Winter Events + Exhibitions at VIVO

Winter Events + Exhibitions at VIVO

Tom Richardson, Rehearsal for a Synthetic Theatre. Video still, 2017

Upcoming Events and Exhibitions at VIVO this winter include the exhibition of an 8-channel sound installation, screening of post-capitalist educational videos, and Winter Artist-In-Residence, Tom Richardson

Byron Peters
Before and After the Sixth Radar Conference
November 16–December 16, 2017
Opening Thursday, November 16
Text by Stacey Ho

Byron Peters is an artist and writer of Chinese-Canadian and European descent. His practice critically engages labour and materiality in the context of emerging technologies; economic imaginaries; prison education; and the effects of gentrification and displacement. A participant in Centre A’s Centre B Studio Residency in 2016, his recent research investigates the shifting geographies in Vancouver in relation to social histories of exodus and succession, and speculative notions of ‘the crowd.’ Peters’ works take the forms of sound, video, sculpture, and writing, and have been presented at Oi, Hong Kong; ICA Miami; The Southbank Centre, London; The White Building, London; The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York.

Artist-In-Residence: Tom Richardson
November 2017 to January 2018

Tom Richardson (b. 1990, Hastings UK) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. He holds a BFA from Emily Carr University where he received the 2015 President’s Media Award for best installation.

Richardson’s cinematically infused works seek to reframe historical events for a contemporary context through drawing lines of research both from historical accounts and narrative fictions. Centred around animation, Richardson’s practice expands to include sculpture, installation and 2D works. Richardson is a founding member of Duplex, a DIY art space that hosts a gallery and studios on Fraser Street in Vancouver.

Recent exhibitions include Rehearsal for a Synthetic Theatre, Field Contemporary, Vancouver (2017), Peer Pressure, Plaza Projects, Richmond (2017),Game/Video Art, Milan Triennale, Italy (2016), The Bureau of True Vision, Spare Room, Vancouver (2016), I Was Trying to Describe You to Someone, Flux Gallery, Aceartinc., Winnipeg (2015), and Break the Legs of What I Want to Happen, Access Gallery, Vancouver (2014). Richardson has also exhibited and performed throughout Europe and North America under the moniker “Tommy Chain”. Tragically, Tommy Chain was lost during a rare Canadian sandstorm en-route to exhibit in Winnipeg in August of 2015 and hasn’t been seen since.