NEWS + REVIEWS
ART SEEN: Urban videos light up screens at Robson and Granville by Kevin Griffin The Vancouver Sun (2020)
Processus – a nexus of student creativity and artist mentorship by Prachi Diwan The Source (2019)
VCUarts Qatar events to explore role of printmaking in contemporary culture The Gulf Times (2019)
Coming Soon! is the Public Art Every Construction Site Needs by Colin Stein (2019)
TransLink buses turn into rolling paintings as Contemporary Art Gallery launches How far do you travel? project by Janet Smith, The Georgia Straight (2019)
New Project Turns Vancouver Buses Into Moving Public Art: Thirty TransLink buses will be wrapped with art for the year-long project. The buses will also host artist talks and art-making activities for families by Leah Sandals, Canadian Art (2019)
Diyan Achjadi and Cindy Mochizuki at the Roedde House Museum, Vancouver, September 25 to November 18, 2018 by Joni Low, Canadian Art (2018)
Diyan Achjadi: Coming Soon! - Gorgeous prints posted on hoardings around Vancouver construction sites address anxieties about urban change by Mark Mushet, Galleries West(2018).
New public art works that engage the senses coming to Vancouver by Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun (2017)
At Façade Festival, size matters as projected artworks animate the Vancouver Art Gallery: Shawn Hunt and Diyan Achjadi are just two of the artists spreading more than pretty colours across the historic building by Alexander Varty, The Georgia Straight (2017)
Visual Resistance: Shawn Hunt and Diyan Achjadi make colonialism visible at Richmond Art Gallery by Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun (2016)
Public Art: New Diyan Achjadi Video at Robson and Granville by Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun (2011)
Works by Diyan Achjadi and Barbara Zeigler turn the dire riveting by Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight (2009)
See Girl Has Got To Have It by Vanessa Kwan, No More Potlucks (2009)
Meditations on the Unsettling Idea of Home by Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight (2007)
See Girl: March Girl March by Robin Laurence, The Georgia Straight (2006)
To see some of my animation and video works, please visit my vimeo channel
Additional animations can be see on VUCAVU
Video distribution is via Groupe Intervention Video Montréal
VIDEO INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES
Pride In Chinatown MMXX
Pride in Chinatown MMXX launched with artist street projects happening throughout Chinatown, viewable 24/7 from August 8th — September 7th, 2020. Rather than pivoting online, we hit the streets running with new site-inspired artworks from the queer pan-Asian diaspora, who covered hoardings, windows, doorways, storefronts, laneways, utility poles and boxes, and monuments.
Published on October 24, 2020
Coming Soon! Publication Launch
The Contemporary Art Gallery was delighted to host the launch of Diyan Achjadi’s publication Coming Soon!, documenting the artist’s 2018-19 public art project for the City of Vancouver. In this live Zoom conversation, Achjadi reflects on the project with City of Vancouver Public Art Planner Tatiana Mellema and CAG Curator Kimberly Phillips. The full-colour, 200-page publication, which features essays by Achjadi and independent writer Zoë Chan, was designed in Vancouver by Victoria Lum.
Coming Soon! is a commission of the City of Vancouver Public Art Program.
Published on July 3, 2020
"An introduction to Diyan Achjadi's "Coming Soon!" public art project, one of the smartest, most subtle and beautiful reflections on the nature and pace of our ever evolving streetscapes," by Mark Mushet of VR Media
Published on April 30, 2019
A unique artist talk with CAG Curator Kimberly Phillips and 'How far do you travel?' exhibiting artist Diyan Achjadi, discussing the concerns that propel her practice aboard her wrapped bus as it tours through the city of Vancouver.
Published on Feb 3, 2019
How Far Do You Travel?
Translink: The work of five Canadian artists will be exhibited on 30 TransLink buses beginning January 2019.The public art initiative is being launched in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) and presents work under the theme, “How far do you travel?”.
Published on Jan 4, 2019
Facade Festival 2017
FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2017 was a visually stunning week-long public art project and cultural event kicking off the fall season of 2017. From September 4th to September 10th, 2017, ten contemporary Canadian artists spectacularly transformed the Georgia Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Published on January 16, 2018
Cultural Conflation: Diyan Achjadi interview
Video interview for Richmond Art Gallery
Published on Oct 14, 2016
PechaKucha Night Richmond - Diyan Achjadi
PechaKucha Night Richmond: Identity
Published on Nov 8, 2013
Diyan Achjadi at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Artist talk at the opening of The Further Adventures of Girl
Published on Jul 16, 2011
Diyan Achjadi: Façade Festival 2017 Insider Series
by Genevieve Michaels (2017)