• 2016

    Through residencies, supported research, commissioned projects, learning experiments, curated events and tactical discussions, Coppermoss supports ideas and practices considering the edge of nature and human activity. We are driven by a commitment to decolonial futurities, and seek to work with collaborators who imagine through responsible action and radical thinking. We support retreats and residencies that consider the locality of the cottage as a means of considering broader restorative...

  • 2013
    Speculative Cities was designed to foster an international dialogue on the contemporary city, focusing on port cities and cities that have reinvented themselves in the past forty years. Bringing together architects, urban planners, artists, curators, and scholars from Dubai and Panama City with those from Vancouver, this roundtable provided a valuable forum for an in-depth exchange of research on the intersections of urban studies, contemporary art, and public engagement that is relevant...
  • 2009
    Artspeak Gallery, Vancouver Speaking Truth to Reconciliation (a project in two parts) Abbas Akhavan, Kristina Lee Podesva, Mohammad Salemy
    September 11th to October 31st, 2009

    Race: Proposals in Truth and Reconciliation

    This projec examined the possibilities of talking about race today. It grew from a belief that I still hold - that it is critical that we continue to challenge the conditions of racism, marginality, exclusion, and xenophobia. But how does one...

  • 2007


    “Dystopias”: Theatre Conspiracy, Safa, Ion Zoo, No Luck Club

    “Go KRAZY! All Night”: Arowbe, July Fourth Toilet, GLOCAL, Gamelan Madu Sari, New Forms Festival Society, Felix Culpa Theatre.

    “FUSE goes LIVE”: Tanya Mars, Theatre Replacement, Randy Lee Cutler, Archive, Shannon Cochrane.

    “How late will you stay up for art?”: Radix Theatre, John Cage, Neworld Theatre, battery opera.

    “Fun Things”: Leakey Heaven Circus Theatre, Butoh-a-go-go, battery...

  • 2004

    InFest was held in 2004 and was one of the largest gatherings in Canada of representatives from Artist Run Centres around the world. Spanning five days, it included discussion forums, exhibitions, a networking session, Artist Run Centre presentations, public education programs, and an assortment of social events. The focus was on exchanging ideas and strategies to advance artist run culture, generating a sense of community that transcended national borders, and encouraging international...

  • 2004

    At Play brought together artists from Vancouver for an exhibition in conjunction with the 2004 Shanghai Biennale. Artists included: Babak Golkar, Evan Lee, Kathy Slade, Natasha McHardy, Brandon Thiessen, Miguel de Conceicao and others.