Vancouver's contemporary Asian art gallery Centre A searches for new executive director

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      Only a few months after a Vancouver art gallery for Asian art named a new executive director, it has announced that it is once again looking for a new individual to fill the position.

      After Tyler Russell stepped down as executive director in October 2018, Yun-Jou Chang served as interim executive director until Derrick Chang was named in February as the executive director, effective as of March 1.

      However, on September 2, Centre A announced that it has launched a search for a new permanent executive director.

      In the meantime, Henry Heng Lu, who has been Centre A’s curator since July 2019, has been named interim executive director, effective as of September 2.

      In a statement on August 14, Centre A had announed Derrick Chang had to resign "due to extenuating personal circumstances". 

      After the start of the pandemic, Chang had overseen the closure of the Chinatown gallery space, the adaptation of online operations, and the reopening of the physical gallery to the public in late July. The gallery has incorporated new health measures, including limited occupancy to ensure physical distancing, enhanced cleaning, and masks and sanitizer for visitors.

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