Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Centre A Speaker Series 2022 EXTENDED: Sunil Gupta and Tom Hsu

Centre A Speaker Series 2022 EXTENDED: Sunil Gupta and Tom Hsu

Thursday, December 1, 2022

11 am – 1 pm PST

We have extended our Speaker Series 2022 and will wrap up this year with a virtual discussion that examines the intersection between photographic practices and racialized queer identities in the Western context. This talk will be moderated by Tom Hsu and Henry Heng Lu.

Register for the talk HERE.

Find out more about the Centre A Speaker Series 2022 HERE.

Sunil Gupta is a British/Canadian citizen, (b. New Delhi, 1953) MA (RCA) Ph.D. (Westminster) who lives in London and has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years focusing on race, migration, and queer issues. A retrospective was shown at The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2020/21) and  The Image Centre, Toronto. He is a Professorial Fellow at UCA, Farnham. His latest book is “We Were Here: Sexuality, Photography, and Cultural Difference, Selected Writings by Sunil Gupta”, Aperture New York 2022 and his current exhibitions include; “Sunil Gupta: Songs of Deliverance, Part I and Part II” at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. His work is in many private and public collections, including; the Tokyo Museum of Photography, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Royal Ontario Museum, Tate and the Museum of Modern Art. His work is represented by Hales Gallery (New York, London), Materià Gallery (Rome), Stephen Bulger Gallery (Toronto) and Vadehra Art Gallery (New Delhi).


Tom Hsu is an artist currently residing and working in unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories (also known as Vancouver). His practice focuses on the observation of spaces and how bodies exist in them. Using a 35mm camera, Hsu approaches his subjects from odd angles, cropping out the larger scene to focus on specific forms conveying a gentle intimacy. His camera finds everyday, mundane moments and interactions that are often overlooked and gives them a poetic and expressive. His work has been exhibited at numerous galleries, including the Libby Leshgold Gallery, Centre A, Macaulay & Co. Fine Art, Burrard Arts Foundation, YACTAC, UNIT/PITT (Vancouver); and Gallery TPW (Toronto). 

Credits: Photo of Sunil Gupta by © Charan Singh; Photo of Tom Hsu by © Alk

Centre A would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the BC Arts Council for supporting the Centre A Speaker Series.

Accessibility: The gallery is wheelchair and walker accessible. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact us at (604) 683-8326 or [email protected].

Centre A is situated on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. We honour, respect, and give thanks to our hosts.