The things an Injun’s gotta do to pay rent on stolen land

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Saturday, October 1, 2022
Friday, November 4, 2022

Opening reception with performance by TJ Felix and Eris Nyx
Saturday, October 1st at 5pm

The exhibition will present many works in many mediums on many surfaces and screens. We will feature new video works created in collaboration with Solomon Chiniquay and Arash Khakpour.

this is the art of survival,
the begging, the stealing, the borrowing,
the folly of trying to clog a void,
the cowardly embrace of capitalism,
this is my mutated memory,
ethereal shrouds & all,
these are my mistakes,
I am humbling myself before the gaping maw of the crumbly empire,
because I love you,
because I am doing all I can to do right by my family, friends, lost loved ones & my ancestors

this is wut we do best,
we adapt

this is just an adaptation

pls give me $$$ for art

Venue Accessibility

VIVO is located in the homelands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples in a warehouse space at 2625 Kaslo Street south of East Broadway at the end of E 10th. Transit line 9 stops at Kaslo Street on Broadway. From the bus stop, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight decline. The closest skytrain station is Renfrew Station, which is three blocks south-east of VIVO and has an elevator. From there, the path is paved, curbless, and on a slight incline. There is parking available at VIVO, including wheelchair access parking. There is a bike rack at the entrance. The front entrance leads indoors to a set of 7 stairs to the lobby.

Wheelchair/Walker Access

A wheelchair ramp is located at the west side of the main entrance. The ramp has two runs: the first run is 20 feet long, and the second run is 26 feet. The ramp is 60 inches wide. The slope is 1:12. The ramp itself is concrete and has handrails on both sides. There is an outward swinging door (34 inch width) at the top of the ramp leading to a vestibule. A second outward swinging door (33 inch width) opens into the exhibition space. Buzzers and intercoms are located at both doors to notify staff during regular office hours or events to unlock the doors. Once unlocked, visitors can use automatic operators to open the doors.


There are two all-gender washrooms. One has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The other is a single room with a urinal and is wheelchair accessible: the door is 33 inches wide and inward swinging, without automation. The toilet has 11 inch clearance on the left side and a handrail.

To reach the bathrooms from the studio, exit through the double doors and proceed straight through the lobby and down the hall . Turn left, and the two bathrooms will be on your right side. The closest one has a stall and is not wheelchair accessible. The far bathroom is accessible.

About the 

TJ Felix is a Secwepemc two-spirit artist, musician and colonial law breaker from the Splatsin region of Secwepemculecw. They are currently couch surfing and missing home on the stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, & Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

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