My name is Andrea Valentine-Lewis (she/her). Here are some facts about me:

  • I was born on the unceded and traditional territory of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak,  and Attawandaron peoples, also known as London, ON, Canada.
  • I grew up on the land of the W̱SÁNEĆ People, specifically on W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nations, also known as Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada, a coastal and rural region dotted with arbutus trees, ravens, and blackberry bushes. The air smells like berries, pine needles, tinged with boat fuel, and shellfish. In my heart, this is home.
  • I reside on the unceded and traditional land of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, also known as Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • I am an independent curator and writer.
  • Although I consider myself a generalist, I have particular interest in immersive installation, sound art, ceramics, ecology, and dance.
  • Outside my curatorial and writing projects, I work as a Curatorial Assistant at Vancouver Art Gallery.
  • When I’m not working, you can find me reading fiction, taking yoga class, cooking meals, or spending time with my partner, Dylan.
Photo by Dylan Maranda 2022