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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street

Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until January 27, 2023

Admission always free
9 Apr 22·12:00 PMuntil1:00 PM

Saturday Session

Karen Zalamea on Michelle Bui

A photographic work by Michelle Bui. Diffuse colours and indecipherable plant matter appear beneath a layer of wrinkled plastic film. Sparse flowers and leaves are sprinkled across the picture plane.

Michelle Bui, Envelop #7, 2021

One Saturday each month, CAG invites a guest host to lead walkthroughs of our current exhibitions, offering their insights and response to the works on view. In April, we welcome Karen Zalamea to speak on the work of Michelle Bui. No advance registration required for this event.


Karen Zalamea (she/her) is a Filipino-Canadian artist, educator, and cultural worker based in Vancouver, Canada, the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Zalamea’s interdisciplinary practice is rooted in photography and critically considers methodologies, materiality, and modes of presentation. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions and as public art projects across Canada and internationally. Zalamea holds an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver.