Brian McBay

Brian McBay is an artist, designer and curator based in Vancouver, Canada. In 2005 he co-founded 221A, an artist-controlled non-profit organization that explores the role of design in the shaping of society, where he is currently the Director. McBay has been invited to speak internationally as a critic of design ideology and as an advocate for artist-determined culture with an emphasis on spatial politics. He recently founded the outdoor site Semi-Public, a 10-year rotating program of contemporary art in an empty lot in Chinatown, where he curated the inaugural project Vancouver Especially by Ken Lum.