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. Kathy Slade has been the director of the AVAIR since 2020.
Image: Cabaret Économique, The Night Cast, 2022. 3k image for various formats, directed by Irena Haiduk and Anna Shteynshleyger.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Once Removed, 2019. Two-channel video installation with sound. Courtesy the artist and Maureen Paley.
Image: Heidi takes a selfie at the first ITHA Retail Outlet, Ursula Johnson, 2018. Central Art Garage, Ottawa ON. Photo by Leah Snyder.
Oliver Ressler: No Future is cancelled
Image: Oliver Ressler, Barrucading the Ice Sheets, 2019-2022
Sandi Hilal & Alessandro Petti (Decolonizing Architecture Art Research)
Photo: Adam Ferguson for The New York Times
Heba Y. Amin
Heba Y. Amin, The Master’s Tools I (restaging of Herman Soergel’s portrait), 2018, Archival b/w print, edition of 5 + 1AP, 86 x 110 cm,
VISUAL ART FORUM
Pablo José Ramirez, Jeremy Deller, Sandra Brewster, Irena Haiduk, Sanja Iveković, Charles Gaines, Samson Young, and Tanya Lukin Linklater.
Alejandro Cesarco, Dedication, Takes/Outakes (Layered), 2019. Screenshot, dimensions yet undecided.
Raven Chacon, For Carmina Escobar (score of For Zitkála-Šá), ongoing. Courtesy the artist.
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.
taisha paggett. i believe in echoes, 2018. Performance documentation on June 17, 2018 as part of Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Photo: Justin Sullivan.
Tadasu Takamine, God Bless America, 2002, video still. Courtesy Yokohama Museum of Art.
Oana Avasilichioaei, THRESHOLDS (2015), multimedia performance. Design and visual effects by Jessie Altura, 19:11.
(Right) Walid Raad, Sweet Talk: Beirut (Commissions)_1992 (detail), 1992. Black and white photograph. © Walid Raad. (Left) Jalal Toufic, How to Read an Image Past a Surpassing Disaster no. 5 (detail), 2010. © Jalal Toufic.
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Space Fiction & the Archives (detail), 2012, installation. Photo by and courtesy of the artist.
The Atlas Group/Walid Raad. I might die before I get a rifle_Device III. 1993/2002. Pigmented inkjet print, 63″ × 6′11″ (160 × 210.8 cm). Courtesy the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. © 2015 Walid Raad.
Yong Soon Min, Dear Leader, What I Love . . . , installation view, Audain Gallery. Yong Soon Min and SCA Visual Arts students, 2016.
Lili Reynaud-Dewar, My Epidemic (performance at 56th Venice Biennial, Biblioteca dei Giardini), 2015 Banners, posters, bean bags.
Judith Barry/Ken Saylor/Project Projects, From Receiver to Remote...channeling Spain, 2010. Installation with Spain/US timeline + TV programming, 91 photographs, 10 flat screens with audio, dimensions variable.
Ricardo Basbaum, collective-conversation, 2013. Text, voices, live reading, live recording (with Daniela Mattos, Faia Díaz, Jesus Lopez Vilar [Vili], María Asunción, Arufe Carredano, Pedro de Llano, Ricardo Basbaum, Rocío Figueroa Guisande).
Andreas Bunte, still from Underdruck (Low-Pressure), 2013. 16mm film transferred to HD Video, colour, sound, 12 min.
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.
Hito Steyerl, Adornos's Grey. Installation view, Audain Gallery, 2013. Photo: Blaine Campbell.
Antoni Muntadas, About Academia (production image), 2001. Courtesy of Irina Rozovsky.
Claire Fontaine, Carelessness Causes Fire . Installation view, Audain Gallery, 2012. Photo: Kevin Schmidt.
Elke Krasny, Mapping the Everyday: Neigbourhood Claims for the Future. Installation view, Audain Gallery, 2011. Photo: Kevin Schmidt.
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES, THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS IN ART. Installation view, digital video, 9:32 minutes, Audain Gallery, 2011.
Marjetica Potrč, The Making of New territories and Communities. Installation view, Audain Gallery, 2010. Photo: Kevin Schmidt.
Audain Visual Artist in Residence
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