ARTIVISM 2022: Politics of the Body



From September 6 to October 13, UBC Artivism engaged through the theme Politics of the Body by amplifying underrepresented voices, with an emphasis on the liberation and diverse expressions of the marginalized body, both politically and artistically.

Presented by UBC Arts and Culture District 2022 festival Artistic Director Helena Miranda and Artistic Producer Vanessa Matsubara in partnership with the Exposure UBC student club team, this annual festival highlighted stories of resilience and student activist art that challenges dominant narratives through live performances, poetry, music and more.


Producing Partners and Sponsors

UBC ARTIVISM: Politics of the Body is a student programmed and run festival created by festival Artistic Director Helena Miranda with Artistic Producer Vanessa Matsubara and the UBC Exposure team with the support of Festival General Manager Deb Pickman, Special Projects, UBC Arts & Culture District.

ARTIVISM is made possible this year by our presenting partners, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC Museum of Anthropology, AMS Hatch Gallery, Koerner’s Pub, UBC SVPRO, the Department of Art History and Visual Art, the Department of Theatre and Film as well as the student clubs UBC Drag, Pride UBC Blank Vinyl Project and UBC Dance Horizons.

Special thanks to our community event partners the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and for the support from UBC Equity Enhancement Fund, UBC Wellbeing Initiatives Fund, Walter Gage Memorial Fund, and the UBC Faculty of Arts.