The Audain Visual Artist in Residence (AVAIR) program brings artists and practitioners to Vancouver who have contributed significantly to the field of contemporary art and whose work resonates with local and international visual art discourses. The visiting artists interact with the students and faculty of the School for the Contemporary Arts as well as the broader visual arts and cultural communities and the community-at-large. In keeping with the experimental nature of the School for the Contemporary Arts the terms of engagement are open and change from artist to artist. The cornerstone of the residency is the sharing of artistic research. The program is generously funded by the Audain Foundation Endowment Fund.
Sarah Pierce, Campus (2011). Commissioned by Georgina Jackson for the Mattress Factory. The Pittsburgh Press, October 15, 1969. Courtesy Civil Rights Archive, University of Pittsburgh.
Duane Linklater, Tautology, 2011–13. Classic gold neon (yellow), Clear red neon, Horizon blue neon, Snow white neon, E-10 neon (green) Aluminum, enamel, transformer, 152.4 x 152.4 cm. Edition of five Courtesy the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery. Photo Steve Farmer.