access gallery's new director/ curator!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kimberly Phillips as the new Director/Curator of Access Gallery! 

An independent writer, curator, art historian, educator, and most recently, Head of Interpretation at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Kimberly Phillips has spent the last decade working in the space between contemporary art and the audiences who encounter it. She holds a doctorate in art history from the University of British Columbia, where she focused on contemporary art, particularly artistic practices sited at the intersection points of discourses on the politics of memory, identity, and urban space. Her doctoral dissertation and post-doctoral fellowship work explored the complexity of German collective memory as negotiated through ephemeral artistic interventions in the public realm of post-1989 Berlin. She is a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design and the University of British Columbia, where she teaches courses on the history of visual culture, cultural theory and curatorial practice. For 2012-2013, she has also been Curatorial Resident at 221A Artist Run Centre, where she collaborated with Vanessa Kwan to present a solo exhibition of Kara Uzelman’s new work entitled Stratiform, as well as the accompanying publication Unknown Objects, which featured a text by the poet and essayist Lisa Robertson.

Welcome and Congratulations Kim!