Fellows

Yu Su

August – December, 2017

Kaifeng-born Yu Su comes from a classical piano background and works as a sound artist and music composer in Vancouver. She produces musical manipulation of dub appliqué, presenting an extensive study on acoustic electronica, cultural exchange, and an ongoing response to the history of “ambient music.” Yu Su’s fellowship will focus on research tied to the youth-led program Notes on Permanent Education (N.O.P.E.).

Josh Gabert-Doyon

August – December, 2017

Josh Gabert-Doyon is a writer, photographer, and documentary radio producer. He currently works at Fillip and Cited, a podcast about academia and the politics of expertise. Josh’s fellowship will focus on research tied to the youth-led program Notes on Permanent Education (N.O.P.E.).

Infrastructures

Semi-Public

(2014–2024)

is a 3,000 square-foot public art site located at 271 Union Street in Chinatown, Vancouver. Semi-Public’s programming is informed by the contested spatial politics of its location and commissions installations and processes by contemporary artists.

Pollyanna Library

(2017–)

is a research infrastructure with a public reading room, gathering space, and a collection driven by 221A’s fellows. Pollyanna Library also presents educational programs that animate the library collection.

222

(2011–)

is a property leased from the Yee Fung Toy Society of Canada, a Chinese benevolent association established in 1904. 221A provides 8,000 square feet of space for a non-profit art organization and small artist studios, while the benevolent association operates a ground-level seniors meeting space and low-cost apartments in the upper building.

1654

(2015–)

is a 21,515 square foot industrial leased property that provides space for over 30 cultural organizations, small businesses and an intergenerational mix of artists. The building was previously leased in part by Bombast Furniture, where it produced furniture for two decades.