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||Cultural Industries, Modernism, Twentieth Century European Art, Formalism, Marxist Feminism, Marxism and Critical Theory|
|Monteyne, Joseph||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||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|
|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|
|Zeigler, Barbara||Visual Art (Print Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Installation Art, Video, and Collaborative/Public Art), Environmental Politics, Animal Studies, BC Salmon Populations|
We invite applications for part-time sessional lecturers. In light of COVID-19, all Term 1 courses will be offered online and should be designed as such. Candidates should also be prepared to offer online instruction for Term 2. 2020 Winter Term 1 (September 1 to December 31, 2020) ARTH 227 (001...
Lasso (2018) Dana Claxton, current AHVA Associate Professor and Department Head, has won the 10th annual Scotiabank Photography Award. She will receive a $50,000 cash prize, a solo exhibition during the 2021 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and a book of her work will be published and...
June 12, 2020 To Our Students, Alumni, Colleagues, and Community: The Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory unequivocally supports Black Lives Matter and Black activists across Turtle Island and around the world who have led and catalyzed the movement to address and eliminate ongoing...
We invite applications for a sessional lecturer to teach CCST 503 (001) — Graduate Practicum and Major Paper in Curatorial Studies. This is a six-credit, two term appointment that runs September 1, 2020 to April 20, 2021. The incumbent will mentor and teach students to produce an exhibition or...
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...