Image: Samay Arcentales Cajas

SCA | Quick News | June 2, 2023

Rodriguez at the Prague Quadrennial

The SCA's Wlad Antonio Woyno Rodriguez and Carmen Alatorre are co-curators of A Carrying Vessel, which is the Canadian exhibit in the Prague Quadrennial Exhibition of Countries and Regions, running June 8 – 18, 2023. Seeking to foster "new artistic life" from "the slow decay of traditional colonial theatre," Rodriguez and Alatorre are presenting a "designer’s studio, housed in a brutalist cube in ruins, from which new life will temporarily spring in the form of time-based artistic micro-interventions," featuring participation by Samira Banihashemi, Samay Arcentales Cajas, Jay Havens, Whittyn Jason, and SCA alumnus Nancy Tam. More HERE.

Book launch and conversation with Yoon and Ramsey

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon will be in conversation with SCA alumnus and The Polygon Gallery Curator Elliott Ramsey on June 8, 2023, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM in celebration of the release of her new book, co-published by Steidl and the Scotiabank Photography Award. More HERE.

Marks talks The Animated Environment

The SCA's Laura U. Marks is one of the keynote speakers at the Society for Animation Studies' 34th Annual Conference, with the theme The Animated Environment, which runs June 12 – 16, 2023, at Rowan University (201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey). More HERE.

Matreyek in Earmarked for Collision and at Zagreb

The SCA's Miwa Matreyek is profiled in Earmarked for Collision: A Highly Biased Tour of Collage Animation by Chris Robinson, who's the programmer at Ottawa Animation Festival, which is out now on Routledge. More HERE. Also, Matreyek's Digitopia is screening at Animafest Zagreb, which June 5 to 10, 2023, in Zagreb, Croatia.

Through My Lens and asses.masses in FOLDA

Through My Lens by Amy Amantea and the SCA's James Long (Theatre Replacement) is part of Folda: Festival of Live Digital Art, running June 7 – 10, 2023, at various times in the Gordon Vogt Film Screening Room at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St. W., Kingston). More HERE.

FCAT Convocation & Reception

Attention SCA grads! Don't forget to RSVP to the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Convocation & Reception, featuring 2023 FCAT Dean's Convocation Medal winner Emma Savić Kallesøe as the student speaker, on Friday, June 9, 2023. RSVP HERE.

Pride Month

While Vancouver's Pride events, like the Vancouver Pride Festival, take place in August, June is Pride Month in recognition of the Stonewall riots / uprising / rebellion on June 28, 1969, in NYC. Find out more about this important history from this great two-part podcast from Working Class History (transcribed for readers, too).

National Indigenous Peoples Month

June is National Indigenous Peoples Month! SFU has shared a number of events scheduled to mark the occasion – see them HERE. We're also working on some specific TBA content to celebrate the month, as well. In the meantime, we enthusiastically share about the many achievements of our Indigenous students, alumni, and faculty on the regular, including in this very edition of Quick News. Keep reading – and check back for more!

Silverfox​ in the NGC permanent collection and in Coming into Sight

Click through (HERE) to see the three works – All that Glitters is not Gold…, Copper + Concrete, and Landmarks – by SCA alumnus Krystle Silverfox​ that have been added to the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada​. Silverfox will also be part of the exhibition, Coming into Sight: 50th Anniversary Art Bank Acquisitions, which runs June 20, 2023 – May 20, 2024, in the Âjagemô art space at the Canada Council for the Arts (150 Elgin St., Ottawa, ON). More HERE.

Talking Stick Festival

Great to see Talking Stick Festival coming back to SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts in celebration of National Indigenous History Month, with several events presented with our colleagues SFU Woodward's. While taking place at Lobe Studio (713 E. Hastings St., Vancouver), not here at the GCA, SCA alumnus Lisa Cooke Ravensbergen's "spatial sound" work The Seventh Fire, which is also part of the Festival, runs June 27 – July 4. More HERE.


Charlene Vickers' DIVINERS:HEALING opens June 10, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art (293 East 2nd Ave., Vancouver). More HERE

Joy of Jigging and Confluence at Evergreen

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich​ is presenting a Joy of Jigging Workshop on Sunday, June 18, 2023, from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM in the Rehearsal Hall at the Evergreen Cultural Centre​ (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). Also, Raven Spirit Dance​, which has SCA alumnus Starr Muranko as co-Artistic Director (with Michelle Olson) and Kotowich as an Artistic Associate, are presenting Confluence on Monday, June 19, at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM in the Evergreen Cultural Centre's Studio Theatre.

