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Canned Foreign, 2019, Exhibition Closing Reception


Who We Are

Established in 1970, the Hatch Art Gallery is UBC’s only student-run exhibition space. Situated on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the xwmə0–kwəy’əm (Musqueam), the Hatch aims to stimulate the exchange of art and ideas between artists, students and the public. Committed to promoting the practices of UBC students and alumni, the Hatch seeks to present innovative projects on critical subjects relevant to larger discourses in contemporary art, visual culture and theory.

In addition to biweekly exhibitions of student and local art, the Hatch also maintains and displays the AMS Art Collection, an impressive assortment of Canadian art that provides a cross section of artistic growth and development in Canada since 1945. The Hatch’s exhibition schedule is also supplemented by a variety of special events and projects throughout the year, including collaborations, workshops, performances, and the annual Visual Art Students’ Association exhibition.

The Hatch Art Gallery is supported by the UBC Alma Mater Society.

Meet the Staff!

Gallery Director

2023 April - 2024 April


Isabel Sihan Chen (she/her)

Hi friends! Call me Bel. 

A little bit about me - I come from a multifaceted background in arts and culture event organizing, psychology, and business. My directorial vision for the Hatch is one of interdisciplinary and equitable community building where all can come together in discourse and laughter over art. Please do reach out for any reason at all! I am always happy to chat about anything and everything under the sun (and moon).

About: Meet the Team

Volunteers of 2022

Hatch Art Gallery could not function without the help of our beloved volunteers! 

Semester 2

Social Media Team

Julia Nam

Xinyue Zhu

Suchitra van Riel Barrett

Hana Kovar

Website Manager

Tiffany Yau

Semester 1

Garima Kawatra

Ivanna Mosqueira

Rujing Shen

Braxton Hall

Khanh Ma

Jasper Berehulke

Sarah Wong

Hana Kovar

Hailey Woo

Dipansha Tokas

Xinyue Zhu

Sufiah Azhar-Bowma

General Volunteers

Jacqueline Gu

Yoon Jung Josephine Lee

Tara Al-Shawwa

Pia Mehra

Tiana Khandelwal

Hazel Zhang

Joshua Steinhauer

Tiya Bremer

Emma Baecker

Amy Byle

Ysabel Gana

Sahiba Ubhi

Selin Berktas

Rachel Itakura

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Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 12-4 PM (during exhibitions)

Second-Floor of the AMS Nest 
6133 University Boulevard
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1

About: Opening Hours


The Hatch Art Gallery is located on the second floor of the AMS Student Nest, which is compliant with the requirements of the BC Building Code. The Nest is accessible via bus numbers #4, #9, #17, #25, #33, #44, #49, #84, #99, #258, #480, and R4. 

The entrance to the AMS Nest is a set of double doors that are each 34” wide, opening to a total width of 68”. One of the doors may be opened by pushing the automatic door opener button located to the right of the doors. 

There are elevators on the north and south ends of the Nest that open 48” wide. The front door to the Hatch is 3ft wide and our larger sliding door is 8ft wide.

The AMS Nest is not a scent reduced space. There are gender-neutral washrooms located on every floor of the nest. The doors to enter the washrooms are not automatic. The doors are 34” wide.

Floor maps of the Nest can be found here:

If you have any additional questions about accessibility,

please contact us at:

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