Centre A, the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, is a non-profit art gallery committed to the research, production, presentation and interpretation of contemporaryAsian art. It is the only public gallery in Canada dedicated to contemporary Asian visual art practices. Founded in 1999 by Hank Bull (Founding Director), Zheng Shengtian and Stephanie Holmquist, Centre A was originally located at 2 West Hastings Street, in Vancouver'sDowntown Eastside. During this time Makiko Hara was Curator, and the centre exhibited many notable contemporary artists, such as Lida Abdul, Abbas Akhavan, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Lani Maestro, and Kyohei Sakaguchi. In 2013, under the direction of Haema Sivanesan, Centre A relocated to Chinatown. In 2014 Tyler Russell became the Executive Director.