About

The Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver is a registered charitable organization founded in 1977. We promote the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art by hosting a regular schedule of members-only events featuring prominent artists, curators, critics and collectors from around the world. In 2017 the Society will award a $10,000 Artist Prize to a local emerging artist who has been out of post-secondary education for 5 years or less.

 

Charitable Registration # 888445061 RR0001

Board of Directors

Miriam Aroeste

President

 

Tej Basi

Treasurer

 

Lesley Anderson

Communications Chair

 

Michaela Mitchell

Programming Chair

 

Sande Waters

Artist Prize Chair

 

Our History

Selected Artists We Have Worked With

Fiona Ackerman
Derya Akay
Vikky Alexander
Kim Kennedy Austin
Carl Andre
Roy Arden
Sonny Assu
Rebecca Belmore
Lynda Benglis
Ross Bleckner
Raymond Boisjoly
Eli Bornowsky
Shary Boyle
Joan Brown
Vanessa Brown
Genevieve Cadieux
Aaron Carpenter
Anthony Caro
John Chamberlain
Dale Chihuly
Barb Choit
Dana Claxton
Nathan Coley
Alex Colville
Douglas Coupland
Beau Dick
Kim Dorland

Stan Douglas
Roni Horn
Luis Jacob
Donald Judd
Gathie Falk
Geoffrey Farmer
Eric Fischl
Betty Goodwin
Piero Golia
Rodney Graham
K8 Hardy
Adad Hannah
Colleen Heslin
Jeremy Hof
Paul Housley
Shawn Hunt
Jessica Jackson Hutchins
Garry Neill Kennedy
Janice Kerbel
Marie Khouri
Wanda Koop
Tiziana La Melia
Evan Lee
Micah Lexier
Glenn Lewis
Mark Lewis
Attila Richard Lukacs

Ken Lum
Rita McBride
Elizabeth McIntosh
Landon Mackenzie
Myfanwy Macleod
Liz Magor
Robert Mangold
Agnes Martin
Duane Michals
Guido Molinari
Tegan Moore
Robert Murray
Toni Onley
Laura Owens
Ross Penhall
Ryan Peter
Judy Pfaff
Joseph Plaskett
Mary Pratt
Mark Prent
Les Ramsay
Sylvain Sailly
Jayce Salloum
Aurel Schmidt
Peter Schuyff
Allan Sekula
Jack Shadbolt

Judith Shea
Tony Sherman
Gordon Smith
Michael Snow
Nancy Spero
Simon Starling
Jessica Stockholder
Corin Sworn
Takao Tanabe
Brendan Lee Satish Tang
Erdem Tasdelen
Reece Terris
Diana Thater
David Thauberger
Mina Totino
Claude Viallat
Stephen Waddell
Carol Wainio
Ian Wallace
Andy Warhol
Joyce Wieland
Lawrence Weiner
Paul Wong
Alison Yip
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun
Elizabeth Zvonar

Curators

Germano Celant
Director, Fondazione Prada, Milan
 
Diego Cortez
Co-Founder, Mudd Club, NYC
 

Francois-Marc Gagnon
Research Fellow, Art Canada Institute

Henry Geldzahler
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

 

Massimiliano Gioni
New Museum, NYC

 

Jens Hoffmann
Director, Jewish Museum, NYC

Walter Hopps
Director, Menil Collection, Houston

 

Sidney Felsen
Founder, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles

 

Philip Leider
Editor-In-Chief, Artforum, NYC

Shamim Momin
Los Angeles Nomadic Division

 

Matthew Teitelbaum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

Marcia Tucker
Founder, New Museum, NYC

Critics

Suzi Gablick
Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Grace Glueck
The New York Times

Dave Hickey
University of Nevada Las Vegas
 

Donald Kuspit
State University of New York at Stony Brook

John Bentley Mays
The Globe and Mail

 

Werner Schmalenbach
Kunstsammlung NRW

 
Barry Schwabsky
The Nation

Patrons

Rene Blouin
Galerie Rene Blouin, Montreal

 

Ian Davidson
Davidson Johnston Architects

 

Arthur Erickson
Architect

Avrom Isaacs

Isaacs Gallery, Toronto
 


Rafael Jablonka

Jablonka Galerie, Cologne


Ivan Karp
Leo Castelli Gallery, NYC

Bob Rennie
Rennie Collection at Wing Sang

 

Andrea Rosen
Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC

 

Holly Solomon
Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC

Herbert & Dorothy Vogel

Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, NYC

 

Marcia Weisman
LA MoCA

 

Byron Aceman
Byron Aceman Collection