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UPDATE: Frida Kahlo ‘Immersive Biography’ no longer coming to PNE Agrodome in Vancouver

Tandem Expositions event was set to open May 3
A view of “Frida Kahlo: The Immersive Biography,” coming to the PNE Agrodome. (Photos courtesy of Frida Kahlo Corporation)

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Due to “logistical issues and impossible time constraints,” the Frida Kahlo: The Immersive Biography exhibition will not be coming to Vancouver this May as originally planned.

Tickets went on sale April 4 for the “immersive” art exhibit, but event planners announced the cancellation on Friday (April 14).

Those who purchased tickets can be refunded at point of purchase or through TicketLeader at

In a Western Canadian debut, “Frida Kahlo: The Immersive Biography” was to open at the PNE Agrodome on May 3.

The art show is toured by Frida Kahlo Corporation, Spain-based Layers of Reality and Quebec’s Tandem Expositions.

The biographical story of the Mexican artist is brought to life in an exhibition utilizing seven “distinct transformational spaces, including an optional award-winning VR experience,” an event advisory said.

“Unlike other art exhibitions, this exhibit does not include reproductions of Kahlo’s paintings. Instead, it utilizes a range of innovative techniques, including historical photographs, original films, digital environments, artistic installations, collector’s items and newly created music, to create an immersive experience that captures the essence of Kahlo’s life and art.”

Tickets for the PNE dates were sold on Passes started at $30.

“Frida Kahlo: The Immersive Biography” toured across Europe and the U.S. and made its Canadian debut in Montreal before the scheduled Vancouver run.

Tandem Expositions is also behind the success of “Imagine Van Gogh,” “Imagine Picasso” and “Imagine Monet” at venues across Canada and the U.S. over the past three years.

In Surrey, Paquin Entertainment Group’s “Beyond Van Gogh” art exhibition filled the Agriplex at Cloverdale Fairgrounds for the month of February and first week of March.

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