Exhibitions + Projects

Trading Routes has an ongoing program of exhibitions, welcoming opportunities from across the globe to promote dialogue around the benefits and social and environmental risks associated with rapid changes caused by increased activity of natural resource extraction industries.

Some of our exhibitions and projects can be viewed on this website; if you would like further information about any of the work please don’t hesitate to contact us.




Ground Signals

Ruth Beer
Surrey Art Gallery
Curated by Jordan Strom and Roxanne Charles.

Sept 23 — Dec 10 2017



This Is It With It As It Is

Ruth Beer
AVHA Gallery, Audain Art Centre, UBC
Curated by Wil Aballe

Nov 24– Jan 14, 2017



Art and Community: Transformations

Ruth Beer
Shetland Museum (Gutters Hut), Lerwick Scotland

November 11- Dec 15 2016



States of Matter — Solo Exhibition

Ruth Beer
Curated by Laura Schneider
The Reach Gallery Museum , Abbottsford, BC.

September 29 – January 8, 2017



Oil + Water

Ruth Beer
Video Screening as part of Petro-Shorts
Curated by Shannon Webb-Campbell

September 3, 2016


Metamorphosis Biennale Installation View

Metamorphosis Biennale: ANTENNA

Ruth Beer
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

September 2, 2016– January 2017



Arctic Sustainability: Celebrating TJ

Curated by Maria Huhmarniemi
Kopio Gallery, Rovaniemi, Finland

August 15, 2016– September 9, 2016


Installation View

Confluence! Sculpture Exhibition

Ruth Beer
Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, Washington

July 29 – Oct 9, 2016


States of Matter Installation

States of Matter

Ruth Beer
Two Rivers Gallery, Prince George, BC
Two Rivers Gallery Post

April 29– July 10, 2016

Malaspina Exhibit

Flow: Public Video Projection

Ruth Beer
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum exterior plaza

March 10 — April 10, 2016

Malaspina Exhibit

Extract, Form and Print

Ruth Beer
Solo exhibition (curated by Justin Muir),
Malaspina Gallery, Vancouver BC

March 4 — April 3, 2016


Exhibition closing 3

Water, Fish and Oil — Exhibition Closing

Trading Routes
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum National Historic Site, Richmond, BC.

April 2015 – March 2016


Culture, Community and Communication

Ruth Beer,
(Curated by Herminia Lin)
Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage Alaska

November 8– Dec 8, 2015

Exhibition Shot of video work by Ruth Beer

Relate North 2015: Culture, Community and Communication

Ruth Beer
Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Symposium Program


Artist List for A Foreign Encounter<

A Foreign Encounter

Ruth Beer
Gallerie Foe 156, Munich, Germany


Trading Routes: Rivers, Fish and Oil

Ruth Beer, Kit Grauer, Lyle Wilson, Ian McAllister, Richard Heikkilä-Sawan, Woonam Kim, Soledad Munoz, Tomas Borsa, J.P. Marquis and Kenna Fair
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Museum National Historic Site
Georgia Straight Press Release

April 2015 – March 2016

Old Church, Smithers, BC

Video Screenings in Eleven Northern Communities

Prince George, Tache, Fort St. James, Burns Lake, Unis’tot’en Camp, Smithers,
Old Hazelton, Kitimat, Skidegate, Old Massett, Terrace, Quesnel and Prince Rupert
Line in the Sand Film Distribution

March 31st 2015

'Intersections', Video Still, 2014

Mineral Matters

Ruth Beer
Kimura Gallery, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Mineral Matters Press Release

November 19–December 12, 2014

Exhibition Shot, Sámi University College, 2014

Art, Heritage & Identity

Ruth Beer
Sami University College, Kautokeino, Norway
Art, Heritage & Identity Exhibition Catalogue


Man/u/fractured Landscapes

Ruth Beer, Kit Grauer, Tomas Borsa/Jean Philippe Marquis
Raglan Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

August 2014

‘Oil & Water’, HD video installed on loop in ‘Hub’ Gallery AUT Student Centre, 2014

Oil & Water

Ruth Beer
The Hub, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand


‘Spill’, polyurethane and pigment, 2014, 30 x 36 x 2

Relate North

Ruth Beer
Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
Relate North Exhibition Catalogue



Straight Lines

Ruth Beer and Kit Grauer
Haida Gwaii Museum, Skidegate, BC
Curated by Natalie Macfarland and Jenn Dysart
Strait Lines Press Release



Riverscape Routes

Ruth Beer and Miles Thorogood
Presented at the Fraser River Discovery Centre
Riverscape Routes Press Release



(Re)writing Rivers

Ruth Beer