Curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson
Tour Organized by Independent Curators International (ICI)
Co-presented with Sound Symposium


The Rooms
St. John's, NL, Canada
February 5, 2022 - April 10, 2022



The best stories I know come from late night car rides or kitchen tables.

Brenda Draney and Tanya Lukin Linklater

January 29–March 5, 2022

Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver 

Tanya Lukin Linklater | My mind is with the weather.

Q&A moderated by Dr. Bethany Hughes, Assistant Professor of American Culture


Monday, February 21, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Centre for World Performance Studies, University of Michigan


Free & Open to the public
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From a description by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Centre:


Join Moderator Tanya Lukin Linklater and speakers Taqralik Partridge and Sven Haakanson for a conversation about challenges to Inuit sovereignty in the art world, at museums and beyond. Alyson Hardwick from the Inuit Art Foundation introduces the event.


The video series "Conversations" brings you into discussions with Indigenous peoples, providing information and insights on important subjects and issues, along with ideas and examples that can help prepare you for making choices about how to act with regard to Indigenous peoples and their heritage. 


To watch other videos in the series. go to the Smithsonian Learning Lab site for Arctic Studies Center in Alaska -- -- and scroll down to the "Conversations" section.


Our Inuit advisors for the project are:

Kacey Purruq Qunmiġu Hopson, Indigenous Knowledge Advocate, First Alaskans Institute Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Artist

Taqralik Partridge, Director, Nordic Lab at SAW

Krista Ulujuk Zawadski, PhD Candidate, Carleton University


This event was made possible through generous support of the Inuit Art Foundation and supporters of the Arctic Studies Center in Alaska. (#arcticstudies)


The conversation took place December 2021.



TORONTO BIENNIAL OF ART ANNOUNCES CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR ITS SECOND EDITION ON VIEW MARCH 26‒JUNE 5, 2022 Toronto, Canada, November 16, 2021 — Today the Toronto Biennial of Art (the Biennial/TBA) announced its confirmed roster of Canadian and international artists for the second edition of the city-wide event, on view March 26 to June 5, 2022. Tairone Bastien, Candice Hopkins, and Katie Lawson are the curatorial team for the free, 72- day event with contributions from former TBA curators Clare Butcher and Myung-Sun Kim. The event will include 23 new commissions at nine venues across the city and Greater Toronto Area. As the curatorial team has worked on two editions of the Biennial, a number of artists from 2019 are returning in 2022 as part of a longer-term engagement, including Aycoobo (Wilson Rodríguez), Judy Chicago, Shezad Dawood, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Ange Loft with Jumblies Theatre & Arts, Jumana Manna, Abel Rodríguez, Susan Schuppli, and Syrus Marcus Ware.


Commissioned and invited artists contributing to TBA 2022 exhibitions and programs include: Derya Akay, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Andrea Carlson, Jeffrey Gibson, Hanyaterra | Jatiwangi Art Factory*, Marguerite Humeau, Timothy Yanick Hunter*, Tsēmā Igharas and Erin Siddall, Janet Kigusiuq, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Amy Malbeuf, Victoria Mamnguqsualuk, Anne Zanele Mutema*, Joar Nango, Eduardo Navarro, Aki Onda, Jessie Oonark, Paul Pfeiffer, Dana Prieto, Augustas Serapinas, Buhlebezwe Siwani*, and Denyse Thomasos. They join the following list of previously announced 2022 Biennial artists: Nadia Belerique, Brian Jungen, Waqas Khan, Mata Aho Collective, Eric-Paul Riege, and Camille Turner.


I will be presenting a comissioned installation and work for camera. The installation will be comprised of a performance platform and "linear sculptures made of brightly coloured "kohkum scarves." Kohkum (“grandmother” in Cree language) scarves are worn by powwow dancers, water protectors, and people who want to cite grandmother knowledge. The artist recognizes writer Saidiya Hartman who relays that inheritances are chosen. The inheritors are then concerned with what histories are claimed and what stories are surfaced." (Press release). 


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Artists in Conversation: Tanya Lukin Linklater and Raven Chacon

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00pm



FREE! RSVP required for access to virtual event.


This online event features artist Tanya Lukin Linklater in conversation with composer, performer, and installation artist Raven Chacon from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. The artists will discuss the concepts of the score as related to their work.

This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition The Language in Common, on display in the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery from Tuesday, September 14 through Sunday, December 12, 2021. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from Noon to 5pm. For more information and related events, visit the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery exhibition page.

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The official companion to the 2021 New Museum Triennial, a global survey exhibition of today's up-and-coming artists


The much-anticipated fifth New Museum's Triennial exhibition, opening in October 2021, volume, curated by Jamillah James and Margot Norton, is a signature survey of emerging artists from around the world. In this moment of profound change, where structures once thought to be stable have been revealed to be precarious, the New Museum's highly anticipated 2021 Triennial, curated by Jamillah James and Margot Norton, showcases 40 artists and collectives re-imagining traditional models, materials, and techniques beyond established institutional paradigms. Their works explore states of transformation, calling attention to the malleability of structures and the fluid and adaptable potential of both technological and organic media. This book includes essays by prominent curators and interviews with each of the artists and collectives featured in the exhibition. accompanies the New Museum's much-anticipated fifth Triennial exhibition, opening in October 2021 in New York City, spotlighting an exciting group of 40 artists and collectives, each selected for their ability to invoke ideas of global concern - including the questioning of accepted narratives and imagining new creative paths for the future.


This 320 page text will be published by Phaidon Press. 


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Tanya Lukin Linklater is participating in Counter Cartographies: Living the Land

On view Oct. 8, 2021 — Sept. 4, 2022 at Anchorage Museum 


Counter Cartographies: Living the Land presents contemporary artworks that examine our relationship to land, proposing alternative ways of thinking about and experiencing the landscape around us. Artists draw attention to the way culture, identity, emotion, ancestry, displacement, power and colonization shape and inform our understanding of land. 

Counter Cartographies expands conventional understandings of cartography (mapping), moving beyond two-dimensional Western-style maps. The artists in this exhibition present forms of mapping that are impermanent or experiential through artworks featuring elements of storytelling, dance and sound. Many of the works challenge existing power structures and invite us to consider how language, memory, and culture shape the way we relate to the land around us. They articulate global challenges, from climate change to geopolitical conflict, and encourage us to imagine more resilient futures. 


This yearlong exhibition is presented through diverse voices and formats, and includes in-museum and outdoor installations, film, artist residencies, and public programming. 

We're gathering cultural, historical, and emotionally affecting stories and images not typically included on maps or in guidebooks. 

Social activism inspires the artists included in the exhibition, many of whom work in sculpture, large-scale installation and performance. Among them are multidisciplinary artist Christina Seely, who addresses complexities of both built and natural global systems, and Grammy-nominated artist and musician Stuart Hyatt, whose projects transform field audio recordings into musical works.


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