Shellie Zhang, Still Life with Berries, from the Offerings to Both Past and Future series, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery.

Shellie Zhang, Still Life with Berries, from the Offerings to Both Past and Future series, 2019. Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery.


Public Art Hop with Chelsea Yuill


Meet at Waterfront Stn in the lobby near the Canada Line entrance 
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Please note the event time is in Pacific Standard Time.

Join Capture’s Assistant Curator, Chelsea Yuill on a walking tour to visit three distinct projects that are  part of Capture’s 2022 Festival Public Art Program. The tour will begin with Shellie Zhang’s Offerings to Both Past and Future at Waterfront Canada Line Station. The second stop on the tour will be Shahla Bahrami’s Censorship and Autocensorship – I bite my tongue at Vancouver City Centre Canada Line Station. The tour will end with Sara Cwynar’s Umi at BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation.

Please note this is a free walking tour although requires fare to travel from Waterfront Station to Vancouver City Centre.

Presented in partnership with Canada Line Public Art Program – InTransit BC.
Presented in partnership with TransLink.

Shellie Zhang is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. By uniting both past and present iconography with the techniques of mass communication, language and sign, Zhang explores the contexts and construction of a multicultural society by disassembling approaches to tradition, gender, the diaspora and popular culture. She creates images, objects, and projects in a wide range of media to explore how integration, diversity, and assimilation is implemented and negotiated, and how manifestations of these ideas relate to lived experiences. Zhang is interested in how culture is learned and sustained, and how the objects and iconographies of culture are remembered and preserved.

Zhang has exhibited at venues including WORKJAM (Beijing), Asian Art Initiative (Philadelphia) and Gallery 44 (Toronto). She is a recipient of grants such as the Toronto Arts Council’s Visual Projects grant, the Ontario Arts Council’s Visual Artists Creation Grant, and the Canada Council’s Project Grant to Visual Artists. Zhang is a member of EMILIA-AMALIA, a feminist reading and writing group. In 2017, she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2021, she was a recipient of the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts Artist Award. Zhang’s work has been published in Canadian Art, the Toronto Star, Blackflash Magazine, CBC Arts, and C Magazine. Recent and upcoming projects include exhibitions at AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon), the Anchorage Museum (Anchorage, Alaska), the plumb (Toronto) and Mercer Union (Toronto). Zhang works with Patel Brown Gallery.

Shahla Bahrami is the founding member and director of the artist-run centre Voix Visuelle. She has participated in over 90 exhibitions in public galleries and artist-run centre in Canada, Europe and Asia. Bahrami received the First Prize from Art and Paper VI Biennial organized by Jean-Claude-Bergeron Gallery (2002). She has received grants from the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Bank of Canada, and the City of Ottawa. Her works are included in private and public collections including those of the city of Ottawa, Loto-Québec, and the National Bank of Canada. 

Sara Cwynar currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work in photography, video and installation involves a constant archiving and re-presentation of collected visual materials. She explores the way that images morph, accumulate, endure, and change in meaning and value over time, and the effect this has on a collective worldview. Cwynar has exhibited her work at MoMA PS1(New York), Malmö Konsthall (Sweden), and Fondazione Prada (Milan, Italy). Her works are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art (New York), MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), and Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto). She most recently finished a commissioned performance for the Performa Biennial (New York City, 2021). She is represented by Foxy Production, New York, Cooper Cole, Toronto, and the Approach, London.

Chelsea Yuill is a curator whose practice aims to connect the public with contemporary art practices in transformative and thought-provoking ways. Her curatorial projects include the alumni exhibition 88 Artists from 88 Years (2017), and Intertwined (2018) both at Emily Carr University of Art + Design; and EAT YOUR TAIL, Access Gallery (2020). As the Assistant Curator at Capture Photography Festival, she has coordinated three annual catalogues, multiple public art projects, and virtual exhibitions, curating Elisabeth Belliveau: A Vase with Pale Roses (2020), Rydel Cerezo: Back of My Hand (2020), Yumna Al-Arashi: Holy Terrain (2021), Simon Bermeo-Ehmann: CLIPS (2021), Celia Perrin Sidarous: Flotsam (2021), Mahmoud El Safadi: Becoming (2021), Michelle Bui: Mutable Materialism (2022), and Joseph Maida: Things “R” Queer” (2022).  Her interview with Dana Qaddah was published in ReIssue (2021), and she was a mentee in the Momus Emerging Critics Residency (2021). Yuill holds a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design (2019), and is based in so-called Vancouver on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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