TRAPP PROJECTS was initiated by Patrik Andersson in 1997 as a curatorial platform on which to introduce local and international artists to as wide an audience as possible, while not being limited by the mandates of traditional exhibition spaces. Over the years, this project has led to collaborations with a wide range of people and spaces to highlight both emerging and established practices. One of the best examples of this collaboration has been the support of graphic designer Judith Steedman, as well as patrons such as Dr. Zenon Trylowsky who has allowed Trapp Projects to turn his downtown Vancouver dental office into a temporary art gallery on seven different occasions. Other collaborations have led Trapp to open exhibitions internationally in shopping malls, artist’s studios, grain silos, museums, artist-run spaces, commercial galleries, books, magazines and boxes. In each case, the characteristics of the particular site has helped to shape the exhibition’s outcome.