ABOUT THE GALLERY

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Our Vision
Art is expression, communication, exploration. It is a plunge into creativity. It can please us or upset us. Art educates us and challenges us. It can reflect or influence our reality.​


"Art is life…life is art”.


 

 

Our mission
 

To support and promote quality, contemporary art in all different media. It is a Gallery and Centre that serves its community and strives to reach beyond its borders. It encourages and promotes public awareness, understanding and appreciation of the arts by recruiting and involving the public in the art process, all the while working hard to promote and support its artists.
 

 

 

 

Values:

  • Accessibility: Viva Vida is a working gallery. Its mandate is to communicate, educate and create, always involving the public. It is a people’s gallery

  • Community: We strive to connect to community, on the local, national and international level.

  • Collaboration: We collaborate with a network of community partners in art, education, and business.

  • Education: We maintain a high standard of education in all areas of Gallery life: art, culture and leisure programs, exhibitions and acquisitions.

  • Credibility: Trustworthiness and dependability are key components of fostering relationships.

  • Excellence: We strive for excellence in all that we do.

NEDIA EL KHOURI
OWNER & CURATOR OF VIVA VIDA ART GALLERY

 

Nedia El Khouri is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University) as well as has received her Master's of Art in Art education with a focus on leadership and advocacy from the Boston Universty. She has owned and operated Viva Vida Art Gallery since 2009. She has curated a number of contemporary art exhibitions and is the creative force behind Viva Vida’s many educational programs.

 
Combining a love of the arts and community has been a dream come true. Drawing on her Brazilian roots, Nedia El Khouri named her Gallery and Art Centre Viva Vida, which means “to celebrate or live life”, and that is exactly what she has been doing since 2009. 

ABOUT THE TEAM
 

Rob Cloney
 

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Meghan Cameron
 

Siria El Khouri
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Nedia El Khouri
 

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ASSOCIATE AND EDUCATOR

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ASSOCIATE AND BOOKKEEPER

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SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNITY MANAGER

As our newest addition to the team (2021), Meghan manages everything you see on our social media and website. She is a student at Concordia University, studying Communication studies. You can often find her at the front of the gallery, updating the social media pages. 

OWNER AND CURATOR

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