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Contemporary Art Gallery

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

Admission always free
12 Oct 19·3:00 PM

Exhibition walk-through

with Sreshta Rit Premnath

An aluminum bench is installed in the corner of a gallery. On it sits a thin, slumped foam cutout in a human-like form. An exit sign reading EXILE instead of exit hangs on the wall above.

Sreshta Rit Premnath, installation view from Those Who Wait, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, October 11, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Photography by SITE Photography

Join exhibiting artist Sreshta Rit Premnath for an informal conversation with CAG Curator Kimberly Phillips in his installation space, discussing the broader concerns underpinning his exhibition and artistic practice.


Sreshta Rit Premnath is a multidisciplinary artist and the founder and co-editor of the publication Shifter. His work has been the focus of solo exhibitions at Rodriguez Gallery, Poznan (2019); Ace Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); Nomas Foundation, Rome (2017); Kansas Gallery, New York (2014); Gallery SKE, Bangalore (2013); The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2012); Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago (2012); Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin (2011); and Art Statements, Art Basel (2010). He has participated in group exhibitions at venues including Westfällischer Kunstverein, Münster (2019); Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Dubai (2017); Queens Museum, New York (2015); YBCA, San Francisco (2011); Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris (2010); and 1A Space, Hong Kong (2010). With a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Bard College, he attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, Skowhegan and Smack Mellon. Premnath has received grants from Art Matters and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and was awarded the Arthur Levitt Fellowship from Williams College. Based in Brooklyn, Premnath is the Director of the BFA Fine Arts program at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York.