5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This event is free.
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In person at the Pendulum Gallery
Registration closes Thursday, April 20, 4:00PM PST
Please note the event time is in Pacific Standard Time
In the second activation of Capture Photography Festival’s Featured Exhibition Here and Now, five of the exhibition’s artists – Ian Wallace, Gloria Wong, Tom Hsu, Dana Qaddah, and Khim Hipol – are in conversation with Peripheral Review’s founder and Editor, Lauren Lavery. The intergenerational group of artists will share insights into their process and practices in relation to how each of their commissioned works respond to the overarching theme of “place,” and how they navigate the contemporary and diverse ways in which lens-based works have moved beyond, or have been defined by, the heavy influence of photoconceptualism in the city.
Here and Now is organized by Capture Photography Festival and curated by Emmy Lee Wall, Executive Director, and Chelsea Yuill, Assistant Curator.
Presented by the Audain Foundation and generously supported by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
About the Participants
Khim Mata Hipol (b. 1999, Bauang La Union, Philippines; lives and works in North Vancouver, BC, Canada) Hipol lives and works in North Vancouver, BC. A graduate of Certificate of Photography (2019), and Bachelor of Fine Arts Major with Photography and Minor in Art and Text (2023), both from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Hipol is a recipient of the Audain Travel Award (2022) and was long-listed for the Lind Prize (2022). He has shared his works in group shows at The Center of Fine Arts Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (2022), Calgary (2022 and 2023), and Vancouver.
Filipino-born Khim Hipol is an emerging interdisciplinary artist based on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil Waututh, and Musqueam peoples, also known as North Vancouver. Hipol’s work is primarily focused on the lens-based medium and has expanded to printmaking, sculpture, and text. By investigating the impacts of colonialism and resulting Filipino migration, Hipol considers how identity and culture cross-pollinate between the Philippines and in Canada. His positionality between these two colonized and colonial structures is the motivation behind his practice, at once highlighting and complicating these systems.
A graduate of Certificate of Photography (2019), and Bachelor of Fine Arts Major with Photography and Minor in Art and Text (2023), both Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Hipol is a recipient of the Audain Travel Award (2022) and was long-listed for the Lind Prize (2022).
Tom Hsu (b. 1988, Hsinchu, Taiwan; lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada) is an artist currently residing and working in unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories in Vancouver. He comes from a base in analog photography, and this stability allows him to extend into made, found, and choreographic sculpture, all of which deal with the everyday mundane. Hsu holds a BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and, in 2018, undertook a residency at Burrard Arts Foundation in Vancouver. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries, including the Libby Leshgold Gallery, Centre A, Telephone Gallery, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, YACTAC, UNIT/PITT (Vancouver); and Gallery TPW (Toronto).
Dana Qaddah (b. 1996, Beirut, Lebanon; lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada and Beirut, Lebanon) holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (2019). Recent presentations of Qaddah’s work include solo exhibitions at Vancouver’s Unit 17, Massy Arts Society (Capture 2021), Libby Leshgold Glass Corner, as well as group presentations with Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver), C Magazine’s 18th Annual Auction (Toronto), Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre (Ramallah), and Unit 17. Qaddah’s work is currently held in the collections of Vancouver Art Gallery and Burnaby Art Gallery.
Ian Wallace (b. 1943, Shoreham, England; lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada). After completing his studies at the University of British Columbia and graduating with a Master’s Degree in Art History, Wallace taught art history at UBC from 1967 to 1970, and at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design from 1972 to 1998.
Wallace has been active as an exhibiting artist in the Vancouver region since 1965. Through his writing, teaching, and exhibitions, Wallace has been an influential figure in the creation, promotion, and appreciation of innovative processes in contemporary art and in the development of an internationally acknowledged photographic and conceptual art practice in Vancouver.
In 2004, he was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for the Visual Arts, and appointed Officer of the Order of Canada (2013). Wallace was honored with The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal (2013). In 2014, Wallace was awarded the Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.
Gloria Wong (b. 1998, Vancouver, BC, Canada; lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada) is a visual artist based in so-called “Vancouver”, on the unceded territories of the the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Emily Carr University of Arts & Design (2020). Her work has been exhibited both locally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Friends Indeed Gallery (San Francisco, 2021) and Telephone Gallery (Vancouver, 2021) and group exhibitions at Cantor Arts Center (Stanford, 2022), Burrard Arts Foundation (Vancouver, 2022) and The Polygon Gallery (Vancouver, 2021). Wong was the recipient of the Chick Rice Award for Excellence in Photography (2020) and the Carole Badgley Emerging Artist Award (2021) and was shortlisted for The Lind Prize (2021).
Lauren Lavery is a writer, editor, and artist. She is the founder and Editor of Peripheral Review, an online platform of exhibition reviews of Canadian emerging artists and spaces, and the Managing Editor of The Capilano Review. Lavery has published art writing for The Capilano Review, ReIssue, BlackFlash, Cornelia Magazine, Public Parking, Peripheral Review, LUMA Quarterly, and in exhibition texts for Wil Aballe Projects, Martha Street Studios, Xpace Cultural Centre, and Y+ Contemporary. Recently, she was the artist in residence at Iris Project Residency in Los Angeles, USA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts, and is currently based in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Nations. (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.