Tanya Lukin Linklater, Ewako ôma askiy. This then is the earth.

July 25, 2023 - July 28, 2023

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


Ewako ôma askiy. This then is the earth. is a series of rehearsals open to the public with dance artists Ivanie Aubin-Malo and Ceinwen Gobert, led by artist and choreographer Tanya Lukin Linklater. Occurring intermittently throughout the day, with no explicit schedule, these sessions respond to the cyclical, seasonal, affective, and formal qualities of selected works in Duane Linklater: mymothersside. Through dance-making, Lukin Linklater’s project invites the public to view the unfolding processes of embodiment, gesture, and sensation. 


Ewako ôma askiy. This then is the earth. is organized by Carla Acevedo-Yates, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator, and Nolan Jimbo, Assistant Curator.




Aerial Skin


June 12 and 13, 2023 

PHI Foundation

465 Saint-Jean Street, G5 Space
Montréal, Québec H2Y 2R6


Yutong Lin, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Kent Monkman, Pedro Neves Marques, Kim Ninkuru, Jacolby Satterwhite


This event is organized in conjunction with the exhibition Terms of Use presented at the PHI Foundation from March 8 to July 9, 2023.

Curator: Victoria Carrasco


For more information: https://phi.ca/en/events/aerial-skin/


Talk | Politics of Poetics: Layli Long Soldier and Tanya Lukin Linklater

July 27, 20236:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Edlis Neeson Theater, MCA Chicago


Join us for a reading by poet Layli Long Soldier and post-conversation with artist Tanya Lukin Linklater in conjunction with the exhibition Duane Linklater: mymothersside and the new program series Politics of Poetics.

About the Series

Politics of Poetics is a new quarterly program series held in the MCA’s Edlis Neeson Theater that highlights today’s leading poets whose practices traverse the political through writing, teaching, and activism. The series invites poets from across the globe to give readings and be in conversation with artists and other thinkers about the themes in their work. Historically, poets and visual artists have benefitted from close collaboration and artistic exchange, sharing in technical approaches and critical ideas of the day. Like many of the artists exhibited at the MCA, these poets take up critical issues in their work while propelling voices, stories, and thoughts under-seen and under-regarded in traditional canons.


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Layli Long Soldier holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY MagazineThe New York TimesThe American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon ReviewBOMB, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. She has also received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award, the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award, a 2021 Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Literature, and the 2021 Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize in the UK. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She is a mentor in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts and resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performances, works for camera, installations, and writings cite Indigenous dance and visual art lineages, our structures of sustenance, and weather. She undertakes embodied inquiry and rehearsal in relation to scores and ancestral belongings. Her recent exhibitions include Aichi Triennale, Japan; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; New Museum Triennial, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Toronto Biennial of Art. In summer 2024 her iterative solo exhibition, My mind is with the weather, will be presented at the Wexner Centre for the Arts. Her first collection of poetry, Slow Scrape, was published in the Documents series by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism, Montréal in 2020 with a second edition published by Talonbooks, Vancouver in 2022.

On scores. On bringing weather to the museum.
Tanya Lukin Linklater will read from her collection of poetry and event scores, Slow Scrape, and describe her practice in relation to weather and the museum.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Bldg, 204, The Banff Centre
3 pm - 4:30 pm 



Indian Theater 

June 24 – November 26, 2023 → Hessel Museum of Art 


Curated by

Indian Theater will explore Native North American art through the framework of performance, abstraction, and material experimentation that emerged from the Institute of American Indian Arts’ theatre department in the late 1960s. The first large-scale exhibition of its kind to center performance as the origin point for contemporary Indigenous practice, Indian Theater will feature over 100 works that engage notions of sound and instrumentation, dress and adornment, and the body and its absence by artists representing a range of geographies and cultural viewpoints, including Dana Claxton (Lakota), Ishi Glinsky (Tohono O’odham), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin), and James Luna (Payómkawichum, Ipai, and Mexican), among many others. The exhibition features key selections from Forge Project’s lending collection, archival materials, and newly commissioned activations by Rebecca Belmore (Anishinaabe) and Eric-Paul Riege (Diné).


Curated by Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Forge Project’s Executive Director and CCS Bard Fellow in Indigenous Art History and Curatorial Studies, this major exhibition celebrates the partnership established in 2022 with Forge Project to provide dedicated programming on key topics and methods in Native American and Indigenous studies throughout the Bard network. Indian Theater will be accompanied in the fall by the release of the first publication dedicated to the evolution of Native North American performance in contemporary art over the past 60 years, with newly commissioned essays and reprints of critical texts by leading Indigenous scholars and artists.


