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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Admission always free

Today's hours
12 pm - 6 pm
18 Nov 17until14 May 18

Liz Magor

Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice

A cream coloured textile with yellow and green stripes hangs from a triangular metal armature mounted on a gallery wall. Pink splotches and small patches of textiles are scattered around the surface.

Liz Magor, Alberta/Quebec (installation view), 2013. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.

This marks the final venue for the large-scale presentation of works by Liz Magor that begun at Peep-Hole, Milan in the winter of 2015. Conceived in close cooperation with Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst and Kunstverein Hamburg and realized in partnership with Contemporary Art Gallery and Musee d’art contemporain de Montréal.


Liz Magor studied at the University of British Columbia, Parsons School of Design and the Vancouver School of Art. She has participated in major exhibitions worldwide, including the 4th Biennale of Sydney (1982); Venice Biennale (1984) and documenta VII (1987). Recent solo exhibitions include A Thousand Quarrels, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver (2014); Triangle France, Marseille and California-Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; Light my Fire: Some Propositions about Portraits and Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2013); and After Presence, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (2012). Magor has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Wattis Institute, San Francisco; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004); National Gallery of Canada (2001); Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Florida (1997); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (1996). Over her career Magor has been recognized through several prestigious art awards such as the Gershon Iskowitz Foundation in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (2014); The Audain Prize for Lifetime achievement (2009); the Governor General of Canada Award (2001) and York Wilson Endowment Award (2000). Magor is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto and Marcelle Alix, Paris.