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||Indigenous sovereignty; decolonization; Production, dissemination and embodiment of images|
|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|
|Makris, Georgios||Arts of Byzantium; Material culture and archaeology of monasticism; Dissemination and usage of portable objects across the eastern Mediterranean; Medieval monastic culture|
|Mansoor, Jaleh||Art history and theory; Curatorial and related studies; Visual arts and media arts; Cultural Industries; Formalism; Marxism and Critical Theory; Marxist Feminism; Modernism; Twentieth Century European Art|
|Monteyne, Joseph||Art history and theory; Curatorial and related studies; Visual arts and media arts; Arts and Technologies; Renaissance/early modern art and print culture|
|Orell, Julia||History of Chinese Art; Landscape painting of the Song and Yuan dynasties; Construction of place, site, region, and empire in painting and other visual media; Art and the production of knowledge; Cultural and historical geography; History of cartography|
|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||Art history and theory; Curatorial and related studies; Visual arts and media arts; Activism and visual culture; Artist or Author Social Identity; Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Canadian contemporary art; Feminist art histories; Movement culture; Performance studies; Queer art; social movements|
|Smith, Tai||Art history and theory; Cinema studies; Curatorial and related studies; Film, television and digital media; Visual arts and media arts; Arts and Technologies; Economical Contexts; Gender; media theory; Modern and Contemporary Art and Design; Politics of Media and Mediation; Textiles|
|Soussloff, Catherine||Art, Art History, European Art, Performance Art, Performance Studies, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, historiography and theory of European art|
|Thauberger, Althea||Photographic history/theory; Media philosophy; Biopolitics and institutional critique/reform; Settler decolonization, and site-based art and activism|
|Watson, Donald Scott||Contemporary Canadian art, art issues and art theory|
Dustin Brons, Stovetop, 2019. Collection of the artist. © Dustin Brons Congratulations to AHVA sessional faculty member and alumnus Dustin Brons who has been selected as one of the three winners of the 2021 New Generation Photography Award. The New Generation Photography Award was...
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (CRC), Tier II specializing in the history of the art, architecture and visual culture of South Asia. This position is expected to be...
March 25, 2021 The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory firmly condemns anti-Asian racism and violence. We grieve with the loved ones and the communities of the eight victims of the attacks that took place last week in Atlanta, Georgia. We join President Santa Ono and the University in...
The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory (AHVA) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, invites applications for a Lecturer appointment in visual art commencing as early as July 1, 2021. This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a...
Art in the time of Covid! AHVA Gallery staff and Work Learn students have recently installed works from the third-year painting class VISA 330, taught by Phil McCrum in fall 2020. The display is viewable from outside the Audain Art Centre along University Boulevard. The artists were asked to...
Image credit: Ellen Neel in her studio, 1958, Photo: Gar Lunney/Library and Archives Canada /National Film Board Fonds/e011176933 The Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory is now accepting applications for the Ellen Neel and Beau Dick Award in Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Award...