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    April 24 - June 5, 2021

    Above: Ian Nakamoto, Nancy Lee and Kiran Bhumber, engraving at the cusp, 2020, white-light scan and digital render.

    Nancy Lee 李南屏
    Kiran Bhumber ਕਿਰਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਭੰਬਰ

    How to Visit

    You can pre-book a visit through eventbrite. Walk-ins are also welcome and pre-booking is not required. Currently, the gallery holds a maximum capacity of 12 people due to COVID restrictions.

    For more information about this exhibition, please visit the artists’ website.

    About the Exhibition

    Featuring a new body of works created by interdisciplinary media artists Nancy Lee and Kiran Bhumber, UNION is a speculative sci-fi exhibition centred around a narrative of two beings discovering their ancestral memories through the longing for touch and the rituals practiced in their post-apocalyptic wedding ceremony. The exhibition incorporates XR, performance, sculpture, multi-channel sound and video installation. Drawing on parallels between our world and the speculative future while working through the artists’ diasporic identities, UNION is a potent critique of modern surveillance capitalism, but also a gesture towards hope through the generative possibilities of intimacy, performativity, and presence.

    UNION is co-presented by Cinevolution Media Arts Society and Richmond Art Gallery.

    Read the exhibition statement by Curator, Yun-Jou Chang.

    Artist Biographies

    Nancy Lee 李南屏 is a Taiwanese-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, curator, filmmaker, DJ and cultural producer. Their work stimulates and enlivens space, making a provocative statement about how inescapably interconnected we are with our surroundings. This notion of staging is a constant in Nancy’s work and underpins their projects, from their early work as a filmmaker, through their conception of live events, and into the realms of XR, new media performance and installation, where their art practices continue to coalesce and evolve. Nancy is a co-founder and co-producer of CURRENT Symposium, an intersectional and multidisciplinary initiative featuring programming for and by women, nonbinary artists and artists of colour.

    Kiran Bhumber ਕਿਰਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਭੰਬਰ is an Indo-Canadian interdisciplinary media artist, composer, performer and educator. Her practice considers the mediation of memory through emerging technologies and how the body reinscribes memory into the present. Her work results in constructing interactive installations and performances that examine movement, touch and cultural memory. As a composer, Kiran’s practice centers around multichannel and spatial arrangements and how the choreography of sound can influence the listeners notion of space, time and narrative. Kiran is a co-director of INTER/MEDIATE, a media art educational festival focused on cultivating growth within Vancouver’s media art communities and empowering marginalized communities with access to workshops, artist talks and collaborative opportunities.

    Above: Ian Nakamoto, Nancy Lee and Kiran Bhumber, engraving at the cusp, 2020, white-light scan and digital render.
    WATCH: In this video, the artists of UNION discuss their exhibition and artistic process.
    WATCH: Cecilia Point of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nation welcomes visitors to the Richmond Art Gallery.


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