Bill Reid Gallery

Are you an SFU student? Bring your ID for free admission to the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (639 Hornby St., Vancouver). The current exhibitions are Bright Futures, which runs to January 14, 2024, and Matriarchs Seen and Unseen, which runs to June 25, 2023.

Help Multilingual Theatre Thrive

Help rice & beans theatre, which has SCA alumnus Pedro Chamale as artistic director, support multilingual theatre by entering to win "one roundtrip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination." More HERE. Speaking of which, don't miss rice & beans theatre​'s upcoming Polyphonic Translation Residency: Showcase & Discussion, featuring their inaugural Polyphonic Translation Residency artists Sarvin Esmaeili and Emily Jung presenting excerpts of their pieces Maman, do you love me? and Dead Korean Girl Comedy Show, respectively, on Friday, June 9, 2023, at 7:00 PM, both in-person at Progress Lab 1422​ (1422 William St., Vancouver) or online. More HERE.

Happy Valley reviewed

Stir Vancouver reviews on SCA alumnus on SCA alumnus Derek Chan 陳嘉昊's Happy Valley, which runs May 25 – June 4, 2023, at the Firehall Arts Centre (280 E Cordova St., Vancouver), presented with rice & beans theatre, and featuring SCA alumni Anjela Magpantay (Director), Heidi Taylor (Dramaturg), Megan Lane (Set/Props/Costume Designer), Andie Lloyd (Video Designer), Jonathan Kim (Lighting Designer), and Cindy Kao and Aysha Dulong / Sapphire Haze (Sound Design) behind the scenes. Read it HERE.


Shay Kuebler's RSA Summer Intensive takes place July 6 – 8, 2023, daily from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in our Courtyard Studio here at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hasyings St., Vancouver), presented by SFU Woodward's and us. More HERE.

Khakpour and Fredriksson's Falling into our senses

Arash Khakpour and SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson are holding Falling into our senses, a workshop on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 2:00 PM at SFU Galleries' Burnaby Gallery (3004 – Academic Quadrangle, 8888 University Drive, SFU Burnaby) in advance support of Guadalupe Martinez’ project Sensorial Visualities: Embodying Together and Alone, which opens June 13 in the gallery. NOTE: Space is limited! Email to RSVP / register. More HERE.

Soji-George and Mitchell talk

SCA alumnus, artistic director of Gallery Gachet, and co-director of the Black Arts Centre, Olumoroti Soji-George is having a public conversation with Karice Mitchell on Satuday, June 3, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Wil Aballe Art Projects (1129 E. Hastings St., Vancouver), in support of Mitchell's Capture Photography exhibition at the gallery, which runs to June 3. More HERE.

asses.masses on the road

SCA alumni Milton Lim and Patrick Blenkarn have some upcoming presentations of asses.masses, their "labour-filled donkey video game performance!" Catch them at the 2023 Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA) on June 8 at 4:00 in the Power Corporation of Canada Studio Theatre at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (390 King St W, Kingston, Ontario), and then on the Main Stage at the 2023 STAGES Festival on June 9 at 6:00 PM (2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia).   

Walters and Oke in the Emerging Creators Incubator

SCA alumnus Samantha Walters and soon-to-be-alumnus Jullianna Oke are part of the 2023 cohort of Emerging Creators Incubator artists at Evergreen Cultural Centre. Congratulations! More HERE.

North Van Cinelab bursary

Attention filmmaking youth! The City of North Vancouver has a bursary for The Cinematheque's 2023 Cinelab, a "two-week long summer filmmaking program for aspiring artists aged 14–19," which we're co-presenting. The application deadline is June 16. More HERE.

Yellow Swans on Nina

Yellow Swans, the great experimental music duo of SCA alumnus Gabriel Mindel Saloman and Pete Swanson, did a deep interview for the "independent music ecosystem" Nina Protocol. Listen to / read it HERE.

