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Contemporary Art Gallery

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

Admission always free
9 May 03until29 Jun 03

Jemima Stehli

mm, Studio

B.C. Binning Gallery

A photograph of an interior photo studio. Most of the image is obscured by an indiscernible blurred shape in the foreground.

Jemima Stehli, mm 5 (detail), 2002-03. Photo: Althea Thauberger.

The work of this British artist explores the relationships between aesthetics, gender and desire. Using her own nude body, Stehli restages iconic images from recent moments of art history and popular culture in order to draw attention to relationships of power, where objectification, agency and pleasure commingle. Her work often goes against the grain of discourses surrounding photographic representation. Her exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery will include photographic works from two recent series. Though her references are not explicit, these works carry clear inferences to early work of Vancouver artist, Jeff Wall, which Stehli takes indirections that are distinctly at odds with the ways in which Wall’s work has been received within local practices.


Born in 1961, Jemima Stehli lives and works in London. She has had solo exhibitions at Lisson Gallery, London (2003); ARTRA, Milan (2001); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2000); Artlab, Imperial College, London (2000) and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Europe. Jemima Stehli is represented by Lisson Gallery in London

Guest Curated by Catherine Thomas