My name is Andrea Valentine-Lewis (she/her). I am an independent curator, writer, and settler based on the unceded and traditional land of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, colonially known as Vancouver, Canada. This Coast Salish landscape is a temperate rainforest that supports an abundant ecosystem; it is also a landscape that is ailed by ongoing colonialism.
My current research looks at the intersection between the natural environment, contemporary art, and human relationships. 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.
I grew up training as a classical ballet dancer. I am currently in pursuit of how this all-encompassing upbringing has affected my curatorial practice. If you were once a dancer and are now working in visual art, film, performance, or other art practices, please reach out via email – I would love to hear from you.