Chien's processing

SCA alumnus Sammy Chien shared some behind-the-scenes music production work on his Instagram (using the excellent GRM Tools suite of plugins as well as the SCA's Stefan Smulovitz's great Max-based Kenaxis) made for a preview showing of BAROCCO RAVE, Wen Wei Dance's collaborative work with Adarte Compagnia, on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Dance Centre (677 Davie St., Vancouver).

JC & the Gs at LanaLou's

SCA alumnus and Small File​ Media Festival wrangler Joey Malbon's "dungeon grunge" group Joey Chaos and The Ghosts​ is playing an all-ages gig on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at LanaLou's (362 Powell St., Vancouver). Actual vampires welcome. More HERE.  

Endless Summer singing

SCA alumni Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey are presenting "a vocal performance of original compositions" with Bess Raylene, Leah Abramson, Jenson Kerr, and Mark Wolf, tomorrow – Saturday, June 3, 2023 – at 2:30 PM at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art (2121 Lonsdale Ave,, North Vancouver), presenting in support of Kozak and Durey's exhibition exhibition Endless Summer, which is at the gallery to June 17 as part of the 2023 Capture Photography Festival​. RSVP HERE.

MacCaull and Kevin Jesuino in Peters' interplay_2023

SCA alumnus Deanna Peters​ has shared the lineup for interplay_2023, "festival of live online performance," which runs September 14 + 15:  Jasmine Liaw + SCA alumnus Caroline MacCaull, erψn temp3st, SCA MFA student Kevin Jesuino, Margaret Dragu + Brady Marks, and Miguel Maravilla. More HERE.

(in) and archipelago on video

Music on Main has just posted a video of the performance of SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's (in) and archipelago by the Standing Wave Ensemble, recorded during the 2022 Modulus Festival on Monday, November 7, at the ANNEX in Vancouver. Watch it HERE.

Kong on Oghobase

Read SCA PhD student Yani Kong in Galleries West on Abraham Oghobase. Read it HERE.


The Vancouver Art Gallery collected and shared videos of talks to celebrate Asian Heritage Month in May, including a talk by SCA alumnus Anchi Lin 林安琪 / Ciwas Tahos in Mandarin from September 15, 2022. Watch it HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s In-Betweenness

Listen to SCA alumnus Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi​'s In-Betweenness, recorded with the Ensemble Dal Niente during Koochakzadeh-Yazdi's 2023 Stanford Residency in April. Listen HERE.  

Bhullar's Dream Safely

Listen to SCA soon-to-be-alumni Kaila Bhullar's Dream Safely (which was also the title of the BFA Graduating Exhibition she was part of, which ran April 19 – May 6, 2023, at the Audain Gallery) from Get A Plant!?, a compilation of works curated by Vancouver Co-op Radio (CFRO | 100.5 FM)​'s Media Arts Committee under the theme of “self care.” Listen HERE.

Espace art actuel: Porn·O

SCA alumnus Didier Morelli​, who's also the Associate Editor of Espace art actuel​, has a review of the Singapore Art Biennial in the latest edition of the magazine, which is otherwise about Porn·O, produced under the direction of Julie Lavigne. More HERE.


SCA alumnus Tara Cheyenne is partnering with Zee Zee Theatre​, Carousel Theatre for Young People​, and the Vancouver International Children's Festival​ to present Glamily, "a gender creative party for kids" tonight – Friday, June 2, 2023 – from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Performance Works (1218 Cartwright St., Vancouver). More HERE. Good news / bad news update: it's sold out!

Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! and more at rEvolver Festival

SCA alumnus Davey Samuel Calderon's Big Queer Filipino Karaoke Night! ONLINE, "an interactive livestream Clown-Drag-Karaoke Extravaganza," is part of Upintheair Theatre's rEvolver Festival, which also includes Pulsive Party's (aka SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan & Ashley Whitehead) Lip Service: Breaking down barriers, SCA alumni Anthony Kit Chun Lee's Discounted Hotpot Centre, and SCA alumnus Jordyn Wood's Vascular Necrosis (as part of the Updrafts Reading Series) in the programming. Check out the full schedule, more info, and grab tickets HERE.

Ho in Season 4 of Pride

SCA alumnus Kimberly Ho 何文蔚 is a guest director, producer, and co-host of Season 4 of Pride: The LGBTQ+ History Series, which is out June 6, 2023, on OUTtv​. More HERE.

June 02, 2023