Tasha Hubbard's interview with me has been published in BlackFlash 33.3, 2016.


Check it out. 






JULY 26, 2016


Saskatoon, Canada—Remai Modern is very pleased to announce its third web commission, by Tanya Lukin Linklater . The August 1–31 project is curated by Gregory Burke, Remai Modern Executive Director & CEO, and Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs & Chief Curator.


In association with its pre-launch program, Remai Modern is inviting artists to realize original projects exclusively for online viewing. On the first day of every month, work by a new artist will appear on Remai Modern’s homepage. Past commissions by British artist Ryan Gander and Saskatoon artist Tammi Campbell are now accessible in the online archive.


Through these commissions, the museum considers its website as an extension of its physical space and onsite program. Mobile and experimental, this online gallery allows for direct, personal encounters with art while connecting with artists and audiences across the globe.


"We’re delighted to feature an original work by Tanya Lukin Linklater as Remai Modern’s newest web commission,” said Gregory Burke, Remai Modern Executive Director & CEO. “She is at the forefront of current developments in contemporary art. Her work explores new combinations of artistic forms in order to explore the relationships of the personal to the political and the local to the global." Burke added. “This project continues our commitment to contemporary Indigenous programming.”


"Tanya Lukin Linklater’s works are informed by a strong, experimental and poetic sensitivity” said Sandra Guimarães, Remai Modern Director of Programs & Chief Curator. “She is one of Canada’s most unique and critically engaged contemporary artists.” Guimarães added. “We brought her to Saskatoon earlier this year to develop a new version of her performance, the the and are excited to continue building on this with this new work, Slay All Day”. 


Slay All Day is a four-minute video developed in collaboration with Toronto-based dancer, Ceinwen Gobert, through a process of focused improvisation. Tanya’s work is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces and institutions. Her choreography often draws inspiration from film and other sources­­−Slay All Day features sections informed by Robert Flaherty’s film Nanook of the North and specific movement forms of Inuit athletics.


Tanya Lukin Linklater has presented her performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations nationally and internationally including recent projects at Performa at the EFA Project Space, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chilé; SBC Gallery, Montreal; Western Front, Vancouver; Images Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; and Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. She studied at University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and Stanford University (A.B. Honours). She is currently a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Tanya Lukin Linklater originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in Alaska. She lives and works in North Bay, Ontario.


* Pronunciation note: the artist’s first name is pronounced TONYA.


About Remai Modern:


Remai Modern, to open in 2017, is a visionary new museum. The building, by renowned Canadian architects KPMB, is at Saskatoon’s River Landing. Remai Modern, home to the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocuts, will offer transformative art experiences and innovative programming.


Remai Modern gratefully acknowledges funding from the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts and SaskCulture.



I had a solo exhibition, Neither Nor, at Modern Fuel in Kingston, Ontario April 30, 2016 - June 11, 2016. 


The exhibition was accompanied by an essay by Ellyn Walker.


Please see:





Documentation of my work, An accumulation - A relief, at The Belkin Gallery, Vancouver curated by Tarah Hogue and Shelley Rosenblum is featured on the cover of Inuit Art Quarterly this summer. The cover is accompanied by a feature story on my practice by Kari Cwynar. 

I was interviewed by CWILA. You can read the interview here:




Affinities - Conversation

May 26, 2016      2-5 pm 


Barbara Clausen
Joan Jonas
Tanya Lukin Linklater
taisha paggett
Cheryl Sim


Organized by Hexagram UQAM/Concordia for Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations in conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas: Far Away. DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations as a program of events in two parts in May and June. With artists, Joan Jonas and Jason Moran, Simone Forti, taisha pagett and Tanya Lukin Linklater.  


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Affinities - Tanya Lukin Linklater

A Lecture Performance of A glossary of insistence (2016) 

June 21, 2016


This performative lecture by Tanya Lukin Linklater will configure Indigenous and African-American artists and thinkers – Maria Tallchief – Leonardo Drew – Beyoncé – Audra Simpson – Peter Morin – alongside questions that ask: “How do objects evoke the ephemera of invisible structures? Felt structures? Structures that impact our everyday lives? How do we respond to these ephemeral residues?” From the artist: “I find an absence of the body within a conversation about the body. An absence that is present. Dylan Robinson recently spoke of the force of the institution’s gaze to structure the way that we look. I wonder about the force of a choreographer’s look (George Balanchine). I wonder concomitantly about the force of the body in relation to this look (Maria Tallchief, prima ballerina). I wonder about the force of the body to exceed the structure’s exertion.Our kinds of insistence may be different.”


Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations

In conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas: Far Away, DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations, a program of events in two parts in May and June. With artists, Joan Jonas and Jason Moran, Simone Forti, taisha pagett and Tanya Lukin Linklater.  




May 2, 2016


Curator, Philippe Pirotte, announced the preliminary list for Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal 2016 in NYC on May 2. I am included on the list of 45 artists. 


I am honoured to have been invited to present new work by the curatorial team for Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal 2016.