Exhibition artists: KC Adams (Métis), Asinnajaq (Inuk), Sonny Assu (Ligwiłda'xw Kwakwaka'wakw from Wei Wai Kum Nation), Natalie Ball (Klamath/Modoc), Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Rebecca Belmore (Member of the Lac Seul First Nation (Anishinaabe)), Bob Boyer (Métis), Dana Claxton (Lakota), TJ Cuthand (Plains Cree, Scottish, Irish), Ruth Cuthand (Plains Cree, Scottish, Irish, Canadian), Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw, Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nation), Demian DinéYahzi’ (Diné), Rosalie Favell (Métis (Cree/ British)), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin, Czech and Dutch), Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂), Jeffrey Gibson (Member of The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and half Cherokee), Ishi Glinsky (Tohono O'odham), Raven Halfmoon (Caddo), Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill (Métis), Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk Nation/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians), Maria Hupfield (Ojibwe and a member of the Wasauksing First Nation) , Matthew Kirk (Navajo), Kite (Oglala Sioux Tribe), Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota), Tanya Lukin Linklater (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions), James Luna (Payómkawichum, Ipai, and Mexican), Rachel Martin (Tlingit/Tsaagweidei, Killer Whale Clan, of the Yellow Cedar House (Xaai Hit’) Eagle Moiety), Kent Monkman (Cree member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba)), Audie Murray (Métis), Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee), New Red Order (Adam Khalil (Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians); Zack Khalil (Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians); Jackson Polys (Tlingit)), Jessie Oonark (Inuk), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish member of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Nation), Eric-Paul Riege (Diné), Walter Scott (Kahnawá:ke), Spiderwoman Theater, Charlene Vickers (Anishinaabe), Kay WalkingStick (Citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and Anglo), Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scot), Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota), and Nico Williams (Anishinaabe)


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This is a co-presentation between Pleasure Dome and the CFMDC (Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre).

Join us for our second in-person screening of the year at Small World Music Centre in Toronto. Guest programmed by Clare Samuel, this screening features works Lynne Sachs, Elisa Gonzalez, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, Tanya Lukin Linklater, and Hao Zhou. Each film reflects different understandings and re-imaginings of what it means to be interconnected with each other and the world around us.

Part of Spring 2023

When: 6pm-9pm ET, MAY 23


Where: Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 110 Shaw Street, Unit 101



Screening programme:

Lynne Sachs, Maya at 24, 04:27

Elisa Gonzalez, Freya, 22:13

Tanya Lukin Linklater, We Wear One Another, 25:13


Keisha Rae Witherspoon, T, 13:50

Hao Zhou, Frozen Out, 5:00

Lynne Sachs, Film About a Father Who, 1:14:00


Following the screening, we will have a Q&A with the artist Lynne Sachs and curator Clare Samuel. The screening is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend.




Distance Studies at Images Festival

Nada El-Omari, Noor Khan, Elizabeth M. Webb, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Tanya Lukin Linklater


Curated By: Magdalyn Asimakis


Monday, April 17, 20237:00PM EDTLocationCanadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (CFMDC)

1411 Dufferin Street, Unit D, Toronto, ON, M6H 4C7


Distance Studies traces a series of relationships that exceed linear space and time. This selection of works by artists and filmmakers Noor Khan, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Elizabeth M. Webb, Nada El-Omari, and Tanya Lukin Linklater ask, what does it mean to know someone? Must they be within arm’s reach? What can we access through shared spaces? Some pose inquiries around how physical distance blurs definitions of ‘home’, while others trace distances between inhabited spaces, and still others foreground memory and familial knowledge as something immediate. These films consider what haunts us, what we embody, and what we learn about ourselves through people and spaces that are absent, or once were.


, not like us. Not like us, (2022) will screen in this program. A description of the work:


Tanya Lukin Linklater began writing in relation to girlhood as a response to the attempted assassination of girls’ education activist, Malala Yousafzai, in Swat Valley, Pakistan in 2012. , not like us. Not like us, (2022) centres memory through dance, image, and text, and is a part of a larger series of investigationsWith Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Ceinwen Gobert and Neven Lochhead.




The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) is intended to be a series of springtime site-specific relational investigations taking place at High Park over the course of five days. Building upon the interdisciplinary practice of artist Tanya Lukin Linklater and her work in the 2022 Biennial, Held in the air I never fell (spring lightning sweetgrass song), these process-based open rehearsals will bring Lukin Linklater together with invited dance artists Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Ceinwen Gobert, Emily Law, Victoria May, and lisa nevada to generate resonant embodied inquiries. Bordered to the west by Grenadier Pond and covered in a system of wetlands, High Park is a place of synergy between land and water. During these sustained sessions, Lukin Linklater will lead a collective process in response to scores she has penned, as well as to the surroundings of High Park during the spring—a particularly generative season that invites us to take cues from the sky above us.


June 6-10, 2023. 


This program is presented with the support of Ontario Culture Days.