I will be in conversation with Kent Monkman and Archer Pechawis for aabaakwad (It clears after a storm) at the Art Gallery of Ontario on Saturday, September 15. This event was organized by Wanda Nanibush and Aylan Couchie. Please see the website below for the full schedule. 


Thursday September 13 - Saturday September 15, 2018
Baillie Court, Art Gallery of Ontario

aabaakwad (it clears after a storm) is a two-and-a-half-day event focused on shifting the current global interest in Indigenous arts to be one that is Indigenous-led. Featured keynotes are Rebecca Belmore, Wanda Nanibush, Jolene Rickard and Alanis Obomsawin. This event is centered on informal, in-depth conversations between Indigenous artists, curators and scholars from Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Canada. Guests include: Robert Houle, Adrian Stimson, Lori Blondeau, Nadia Myre, Kent Monkman, Shelley Niro, Megan Tamati-Quennell, Brett Graham, Richard Bell, Greg Staats and more to be announced. Conversations are moderated by media personalities such as Duncan McCue, Candy Palmater and Jesse Wente. Experience dynamic dialogue examining themes, materials and experiences in contemporary Indigenous art practice globally.


This event has been organized in conjunction with the Gallery’s solo exhibition Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental (July 12th - October 21st, 2018).



Thunderstruck: Physical Landscapes, curated by Jenn Goodwin, will be shown June 20, 2018 - January 27, 2019 at Âjagemô at 150 Elgin Street in Ottawa. Thunderstruck investigates the landscape in which contemporary dance is created, presented and received. Thunderstruck examines and questions the power that an exhibition bestows on its objects through collection, display and archival activities. It also considers the traces left behind in any physical or performance practice. In the process, this exhibition poses the question: is dance truly ephemeral, or does it stay with us long after a performance has ended?


This group exhibition is composed of works of art, film-based works, installations and dance related materials from the following artists: Shary Boyle, Francesca Chudnoff, Ella Cooper, Mario Côté, Aganetha Dyck, Brendan Fernandes, Angela Miracle Gladue, Deepti Gupta, La calq, Michelle Latimer, Brandy Leary, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Zab Maboungou, Lola MacLaughlin, Freya Björg Olafson , Omar Rivero, aka Driftnote, Tedd Robinson, Brian Solomon, Laura Taler, Rosanna Terracciano and Anne Troake.


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In Dialogue

Curated by John G. Hampton and Co-presented with the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and Art Museum at the University of Toronto

14 May – 26 August 2018

Raymond Boisjoly, Raven Davis, David Garneau, Carola Grahn, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Amy Malbeuf, Peter Morin, Nadia Myre, Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan), Krista Belle Stewart, Nicole Kelly Westman

In Dialogue is an exhibition structured as a conversation. It features the work of twelve First Nations, Métis and Sami artists. As the exhibition’s organizer, John G. Hampton, says, this gathering of work embraces the “tumble of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities.” Hampton hopes to generate dialogue that will undermine monolithic and uncomplicated understandings of Indigeneity by offering multiple perspectives and by creating spaces for new understandings to arise.


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Christina Battle has written an essay on the exhibition, There is something in the way, which she curated for the Cold Cuts Festival in late March 2018, in Dawson City, Yukon.




13 Ways to Summon Ghosts

May 16th - September 1st, 2018

This summer, the Gordon Smith Gallery will be presenting 13 Ways to Summon Ghosts, guest-curated by Kimberly Phillips of the Contemporary Art Gallery. Participating artists are Abbas Akhavan, Brady Cranfield, Brenda Draney, Betty Goodwin, Vanessa Kwan, Lyse Lemieux, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Cindy Mochizuki, Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn, Ryan Peter, Kathleen Ritter, Carol Sawyer, and Jin-me Yoon.


"This exhibition considers the work of 13 Canadian artists of diverse origins and experience for whom haunting, it might be argued, is an artistic strategy. Through works of sound, sculpture, installation, painting, garments, print and video, these artists alter our experience of being in time and challenge the ways we separate the past, present and future. The work of each of these artists is remarkable because like haunting, it produces 'a something to be done.' It demands our rapt attention, begs a reconsideration of presumed positions, calls up histories with which we are complicit, and makes matter of that which is otherwise invisible." - Kimberly Phillips. 




Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) – 4th edition
níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma sœur | my sister
Guest curators: Niki Little and Becca Taylor


Art Mur (one of several sites for the BACA Biennale)

Exhibition: May 4 – June 16, 2018
Opening reception: Friday, May 4 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Aura (Oneida), Eruoma Awashish (Atikamewk), Natalie Ball (Modoc – Klamath), Catherine Blackburn (Dene), Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal (Cree – Saddle Lake), Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter (Inuvialuit), Uzumaki Cepeda (République Dominicaine), Chief Lady Bird (Chippewa, Potawatomi), Dayna Danger (Metis – Anishinaabe – Saulteaux), Raven Davis (Anishinabe), Lindsay Dobbin (Mohawk), Lita Fontaine (Anishinabe), Brittney Bear Hat (Blackfoot – Cree), Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot – Cree), Tsēmā Igharas (Tahltan), Tanya Lukin Linklater (Alutiiq), Caroline Monnet (Algonquin), Sandra Monterroso (Maya Q’eqchi’ – Guatemala), Shelley Niro (Mohawk), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin), Gilda Posada (Aztec -Xicana), Skeena Reece (Cree – Tsimshian – Gitksan – Métis), Skawennati (Kahnawake Mohawk), Marian Snow (Kahnawake Mohawk), Tasha Spillett (Nehiyaw – Trinidadian), and selected works from the collection of La Guilde

Performance: Friday, May 4, 2018, 7 p.m.

Performance: Friday, May 18, 2018, 6 p.m.
Sinuosity by Jeneen Frei Njootli and Tsēmā Igharas Igharas






I was pleased to be a part of the Cold Cuts Video Festival 2018 - There's something in the way at the invitation of curator, Christina Battle, this year. 


Cold Cuts Video Festival is an annual curated exhibition of video works by contemporary Canadian and international artists. This event runs in conjunction with the Dawson City International Short Film Festival held in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada.



2018 Exhibition: There’s something in the way

Curated by Christina Battle, There’s something in the way looks at the ways in which artists use the tools of video to stage and frame complex subjects. Moving beyond solely framing the camera lens, works in the exhibition also play with time, space and montage as they frame (and reframe) bodies, histories and memories.


The exhibition happened March 30-April 1. 


Christina Battle is a phenomenal artist as well. We met at Nuit Blanche Toronto 2017. 





CBC Arts produced a mini documentary on The treaty is in the body, 2017, a commission for INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE co-curated by Jamie Isaac and Julie Nagam at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Quayanaasuniq, cii miikwic to Jennifer Wabano, Omaskeko Cree knowledge keeper, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, dancer/dance educator, Neven Lochhead, camera and edit, Liz Lott, photographer, for their support of this project as well as all of the participants in the project: Lorraine Sutherland, Karen Sutherland, Iris Sutherland, Gwen Iahtail, Lauree Pizzale, Keisha Stone and Sassa Linklater. Ontario Arts Council also supported the project, and it couldn't have happened without their support as well.


You can see the mini documentary here: