Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

I know you are but what am I

I know you are but what am I

Jessica Chu, Alanna Edwards, Aghigh Gougani and Andi Icaza-Largaespada, Candice Jee, Tse Chun Sing,

and an eating performance with Olivia Chow

Curated by Joni Cheung

June 28 – July 28, 2018

Opening Reception: June 27, 2018, 7-9pm

Composting Workshops by Candice Jee: July 14 and July 28, 3pm

Eating performance with Olivia Chow: July 19, 7pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Centre A is now located at Unit 205-268 Keefer Street on the 2nd Floor.

This exhibition takes place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

As part of the annual curatorial skills development mentorship programme, Centre A is pleased to present the first exhibition in its new home at the Sun Wah Centre, I know you are but what am I. The fifth Recent Graduates Exhibition is curated by recent Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts graduate Joni Cheung and features works by recent graduates and emerging artists Jessica Chu, Alanna Edwards, Aghigh Gougani and Andi Icaza-Largaespada, Candice Jee, Tse Chun Sing, and Olivia Chow.

In this exhibition, Cheung invites interdisciplinary artists who reflect on the systems that construct identity as static and unchanging. As they wade through personal histories and experiences, the artists challenge narratives of cultural authenticity and consider their own layered identities and the inevitably fluid exchange between identity, place, and history. Using photography, video, sculpture, installation, and performance, these artists explore conversations around intergenerational and migratory identity experiences, revolution, womanhood, family, and belonging. Like generations of migrant communities before them, these artists negotiate with their past and present selves, to expand and broaden what collective and individual identities can be. In turn, they address dialogues around travel, migration, and displacement, at the accelerating pace of globalization.

More information to come.