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Contemporary Art Gallery

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

Admission always free
29 Mar 18·6:00 PMuntil8:00 PM


Grace Ndiritu

Offsite at Emily Carr University of Art and Design

An installation image of Grace Ndiritu's work mounted on a wall. It is a black and white photograph capturing a forest.

Grace Ndiritu, installation view from A Quest For Meaning: Vol. 8, CAG, Vancouver, Painting as a Medium of Photography Remix No.3, 2018. Photo: SITE Photography

Join Kenyan/British artist Grace Ndiritu as she discusses her expansive practice. Since 2010, Ndiritu has been creating an encyclopedic archive of images, entitled A Quest For Meaning (AQFM). It is a universal narrative, a creation story from the beginning of time. Told through photography it tells “stories” between similarly disparate objects and events from the Big Bang until now, by conjuring up and making new connections between them. Abstract photography allows Ndiritu to explore the formalism of the still life genre in such a way that what appears in the microcosm of the photograph is a reflection of what occurs in the macrocosm of the universe. Closely connected to her interests in the moving image, the various themes in AQFM perpetually expand to create photographic constellations, one of which will be shown in The Blue Hour at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

This Artist Talk is presented by the ECUAD Audain Faculty of Art in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery.


Kenyan/UK artist Grace Ndiritu has participated in various artist residencies, including Delfina Studio Trust, London; Recollets International Residency, Paris; MACBA, Barcelona; L’Appartement 22 International Residency, Morocco; Galveston Artists Residency, Texas; and Thalielab Art Foundation, Brussels. Recent solo performances include Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona; Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris; Museum Modern of Art, Warsaw; Centre Pompidou, Paris. Recent solo exhibitions include Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Klowden Mann Gallery, Los Angeles; Glasgow School of Art; La Ira De Dios, Buenos Aires; ICA, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; the 51st Venice Biennale; and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. Her work is in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; and Ulrich Museum, Kansas, amongst others.