For Constellations, Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Americas, Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) at Tate Modern, was in conversation with Tanya Lukin Linklater during a studio visit in October, 2020. You can view the video here:


Candice Hopkins, Senior Curator for the Toronto Biennial, included an essay, Repatriation otherwise: How Protocols of Belonging are Shifting the Museological Frame, in Constellations' digital forum. The essay discusses Tanya Lukin Linklater's project, We wear one another, for Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts and can be found here:


Constellations, Contemporary Indigenous Art from the Americas was organized by the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MUAC), through its Extraordinary Lectures Series on Critical Museology and on Aesthetics, Politics, and Critical Historiography of Contemporary Art in México and Latin America. There were three thematics: Geopoetics, Chronotopes and Enunciations. 

Tanya Lukin Linklater read from Slow Scrape for the inaugural Arctic Art Book Fair in November, 2020. 


Free and open to the public, the Arctic Art Book Fair is a multi-day celebration of artists’ and independent presses featuring over 35 local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of presentations, readings and artists’ projects. Featured exhibitors produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.


AABF is organized by Mondo Books and is the first art book fair to our knowledge that brings together producers from all over the circumpolar north; Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, Northern Scandinavia and Russia. The fair, which will be hosted by a different arctic country in the upcoming years, hopes to provide a sustainable meeting place and exhibition venue for arctic artistic communities and local audiences from the Barents region. It is also committed to arctic content, with a focus on Indigenous perspectives, under-represented voices and emphasizes cross-border collaborations.


It was held November 13-15, 2020 in Tromso, Norway.


Choreographies of the Archipelago: Artists in Conversation
Hosted by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance

Wesleyan University 


Four days of online artists talks, December 3-6, 2020


On December 3-6, 2020, the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance will host Choreographies of the Archipelago: Artists in Conversation, a series of online exchanges between artists who work across a variety of geopolitical and disciplinary contexts. Together, artists reflect on their shared and differing understanding of what vital concerns, methods, and gestures are called for by the pressing challenges faced at both local and transnational levels. Artist pairings include: Yasuko Yokoshi and mayfield brooksTanya Lukin Linklater and Okwui OkpokwasiliArkadi Zaides and Ligia Lewis, as well as Eleonora Fabião and Jelili Atiku.


 You can view documentation of the conversation between Tanya Lukin Linklater and Okwui Okpokwasili here:




Fall, 2020 | Online | FREE

Pablo José Ramírez
Jeremy Deller

Sandra Brewster
Irena Haiduk
Sanja Iveković
Charles Gaines
Samson Young
Tanya Lukin Linklater

The Audain Visual Artist in Residence (AVAIR) and the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) are pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Visual Art Forum, a term-long series of free online public lectures by a diverse group of leading contemporary artists and thinkers from Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The Visual Art Forum is presented as part of the SCA’s AVAIR program and forms a central element of our studio and seminar classes.


In response to COVID-19, all AVAIR participants will be presenting lectures, conducting studio visits, and interacting with students and faculty of the SCA online. Members of the visual arts and cultural communities and the general public are invited to watch the main lecture series.


Tanya Lukin Linklater spoke Tuesday, November 24, 2020. You can see documentation of the talk, "..that we discern and decipher potential messages of repair" on the website:




Catriona Jeffries 

Book Launch


Tanya Lukin Linklater


reading from

Slow Scrape




speaking with

Michael Nardone


Saturday, October 17

12pm PST / 3pm EST / 9pm CET

Register here:…/register/WN_w6ZToSFvQGSm-YoOjq5RSg

Slow Scrape is, in the words of Layli Long Soldier, “an expansive and undulating meditation on time, relations, origin and colonization." Lukin Linklater draws upon documentary poetics, concrete-based installations, event scores, and other texts composed in relation to performances written between 2011 and 2018. The book cites memory, Cree and Alutiiq languages, and embodiment as modes of relational being and knowledge. The book unfolds a poetics of relation and action to counter the settler colonial violences of erasure, extraction, and dispossession. Slow Scrape can be read alongside Lukin Linklater’s practice as a visual artist and choreographer.


Slow Scrape includes an introduction by Layli Long Soldier, as well as a dialogue between Lukin Linklater and editor Michael Nardone.


- 6.5” x 9.25”
- 108 pg
- Interior Printed 1 Colour Risograph (Blue)
- Edition of 250


Author Bio

Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances, videos, installations, and writings work through orality and embodiment – investigating histories of Indigenous peoples’ lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. She has studied at Stanford University, the University of Alberta, and, presently, at Queen’s University, where she is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies. While Lukin Linklater's Alutiiq homelands are in southern Alaska (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions), she has lived and worked in Nbisiing Anishnabek territory in northern Ontario, Canada for more than a decade. Slow Scrape is her first collection of poetry. 


Series Editors Nathan Brown and Michael Nardone

Design & Layout by LOKI


Published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics & Anteism



This moment an endurance to the end forever
Tanya Lukin Linklater
with Sassa Linklater and Tobi Linklater 

09 October – 14 November 2020


At Trinity Square Video Co-presented in partnership with imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

This moment an endurance to the end forever is an exhibition shaped in the living room of Tanya Lukin Linklater: an ever-shifting space that has witnessed gatherings of Omaskeko Cree families of North Bay, performances by Indigenous women, and now acts as a shared studio space for the artist and her two children. As a site for the transmission of Indigenous knowledge, this space holds a history of making work with children and sharing Indigenous knowledge of treaties through their connections to land, ancestors, and future generations.

Together, the works in This moment an endurance to the end forever gesture towards Indigenous learning and embodied practices in relation. The floral patterns of kohkom scarves and nautical knots of Alutiiq fishing customs frame Lukin Linklater’s video work and new digital commissions by Sassa and Tobias Linklater, continuing a multigenerational discussion of what treaties mean for family, and building agency within these histories for future inheritors.


Tanya Lukin Linklater makes performances and works for camera. She has shown at SFMOMA (2020), Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019), Art Gallery of Ontario (2017) and elsewhere. Slow Scrape, her first book of poetry, is forthcoming from The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism. She is a member of the Native Villages of Port Lions and Afognak in southern Alaska and based in Nbisiing Anishnabek territory in northern Ontario.


Tobi Linklater plays basketball competitively and is a film and video major in his secondary school’s specialized arts program. He is 16 years old and Omaskeko Cree (Moose Cree First Nation) and Alutiiq (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions). He has shown videos at Mercer Union (Toronto), 80WSE (New York City), and All my Relations Arts (Minneapolis).


Sassa Linklater is an old style fancy shawl and jingle dress dancer. She has performed in three works for video since 2011. She is 12 years old and Omaskeko Cree (Moose Cree First Nation) and Alutiiq (Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions). She has shown a video at All My Relations in Minneapolis.


#MuseumFromHome Online Screenings

September 2 – October 7, 2020

Streaming on the homepage, for free, is a weekly rotating selection of SFMOMA video and performance commissions from the past decade.


Artists: Mike Mills, Nicole Miller, Rashaad Newsome, Mika Tajima and Tanya Lukin Linklater


September 30–October 7, 2020

Tanya Lukin Linklater: An amplification through many minds

Tanya Lukin Linklater visits Alutiiq and Unangan cultural belongings in the collection of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley. The artist developed a choreographic score with dancers for these displaced objects that explores temporal encounter as a form of repatriation and transcendence. This video features a private performance in the Hearst Museum’s collections storage and open rehearsals held at SFMOMA during the first weekend of SOFT POWER (2019).