5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Please note the event time is in Pacific Standard Time.
Join us for a conversation with Rydel Cerezo, Anna Kasko, and Birthe Piontek as they discuss their works in Family Album.
Family Album investigates the meaning and weight held by family histories and the ways in which photography is used to understand and unpack these generational narratives, hopes, and traumas. This exhibition includes artists that use their practice as a tool through which to expand, explore, and consider their relationship to their family and heritage. Sometimes they redeploy existing family photographs to create something entirely new, some photograph their families directly capturing the intimacy and shared space they inhabit, others capture sites that are significant to their family history, and some artists stage and recreate scenes of familial weight.
Family Album is organized by Capture Photography Festival, presented by TD Bank Group and generously supported by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association.
Rydel Cerezo is a visual artist based in Vancouver on the unceded and traditional territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. His work investigates the space between sexuality, religion, and race. He is interested in how these disparate themes metaphorically and visually coalesce. Cerezo holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from Emily Carr University of Arts and Design.
Anna Kasko is a Canadian born artist currently living and working on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations of Vancouver, BC. She holds a BFA in photography from Emily Carr University. Kasko’s practice is based predominantly in the documentary aesthetic. She has worked in film photography and the wet process until 2012 when she switched to the digital medium. Her work has been exhibited and published across Canada and can be seen in private collections within Canada and internationally.
Birthek Pointek was born and raised in Germany, Birthe Piontek moved to Canada in 2005 after receiving her MFA from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in both solo and group shows, and is featured in many private and public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago and the Museum of Applied Arts in Gera, Germany. Birthe Piontek’s project The Idea of North won the Critical Mass Book Award 2009 and was published as a monograph in 2011. Her project Abendlied received the Edward Burtynsky Grant in 2018 and was nominated by Time Magazine as one of the best photo books in 2019. The most recent work, Janus, will be published by Gnomic Book in 2021. Birthe Piontek is an Assistant Professor of Photography in the Audain Faculty of Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver and a member of the Cake Collective.