Althea Thauberger - The State of the Situation
In partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
ALTHEA THAUBERGER is a Vancouver-based artist and filmmaker whose practice incorporates collaborative research and performative processes in social documentary. Her projects typically involve sustained engagements with communities associated with the sites of their production. These have included the Capri Cinema in Karachi; the Bohnice Psychiatric Hosptial in Prague; the Kandahar International Airport at the Kandahar Airfield, southern Afghanistan; the 200 block of Carrall Street in Vancouver; the Chelsea Apartments in Victoria, Canada; the Haskell Opera House on the Québec/Vermont border; and the former Rikard Benčić factory in Rijeka, Croatia. Thauberger’s exhibitions and screenings venues have included the Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, UBC, Vancouver; the Audain Gallery, Vancouver; the National Gallery of Canada; the 2012 Liverpool Biennial; The Power Plant, Toronto; La Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; Overgaden Institute of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Prádelna, Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital, Prague; the occupied Kino Zvezda, Belgrade; the Guangong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; and the Kadist Foundation, San Fransico. She is represented by Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia.