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.
My curatorial projects have been presented at Equinox Gallery, Unit 17, Burrard Arts Foundation, Duplex Artist Society, and Deluge Contemporary Art. My exhibition reviews have appeared in publications including Peripheral Review, ReIssue, Akimbo, and Galleries West. I have written didactic texts for Wil Aballe Art Projects, Art Mûr, 313 Art Projects, Daniel Faria Gallery, Burrard Arts Foundation, and Unit 17.
Outside my curatorial and writing projects, I work as Associate Director at Burrard Arts Foundation, and on the Board of Directors at UNIT/PITT as Treasurer. I am also an independent art consultant focusing on contemporary painting, sculpture, and photography by predominantly emerging to mid-career artists.