My name is Andrea Valentine-Lewis (she/her). I am an independent curator and writer based on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Nations – colonially known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Although not exclusively, my research interests lean towards topics including the climate emergency, plants, and deliberately anti-institutional artistic practice.

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My curatorial projects have been presented at Equinox Gallery, Unit 17, Burrard Arts Foundation, Duplex Artist Society (all Vancouver, BC), Deluge Contemporary Art (Victoria, BC), and Marine Drive Station via Capture Photography and InTransitBC (Richmond, BC). My critical writing has appeared in publications including Peripheral ReviewReIssueAkimboGalleries West, and SAD Magazine (upcoming). I have written didactic texts for Wil Aballe Art Projects (Vancouver), Art Mûr (Montréal), 313 Art Projects (Seoul), Daniel Faria Gallery (Toronto), Burrard Arts Foundation, and Unit 17 (both Vancouver).

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Outside my curatorial and writing projects, I work as a Curatorial Assistant at Vancouver Art Gallery. I am also on the Board of Directors at UNIT/PITT as Treasurer.

Photo by Dylan Maranda 2022