CAG announces the departure of Curator Kimberly Phillips

The Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) announces the departure of Kimberly Phillips, who has held the position of Curator at CAG since 2017, serving as Interim Director from September 2019 to March 2020. Kimberly has been appointed Director of SFU Galleries and will take up the position this August. Over her three-year tenure at CAG, Kimberly… Read more »


Racial justice requires more than our words. It demands radical redistribution and restructuring. It means decentering whiteness and white fragility. It is decolonizing our institutions and building systems of repair that shift the material, economic and mental conditions of us all. This work includes CAG – not just in language, but in deed, action and… Read more »

Temporary Closure Notice

Dear friends of CAG, In light of the increasing concerns regarding COVID-19, and in order to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, the Contemporary Art Gallery will be temporarily closed as of today, Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. Please note that all upcoming events through March and April are postponed or cancelled…. Read more »

CAG announces the appointment of Matthew Hyland as Executive Director

Following a global search process, the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Hyland as our new Executive Director, effective March 16, 2020. Matthew is currently Director/Curator at Oakville Galleries in Ontario. He will succeed former Executive Director Nigel Prince, who led CAG for nine years,… Read more »

Meet Aria | Communications & Development Assistant

My name is Aria Empakeris and I am currently working at CAG as the Communications and Development Assistant. I am a third year Arts Co-op student at UBC, pursuing a BA in English. Growing up in Los Angeles, California, I developed a passion for storytelling through photography, filmmaking, and most of all, writing. I have… Read more »

Meet Johanna | Learning and Public Engagement Assistant

Hello! I am Johanna Killas, the current Young Canada Works Learning and Public Engagement Assistant.  I am also an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, where I study Art History and Health Studies. I have had the pleasure of working here at CAG this summer, with and among the CAG team and the Vancouver arts… Read more »

Hello again! Meet Emily | FPCC Indigenous Curatorial Intern

Hello! My name is Emily and I am excited to be a returning staff member to CAG as the Indigenous Curatorial Assistant, a position funded through the generous support of the First People’s Cultural Council. Throughout my position here, I will be making use of the CAG Blog as a site to make public some… Read more »

CAG commences search for new Executive Director

The Contemporary Art Gallery is pleased to announce the commencement of the search for our new Executive Director. Led by a committee of past and present Board Directors and including distinguished local artists, CAG has engaged the executive search firm Perrett Laver, selected for their success in recent national and international cultural leadership placements. Approaching… Read more »