John Wood and Paul Harrison, installation view from ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’, Contemporary Art Gallery, February 12 – April 24, 2016. Photography by SITE Photography

Meet Joni | Front of House Intern

Hi! My name is Joni Cheung and I am the current Front of House Intern at the Contemporary Art Gallery. I’m in my final year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus in visual arts, at Simon Fraser University’s School of Contemporary Arts. During my time at SFU, I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with multiple facets of Vancouver’s art community, including co-curating In Circulation, an exhibition in 2017’s Capture Photography Festival and publishing an interview in Decoy Magazine. I hope by volunteering at various arts organizations I will come to know my next steps for life as a postgrad.

The first few weeks at CAG have been exciting! I assisted with the research for the current exhibitions: Andrew Dadson’s Site For Still Life and Lyse Lemieux’s FULL FRONTAL. Being able to see the installation of both artists’ was a treat! Before December rolls around, I will also be giving a tour about the current exhibitions to CAG volunteers and writing a few blog posts about CAG publications and editions. These will both be firsts for me, but I look forward to the learning experience.

I am excited to work with Assistant Curator Jas Lally, Visitor/Event Coordinator Julia Lamare, Visitor/Publications Coordinator Jocelyn Statia, and the rest of the enthusiastic and upbeat team at CAG!

I applied to the CAG internship because of its commitment to providing diverse programming that gives free opportunities for the community to learn and enjoy contemporary art. I look forward to the rest of my time here and the chance to learn from the CAG team.