SCA | Quick News | April 19, 2024

Congratulations, Kira!⁠

Congratulations to Kinar (Kira) Saragih, who was awarded the 2024 CAG Prize at the opening for Look Both Ways, the BFA Graduating Exhibition, which runs April 18 – May 4, 2024, in the Audain Gallery (149 W. Hasting St., Vancouver). Administered by the Contemporary Art Gallery, the CAG Prize entails a four-week self-directed residency in CAG's North Gallery space, providing the recipient with a stipend, semi-private studio space and support to further develop their practice, as well as the opportunity to expand their connections to a wider arts community in Vancouver.⁠  

Kitsos' Room

The SCA's Rob Kitsos was recently a Dancer-in-Residence at Studio Faire (58 Ave., Georges Clemenceau 47600 Nérac, France), where he produced the short film Room. Watch the film HERE.

Yoon and Sound in Otherwise Disregarded

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon and SCA alumnus Michelle Sound join Adad Hannah and Jake Kimble in Otherwise Disregarded, which runs April 20 – September 29, 2024⁠, at the Audain Art Museum (4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler), co-presented by the Audain Art Museum and the Capture Photography Festival, for which Otherwise Disregarded is a Featured Exhibition in the 2024 edition of the Festival.⁠ More HERE.

Congratulations, Dylan!

Dylan Robinson, an SCA alumnus and Associate Professor at the UBC School of Music, has won the 2023 Friends of Canadian Music Award from the Canadian League of Composers and the Canadian Music Centre. As part of the Award, Robinson selected Sherryl Sewepagaham "to receive support as an emerging artist." More HERE.

After School S03E08

Listen to the latest episode of After School, the podcast produced by the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, this time featuring SCA alumnus host Torien Cafferata in conversation with Audrey Heath, who's an SFU School of Communication alumnus and an Indigenous Student Life Coordinator. Listen HERE.

Zen Dance Spa... Smulovitz

The SCA's Stefan Smulovitz is playing music to accompany SCA alumnus Joni Cooke and Delia Brett's "immersive, meditative dance retreat" Zen Dance Spa on Sunday, April 21, 2024, starting at 10:00 AM at 600 Campbell Ave. Vancouver. More HERE.  

To Be Belligerent//To Commit to Memory//To Live Without Fear

Here's Pancouver on the exhibition To Be Belligerent//To Commit to Memory//To Live Without Fear, which is running at Gallery Gachet (which has SCA alumnus Olumoroti Soji-George as Director and Curator and SCA alumnus Vivienne Bessette as Membership and Exhibitions Director) until April 30, 2024, presented with the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users as part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival. Read it HERE.

Mitsuhashi and Mardon's whereverever

SCA alumnus Erika Mitsuhashi and Alexa Mardon are presenting whereverever on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Contemporary Art Space Kutomo (Kalastajankatu 1B, Turku, Finland), presented as part of the Spring Roll festival. More HERE.

Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire

SCA PhD student Daisy Thompson (Dance Artist) and SCA alumni Sophie Dow (Dance Artist), Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull (co-artistic directors of Chimerik 似不像 as the Lighting Design, Projection & Audiovisual Playback System Support Team), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), Kayleigh Sandomirsky (Stage Manager), and Brian Postalian (Producer) are all part of O.Dela Arts' Maamawi (ᒫᒪᐏ): Together Through The Fire, which runs May 17 & 18, 2024, at Animatrik Studios (4088 1st Ave., Burnaby). More HERE.

Describing Dance

SCA alumnus and 2024 Shadbolt Fellow Carolina Bergonzoni is presenting their research-in-progress from the Describing Dance project on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre here at 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver. More HERE.

Bing Star / The Spatialized Audissey

SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi is performing with one of the wearable instruments she developed in collaboration with her sister Kayla Yazdi as Fashion x Electronics (FXE) on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Bing Concert Hall Studio (327 Lasuen St., Stanford, CA), presented as part of CRMA’s 50th anniversary concert series. More HERE.

Sound in GUTS

SCA alumnus Michelle Sound​'s work that was part of the exhibition Kindred Tracings, which ran at the Burnaby Art Gallery​ from October 13, 2023 – January 21, 2024, features in Jas M. Morgan's essay, "Inferno of Bodies," for GUTS Magazine​. Read it HERE.

Career Conversation

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, our institutional home here at SFU, is hosting a free, online "career conversation" with journalist and SFU School of Communication​ alumnus Lisa Thomson and After School podcast host Emma Jean on Friday, May 3, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. More info and RSVP HERE.

