Kate Armstrong Headshot

Kate Armstrong

Director

Shumka Centre for Creative Entrepreneurship
Living Labs

Kate Armstrong (she/her) has 20 years of experience in the culture sector with a specific focus on intersections between art and technology. She creates projects that bring together diverse partners and has produced over 200 projects, securing public and private investments totaling over 3M. 

Her interdisciplinary practice is conceptually driven and has included participatory work, objects, photography, video, events in urban space, generative text systems, and experimental narrative forms.

As a curator, she has produced exhibitions, events and publications in contemporary art and technology in Vancouver and internationally. She founded Upgrade Vancouver (2003), co-founded the Goethe Satellite (2011-2013), founded Startland (2015) and was an Artistic Director of the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA2015). 

Armstrong is a Trustee of the Vancouver Art Gallery where she Chairs the Acquisitions Committee, and was a founding board member and Co-Chair of BCA (formerly BC Artscape), before its successful merger with artist run centre 221A in 2021.