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Christian Vistan

Christian Vistan is an artist and curator originally from the peninsula now known as Bataan, Philippines, living and working on Musqueam, Squamish, Tsawwassen and Tsleil-Waututh territories, colonially known as Vancouver and Delta, British Columbia. In their artworks, they translate experiences of distance and diaspora into hybrid forms that fold together various elements, including memory, place, poetry, and abstraction among others. They are particularly interested in thinking about and working with water as a material in painting and in personal, familial and migrant histories. They make paintings, texts, and exhibitions, and often collaborate with other artists, writers, and curators. Their artworks and curatorial projects have been presented in Canada, US and the Philippines. They run and co-curate dreams comma delta, a room for artist projects and exhibitions located inside their family home in Delta, BC with Aubin Soo K. They received their BFA from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2017.

News

current solo exhibition, from—about, Unit 17, until 21 January 2023

forthcoming talk, Twilight Hour, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 15 February 2023 at 6pm, Sculpture Studio D1357

edition, Dugong in Captivity, 2021, READ Books at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Exhibitions

Splinter awe !! (2021)

Writing

Water Threads and Warm Proximities by S F Ho

CV

 Awash, 2020, tempera, chalk pastel, grey water (from painting) on manila paper, 122 x 91cm

Orchid, 2021, tempera, graphite, charcoal, watercolour, grey water (from painting) on

manila paper, 122 x 91cm

 Laundry, 2021, tempera, ink, watercolour, grey water (from painting) on manila paper, 91 x 119cm

 Nanaimo, 2019, charcoal, graphite, watercolour on cotton, 30.4 x 19cm

Watering, 2021, tempera, watercolour, wax, image transfer (Aubin Kwon) on cotton,

42 x 30cm

 A-drift, 2020, charcoal, tempera, ink on cotton, 19 x 30cm

 Lemon, 2020, charcoal, tempera on cotton, 30.4 x 19cm

Papag, installation view at Centre A, Vancouver International Centre of Contemporary Asian Art, Fall 2018

Pilipino Fainting Filipino Painting, 2016 paper, large format inkjet print graphite, charcoal on paper, watercolours, pastel watercolours, graphite

Pilipino Fainting Filipino Painting (detail)

Pilipino Fainting Filipino Painting, 2016, risograph print

Kamay, 2016, marker

mild climate, installation view, Atlanta Contemporary, 2016

LABADA NG MAKATA / POET LAUNDRY, installation view, mild climate (Atlanta), 2016

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LABADA NG MAKATA / POET LAUNDRY, installation view, mild climate (Atlanta), 2016

FILT (Rock) Skin, 2016, watercolour, ink, dye, felt

LABADA NG MAKATA / POET LAUNDRY, installation view, mild climate (Atlanta), 2016

Hose Painting (Mother Tongue), 2015, watercolour, gouache, graphite, charcoal, canvas

Flat Feelings with Aubin Kwon, installation view dreams comma delta (Delta), 2020

Burr, 2019, tempura, charcoal, graphite, ink on manila paper

Burr (detail), 2019, tempura, charcoal, graphite, ink on manila paper

Flat Feelings with Aubin Kwon, installation view dreams comma delta (Delta), 2020

Nanaimo (Nocturne), 2019, charcoal, graphite watercolour on cotton

Nanaimo (Lemon), 2019, charcoal, tempera on cotton

Dugong in Captivity, 2021, plate lithography print, edition of 25

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