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 (Squamish), Stó:lō, Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations – colonially known as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Although not exclusively, my research interests lean towards topics including the climate emergency and plants.

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My curatorial projects have been presented at Duplex Artist Society, Equinox Gallery, Deluge Contemporary Art, and Unit 17. 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.

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Outside my curatorial and writing projects, I work as the Gallery Manager 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.

Grady Mitchell (2020)