Kiwanga, and Durrah Alsaif, in addition to an exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver featuring the work of Roxanne Charles. She is the Interim Curator at the Art Gallery at Evergreen in Coquitlam, where she has curated exhibitions by artists including Skawennati, Evan Lee, Romane Bladou, and Manuel Axel Strain. Henderson has taught at ECU, UBC, Arts Umbrella, and ArtStarts in the photography and visual arts programs. Her lens-based work has been exhibited across Vancouver at Access Gallery, Burrard Arts Foundation, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Belkin Satellite, Gallery 295, and the AHVA Gallery at the Audain Art Centre at UBC.

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