The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is pleased to announce that Derrick Chang has been hired as Curator, Exhibitions and Collections.
“Returning to Alberta is something of a homecoming for me, I was born and raised in Calgary so I’m a Prairie boy at heart,” said Derrick.
Derrick Chang is an art historian, educator and a writer with a Masters in Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia. Through his research he has worked with artists that are recognized locally, as well as on a national and international level.
“Our community is incredibly lucky to have attracted Derrick from his work in Vancouver,” said Executive Director Jeff Erbach.
“Derrick is passionate about his work, well connected throughout Canada, well versed in a variety of disciplines and is notably drawn to a wide diversity of perspectives. He’ll have a lasting impact on our Gallery and we’re incredibly excited about the future,” he added.
Derrick’s position as the Curator, Exhibitions and Collections, will see him lead the planning and organization of the acquisition, storage, preservation and exhibition of work by individual artists and groups of artists for the Gallery. He will also work closely with the Gallery’s Learning area to promote audience development and arts education connected to exhibitions, our Permanent Collection and other arts activities.
“I’m looking forward to creating new dialogues with the community through my position at the Gallery. In the spirit of artistic and cultural inclusiveness my goal is to provide ambitious and innovative programming that enriches the experience of the Gallery’s growing audience,” Derrick added.
Derrick began as Curator at the Gallery on November 1st, 2017.