Diyan Achjadi – Never As It Seems
Location: Corner of Carrall St and Keefer St.
Diyan Achjadi’s “Never As It Seems’ was temporarily taken down. Over the opening weekend two of the four 4’X4’ banners were stolen. Replacement banners have now been reprinted. Unfortunately this work will not be available to be seen 24/7. The art works will be now be put up and taken down daily and only viewable during regular garden open hours.
Garden Opening Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Diyan Achjadi’s practice in printmaking, drawing, and animation considers surface ornamentation, historical prints, and illustrations as pictorial archives, and the potential of these forms as sites for knowledge transmission. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, her formative years were spent negotiating different educational, political, and cultural systems, leading to an ongoing interest in how our understanding of ideologies is influenced and informed by the visual popular culture that surrounds us.
Diyan received a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art (New York, NY) and an MFA from Concordia University (Montreal, QC). She has exhibited widely at galleries and festivals, including AIR Gallery (New York, NY); Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY); Oboro (Montreal, QC); Richmond Art Gallery (Richmond, BC); Open Studio (Toronto, ON); Centre M-A-I (Montreal, QC); Katherine Nash Gallery (Minneapolis, MN); Elizabeth Leach Gallery (Portland, OR); VCUArts-Qatar Gallery (Doha, Qatar) among others. Recent projects include NonSerie (In Commute), part of How far do you travel?, a year-long exhibition on the exterior of public buses, commissioned by the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) in partnership with Translink BC; and Coming Soon!, a monthly series of prints installed at sites slated for construction and development, commissioned by the City of Vancouver Public Art Programme. Diyan is a Professor of Print Media at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.