Master of Arts
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory comprises three streams of research-based learning and practice: Art History, with a particular focus on theoretical and critical discourses concerning the social impact of art and visual representation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; Critical and Curatorial Studies, examining through research and exhibition projects issues in contemporary visual culture and display; and Visual Art, with an undergraduate curriculum placing art production, academic learning and a graduate emphasis on preparation for participation in the field of contemporary international art.
|Adriasola Munoz, Ignacio Alberto||investigates responses by artists and intellectuals to the crisis of aesthetic and political representation triggered by the failed protests against the US-Japan Security Treaty of 1960, and in particular their reliance on depictions of the sexual and geographical margins in their articulation of an aesthetics of political disaffection.|
|Claxton, Dana||film, video, photography, single- and multi-channel video installation, and performance art|
|Frei Njootli, Jeneen|
|Gu, Xiong||Fine Art. Transcultural identity and hybridity. Through the critical angle of visual art, my work encompasses other elements such as sociology, geography, economics, politics, literature; and finally, the dynamics of globalisation, local culture and individual identity shifts. These shifts do not merely constitute a simple amalgamation of two original subjects, but instead, seek to create an entirely new space., Installation, painting, drawing, photography, contemporary art theory|
|James, Gareth||histories of iconoclasm in which the social divisions and inequities that mark and delimit artistic practice are registered most emphatically|
|Mansoor, Jaleh||Cultural Industries, Modernism, Twentieth Century European Art, Formalism, Marxist Feminism, Marxism and Critical Theory|
|McGeough, Michelle||Arts and Cultural Traditions, Indigenous art history, methodologies and Two-Spirit/Indigenous queer critique|
|Monteyne, Joseph||Arts and Technologies, Renaissance/early modern art and print culture|
|Roy, Marina||Intersection between materials, history, language, and ideology|
|Salgirli, Saygin||architecture of fourteenth-century Bursa, the first Ottoman capital|
|Shelton, Anthony||Mexican and Andean visual culture, critical museology, development of folk art, aesthetics|
|Silver, Erin||Artist or Author Social Identity, Artistic and Literary Marginality, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, Social Movements, Canadian contemporary art, Queer art, Feminist art histories, Activism and visual culture, Performance studies, Movement culture|
|Smith, Tai||Arts and Technologies, Economical Contexts, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, media theory, Politics of Media and Mediation, Gender, Textiles|
|Soussloff, Catherine||Art, Art History, European Art, Performance Art, Performance Studies, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, historiography and theory of European art|
|Watson, Donald Scott||Contemporary Canadian art, art issues and art theory|
|Zeigler, Barbara||Visual Art (Print Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Installation Art, Video, and Collaborative/Public Art), Environmental Politics, Animal Studies, BC Salmon Populations|
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a limited-term full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review, for a period of 24 months. The anticipated start date of employment is as...
We are inviting applications for part-time sessional lecturers. In light of COVID-19, candidates should be prepared to adapt their selected courses for online instruction. However, AHVA is developing plans to enable limited face to-face instruction and student practice in studio facilities that...
Hello Everyone, As we move forward together as an online community, I wanted to update everyone on the status of some key projects. The BFA/BA graduating exhibition, Errance, is going online and Phil, students, and staff are working their magic to make a meaningful show for all to see! A printed...
To the AHVA Community: Due to current conditions with the COVID-19 outbreak, AHVA facilities will be closing with our staff and faculty working remotely where possible by the end of the week: March 20, 2020. This is in addition to classes moving to online instruction. We intend to do our part to...
Two AHVA-affiliated artists, Kenneth (Ken) Lum and Dana Claxton, have been awarded major Canadian art prizes. Both were awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts, Canada’s foremost distinction for excellence in visual and media arts. Laureates receive a medallion, cash prize of...
Photo credit: Liza Curtiss Congratulations to AHVA alumnus Derrick Chang on his new role as Executive Director at Centre A, starting March 1, 2020. Derrick earned an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies at UBC in 2016. His thesis, Sounding Off: Making Queer Noise Areas – Queer experience,...