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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until June 7, 2024

Admission always free
31 Jan 23·6:30 PM

In Conversation

Kathy Slade & Lisa Robertson

An stitched image of Kathy Slade and Lisa Robertson.

Portraits of Kathy Slade (Photo: Vitória Monteiro) and Lisa Robertson (Photo: Sina Queyras).


Join us for a talk in the gallery between Kathy Slade and Lisa Robertson on the occasion of Slade's exhibition As the sun disappears and the shadows descend from the mountaintop.


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ASL interpretation is available on request. Requests can be accommodated up to 5 days in advance. Please contact to book or for more information.


Kathy Slade (b. 1966, Montreal) is an artist, writer, curator, editor, and publisher. She works across mediums and has produced textile works, prints, sculpture, film, video, performance, music projects, and publications. Slade’s solo exhibitions include Wherever You Go, Monica Reyes Gallery, Vancouver (2020); This is a Chord. This is Another., Surrey Art Gallery (2018); and Blue Monday, 4COSE, London (2017). Her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin; Kunstverein Braunschweig; Fluc, Vienna; and the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver. In 2009, Slade was awarded the VIVA Award from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts. She currently teaches at the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Lisa Robertson (b. 1961, Toronto) is a Canadian poet and essayist. She was a longtime resident of Vancouver, where in the early ’90s she began writing, publishing and collaborating in a community of artists and poets that included Artspeak Gallery and The Kootenay School of Writing. She has continued these activities for 30 years, publishing books, leaflets and posters, translating poetry and linguistics from French, lecturing and teaching internationally, and continuing her ongoing study into the political constitution of lyric voice. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Letters by Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and in 2018, the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts in NY awarded her the inaugural CD Wright Award in Poetry. She has taught at Cambridge University, Princeton, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, and American University of Paris, as well as holding research and residency positions at institutions across Canada, the US and Europe. Her recent books include the novel The Baudelaire Fractal and the poetry collection Boat, both from Coach House Books, as well as Anemones, a translation and study of Simone Weil published by If I Can’t Dance, in Amsterdam. She lives in France.