• Kim Nguyen

    A curator and writer based in San Francisco, where she is Curator and Head of Programs at the CCA Wattis Institute. Nguyen was formerly Director/Curator of Artspeak from 2011-2016. Her writing has appeared in exhibition catalogues and periodicals nationally and internationally, with recent texts in catalogues published by Pied-à-Terre (San Francisco), Gluck 50/Mousse (Milan), and the Herning Museum of Art (Denmark). Nguyen is the recipient of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Emerging Curators in Contemporary Canadian Art and the 2016 Joan Lowndes Award from the Canada Council for the Arts for excellence in critical and curatorial writing.

Talks & Events


February 11, 2012

Artspeak 25th Anniversary Celebration

Old Faithful Shop, 320 West Cordova Street


$100 ticket includes Friend level membership and admission for you and a guest. FREE for current members at the Friend level. Membership can be purchased here.

Please join us on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7PM in celebration of twenty-five years of Artspeak. To commemorate this significant milestone, we are hosting a celebration at Old Faithful Shop in Gastown that will feature a silent auction of works by local and internationally renowned artists associated with the history of Artspeak, music, drinks, and light fare.

Silent auction features works by: Aaron Carpenter, Stan Douglas, Geoffrey Farmer, Janice Kerbel, Mark Lewis, Kyla Mallett, Judy Radul, Marina Roy, Kathy Slade, Mark Soo, Althea Thauberger

Anniversary Edition by Arabella Campbell.

Since its inception in 1986, Artspeak has presented innovative programs, carried out ambitious and investigative exhibitions, publications and talks that support the development of emerging and established artists and writers from Vancouver, Canada, and internationally. Our current cultural climate demands critical dialogue more than ever, and your support over the years has ensured the continued success of Artspeak and its endeavours to foster unique strategies of production and presentation. We hope you will join us in celebrating twenty-five groundbreaking years of Artspeak as we look towards an exciting future of growth and renewal.

Presented with the support of Old Faithful Shop, Chernoff Fine Art, Nelson the Seagull, Six Acres, Beta 5, Soirette Macarons, The Diamond, Boneta, Opus Art Supplies and Russell Brewing Company.

For further information or to purchase a Friend membership please contact Artspeak at 604.688.0051 or