Wang-Albini wins TSV Spring Scholarship

SCA alumnus Anna Wang-Albini joins Chantal Gering as recipients of the TSV Spring Scholarship from the Training Society of Vancouver. More HERE.

Soft Currents

SCA alumnus Vanessa Goodman (Action at a Distance) is presenting Soft Currents on Monday, April 29, 2024, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT) at the Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver), presented as part of The Dance Centre's 2024 International Dance Day programming (which includes a number of free events, as well). More HERE.


Upcoming from Playwrights Theatre Centre (PTC)! SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon, who's also the Dramaturg, Public Engagement for PTC, is presenting UNSCRIPTED: Deep Fried on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 6:00 PM at PL 1422 (1422 William St., Vancouver), featuring Peter Abando and Kimmortal, plus a conversation by Davey and his collaborators with SCA alumnus Anjela Magpantay. More HERE.

Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions

SCA alumnus Cindy Mochizuki's exhibition, Ancestral Dreams & Other Premonitions, opens Saturday, April 20 and runs to July 6, 2024, at Kamloops Art Gallery. More HERE.


The Small File Media Festival is calling for work for their 2024 edition, with a deadline of June 15, 2024. Here's the call:

Media artists and eco-activist friends, give us a HIGH FIVE! It’s the Small File Media Festival’s fifth anniversary! Since 2020, we’ve been raising awareness about the environmental impact of streaming media. We challenge media makers to intervene in the 4K dystopia of bandwidth imperialism by creating original small-file movies of any length, proving once again that small files are THE sustainable cinematic avant-garde. If you’ve made it, you can submit it – as long as it’s no more than 1.44MB per minute. More HERE.

ahmm 2024

SCA alumni Kimberly Ho 何文蔚, Shion Skye Carter, Amanda Sum (with the Five Blessings Collective, which includes SCA alumni Derek Chan, Howard Dai, and Nancy Tam, and Jasmine Chen and Robyn Jacob), and Conor Wylie are all participating in ahmm 2024, "a month of intimate small batch events at Morrow" (Unit 204 – 910 Richards St., Vancouver) to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May, presented by Odd Meridian. Much more HERE.

Fundraisers for Palestine

SCA alumnus Jesse Del Fierro is helping to organize two "garage sale" fundraisers for Palestine, with proceeds going to Salam & Solidarity and HEAL Palestine. The first event is May 4 from 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM near Cambie and E. Hastings St. (message on Instagram for the exact location), and the second is May 11 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM at Progress Lab (1422 William St, Vancouver). Also, the events need volunteers. More HERE.

Silverfox​ at the 2024 Indigenous Art Intensive

SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​ is one of the keynote speakers and an artist-in-residence for UBC's Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies' 2024 Indigenous Art Intensive, which runs May 13 – June 20 at UBC's Okanagan Campus (1148 Research Road, Kelowna). More HERE.

Triana's work in progress studio showing

SCA alumnus Jhoely Triana is presenting a "work in progress studio showing" of Las Mujeronas on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 3:15 PM at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver), presented by the Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre. More HERE.

Post Photographic Perspectives III: Taming the Machine X Cult of Jess

SCA PhD student Jess MacCormack is presenting Post Photographic Perspectives III: Taming the Machine X Cult of Jess on April 23, 2024, at 1:00 PM (ET) on the Fellowship site, which seeks to "present a new way to discover, collect and learn about photography by exhibiting NFTs from marquee estates, living artists and emerging talent." See MacCormack's earlier collection of images, Dissociative Dreams: It’s My Party, HERE.

Art Action Earwig and Chimerik 似不像 at the Art Party

Art Action Earwig, the interdisciplinary multimedia and performance collective of SCA alumnus Minah Lee, Wryly Andherson, and Tadafumi Tamura, are performing their work Love Tooth and hosting a zine-making activity as part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Art Party on May 11, 2024, starting at 8:00 PM (750 Hornby St., Vancouver), which also features an interactive video installation by Chimerik 似不像 (SCA alumni Sammy Chien & Caroline MacCaull). More HERE.

PSA Summer Intensive and Audition

Radical System Art are holding their Summer Intensive from July 11 – 13, 2024, daily from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Audition on July 14 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in our studios here at 149 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver. Register for the Summer Intensive HERE and the Audition HERE.

Vickers at the Libby

SCA alumnus Charlene Vickers is going to be part of a exhibition with Catherine Blackburn and Wally Dion, curated by Daina Warren, at ECU's Libby Leshgold Gallery, opening June 1, 2024. More info forthcoming HERE.