People

 

Brigitte Potter-Mael was born in southern Germany in 1943 and immigrated to Canada in 1977. She completed a BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, with explorations in drawing, print-media, multi-media, and performance art.
She is a recipient of various grants and stipends from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ministère des Affaires Culturelle, Goethe Institute, Kulturamt Dresden, the Altos de Chavon Artist Colony in the Dominican Republic, and the Banff Centre Leighton Artist Colony.
Through her own research as well as collaborations with botanists, Brigitte has gained an extensive knowledge about plants. To share this ‘botanical literacy’ through diverse tools of art-media with a broader audience, she has begun working with professionals skilled in digital video and sound work.
www.brigitte-potter-mael.com


 

Andreas Kahre is an interdisciplinary artist and designer whose work combines images, sound and text in a variety of configurations. Born in Germany in 1959, he has lived in Canada since 1979, where he studied visual art, art history and film at the University of British Columbia.
Based in Vancouver and on Gabriola Island, he has been working as a freelance artist, musician, writer and designer since the 1990s. His work encompasses interdisciplinary performances, audio art installations, and collaborations with theatre, dance and new media artists.
Andreas was one of the director/curators of the Western Front artist run centre in Vancouver for more than ten years. He has taught as adjunct faculty at the department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia and currently teaches at Fraser International College, SFU. He is the founding artistic director of the Gabriola Institute of Contemporary Art
www.andreaskahre.net


 

Derek Tan was born in Vancouver and grew up in Burnaby next to the lakes and the Trans-Canada Highway. He studied biology and art history at the University of British Columbia, with additional training at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. He has worked as a photographer, illustrator, and multimedia designer. His art investigates the conflicting, unrecognized, and implicit ways in which our lives are bound up in the natural world.
www3.botany.ubc.ca/derek

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