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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
6 Feb 21·11:00 AM


Christine Howard Sandoval in conversation with Kimberly Phillips

Online via Zoom

Join exhibiting artist Christine Howard Sandoval and curator Kimberly Phillips for a conversation around the concerns of language, material and the archive that underpin the exhibition A wall is a shadow on the land.


Christine Howard Sandoval is an interdisciplinary artist of Obispeño Chumash and Hispanic ancestry. Her work challenges the boundaries of representation, access and habitation through the use of performance, video and sculpture. Howard Sandoval has exhibited nationally and internationally at The Museum of Capitalism, Oakland; Designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin;, El Museo Del Barrio, Bronx; and Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens. She is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at Emily Carr University, Vancouver.

Kimberly Phillips is Director of SFU Galleries at Simon Fraser University. Over the past 15 years, in her roles as gallery director, curator, and teacher based on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ílwəta /Selilwitulh peoples, she has worked to amplify the voices of under acknowledged artists and practitioners, ethically vision and build organizational capacity, and create meaningful and unexpected ways for contemporary artists and their publics to find one another. From 2017-2020 she held the position of Curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, overseeing the gallery’s exhibitions, publications and artist residencies. Previous to this she served as Director/Curator of Access Gallery (2013-2017), a Vancouver artist-run centre committed to emergent and experimental practices. Phillips holds a PhD in art history from the University of British Columbia (2007), where she was an Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Fellow.