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In Conversation with Layli Long Soldier and Tanya Lukin Linklater

4 May 2022, 7 PM

Organized in conjunction with My mind is with weather, my solo exhibition at Oakville Galleries Centennial Square opening June 5, 2022. 


Join us for the next event in our series, In Conversation, with Layli Long Soldier and Tanya Lukin Linklater! Long-time supporters of each other's practices, they will come together to discuss the themes and issues that are raised by their work, including language, relations, origin, repatriation, and resistance.


Pre-registration on Eventbrite required. Register at the link below. This event will take place online over Zoom.



Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances, works for camera, installations, and writings centre histories of Indigenous peoples' lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. Her performances in relation to objects in exhibition, scores, and cultural belongings generate what she has come to call felt structures. Her work has been shown at ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University, SFMOMA, Remai Modern, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Art Gallery of Ontario, Winnipeg Art Gallery and elsewhere. She will participate in Soft Water Hard Stone, the New Museum Triennial 2021. Her first book of poetry, Slow Scrape, was published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism in 2020. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.


Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon Review Online, BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. She has also received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.