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!

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Reiko Inouye  (she/they)

Managing Director, 
Exhibitions and Programming

Reiko Inouye is a settler artist currently working and learning on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the xwmə0–kwəy’əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Her work often concerns itself with theories of defamiliarization, structures of social power, queerness, and performativity. The relationality between (objects/people/places) is what interests Reiko the most, and the mode through which communication occurs. Their most recent research has explored concepts of displacement, authorship, gender, and temporality as it relates to identity formation and space-making in society.

James Albers (he/they)

Assistant Director,
Collections and Programming

James Albers is an emerging artist currently working on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the xwmə0–kwəy’əm (Musqueam) people. He engages with the mediums of video, installation, photography, performance, sound, text, and everything in-between. His practice is concerned with how intersectional identities are constructed and mediated through the analysis of the body in digital spaces.


COVID-19 Adaptions

Due to Covid-19, our team has had to adapt the way in which we run programming this year. As our physical space is small, there are fewer students on campus, and due to the possible risk of campus closure, we have decided to primarily run programming online and off-site during Term 1 (September-December).

With that being said, we hope this shift will allow us to host a multitude of diverse and new projects that wouldn't run in "normal years", and continue to be critical of how our physical space and online presence can be used to better support our student artists.

We are so excited to show you what we've been planning and hope you are too!

Please follow us on all our platforms to stay up to date with our programming, exhibitions, and projects!

Warm Hugs,

The Hatch Team


Opening Hours


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



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: