Tanya Lukin Linklater (b. 1976, Kodiak, Alaska, USA)
Queen’s University, Ph.D. Candidate, Cultural Studies, 2015 - present.
University of Alberta, M.Ed. 2001 – 2003
Stanford University, A.B. (Honours), 1994 – 1998
Selected solo exhibitions and performances
Hair Prints in Wayfinders, the ones we breathe with, Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia
The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips), Toronto Biennial of Art
My mind is with the weather, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
My mind is with the weather, CAG, Vancouver
breath ,’ echo, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
This moment an endurance to the end forever, Trinity Square Video and Imagine Native, Toronto
Slay All Day: Tanya Lukin Linklater, ma ma gallery, Toronto
The Harvest Sturdies, All My Relations Arts Gallery, Minneapolis
How we mark land and how land marks us, Thousand Islands National Park, LandMarks 2017 + Queen's University
the the, a performance, for Turn Out, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Selected two-person and group exhibitions and performances
soft and weak like water, Gwangju Biennale, South Korea
My mind is with the weather, with Tiffany Shaw, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin, Lethbridge, Alberta
13 for Luck, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany
Distance Studies, Images Festival, Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto
Arctic/Amazon, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Blood Ties, Pleasure Dome and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto
Documents, Reading Platform, Darling Foundrie, Montréal
Still Alive, Aichi Triennale, Japan
What Water Knows, the Land Remembers, Toronto Biennial of Art, Toronto
To meet the curve of movement with the rhythm of legibility, Paved Arts, Saskatoon
The best stories I know come from late night car rides or kitchen tables., Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
Movement: Expressive Bodies in Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
Arctic/Amazon, The Power Plant, Toronto
Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, The Rooms, St. Johns
Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, KCAI Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum Triennial, New York City
Two Truths and a Lie, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
You Sit In A Garden, Centre Clark, Montréal
Remembering the Future, Heard Museum, Phoenix
Counter Cartographies: Living the Land, Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
The Language in Common, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
The Sun Never Sets, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
Generous Acts, Ociciwan, Edmonton
Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
You Sit In A Garden, Critical Distance, Toronto
Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
Our Bodies, Our Archives, BMW Tate Live Exhibition, Tate Modern, London, UK (cancelled due to covid-19)
Commonwealth, Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art from Indigenous North America, Heard Museum, Phoenix
#MuseumFromHome Online Screenings, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
And there I lay down on the ground, Curated by Festival, Croy Nielsen, Vienna, Austria
Next Year’s Country, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Soundings, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario
Soundings, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver
Inaabiwin, Judith and Norman Alix Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario
…and other such stories, Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago
Soft Power, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Inaabiwin, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
Soundings, An exhibition in Five Parts, Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts, The Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
Are You My Mother?, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina
Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts, Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Kingston, Ontario
Across the table, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Inaabiwin, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
Northern Convergences, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950’s to Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
In this place where the guest rests, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, Connecticut
In Dialogue, Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Manitoba
niigaanikwewag, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
Cold Cuts Video Festival 2018: There’s something in the way, Dawson City, Yukon
In Dialogue, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa
Thirteen Ways to Summon Ghosts, Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver
níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, 2018 La Biennale d'art contemporain autochtone (BACA), Montréal
Thunderstruck: physical landscapes, Âjagemô Gallery, Ottawa
Inaabiwin, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
Wood Land School - A gesture for documenta 14, at Under the Mango Tree - Sites of Learning, organized by aneducation, documenta14 and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany
Wood Land School - Kahatenhstánion tsi na’tetiatere ne Iotohrkó:wa tánon Iotohrha - Drawing Lines from January to December, Montréal
A Few Similar Things, Truck Gallery, Calgary
Traces, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg
Our Side, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana
Resistance After Nature, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
In Dialogue, Art Museum, University of Toronto
The treaty is in the body for Calculating Upon the Unforseen, NUIT BLANCHE, Toronto
INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Determined by the river with Duane Linklater, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Beshaabiiganan - Lines with Darlene Naponse and Deanna Nebenionquit, la galerie du nouvel – Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario
Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal 2016 + Museé d'art contemporain de Montréal
Affinities: a series of performances, screenings and conversations in conjunction with Joan Jonas' From Away, Centre Phi + DHC / Art, Montréal
Interpretation à l’oeuvre, Astérides + The Darling Foundry, SCIC Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France
Slay All Day, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
We Are The People, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
An accumulation - A relief for Cutting Copper, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver
If We Never Met, Pataka Art Museum + Urban Shaman, Porirua, New Zealand
iNuit Blanche, St. John's, Newfoundland
In Each Hand I Keep Each of My Eyes, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts
Constellation/conversation with Leanne Simpson, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario
A Parallel Excavation with Duane Linklater, Ociciwan Collective + Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Accompaniment, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts + Performa Festival, New York City
Reading the Line, Western Front, Vancouver
North of the 45th, Gallery 101 + Ontario Scene, Ottawa
Indigenous Choreographers at Riverside Project, Culver Centre for the Arts, Riverside, California
An Annotated Bibliography in Real Time, ARTEXTE, Montreal
Concrete Scores, Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia
A Problem So Big It Needs Other People, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montréal
Memory Keepers, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg
NM/Santiago (New Maternalisms III), Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chile
Nuit Blanche Winnipeg
la Biennale d'art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda, L'Écart, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
People of Good Will Project organized by Postcommodity, Musagetes Foundation and Guelph Black Historical Society, Guelph, Ontario
Canadá: Aproximaciones al paisaje (in)habitado [Canada: On the (non)inhabited landscape], FASE - Encuentro de arte y tecnología 5. Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stands with a Fist, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
grain(s) with Duane Linklater, Images Festival + Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
Blizzard, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver
VI Mostra Internacional de Videodanca Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brasil
Travelling Exhibition, Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia
Up River with Duane Linklater, Prince Albert Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Tanya Lukin Linklater and Candice Hopkins. “Interviews: Tanya Lukin Linklater and Candice Hopkins.” Soft Water Hard Stone 2021 New Museum Triennial eds. Margot Norton and Jamillah James. Phaidon and New Museum. 2021. 297-300.
Godfre Leung, ‘Tense: On Tanya Lukin Linklater’s We Wear One Another’, ReIssue, 18 January
“Tanya Lukin Linklater and Tiffany Shaw-Collinge.” Commonwealth. Issue 3. 15 February 2021.
Catherine Wood and Tamsin Hong, Our Bodies, Our Archives: BMW Tate Live Exhibition, online, Tate Modern, London, England
Slow Scrape by Tanya Lukin Linklater, edited by Michael Nardone with an introduction by Layli Long Soldier. Documents Series, Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University and Anteism, Montreal, 2020. Second printing 2021.
Candice Hopkins, ‘Repatriation Otherwise’, Constellations, MUAC, October
Soft Power: A Conversation for the Future, edited by Eungie Joo, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Karen Rosenberg, ‘‘Soft Power’: When Political Art Walks a Very Fine Line’, The New York Times, December 18
Adam Kleinman, ‘Do Artists Have ‘Soft Power’ To Create Political Change?’, Frieze, November 28
Ted Loos, ‘In San Francisco, Wielding Influence (Gently) Through Art’, The New York Times, October 23
Slay All Day, ma ma gallery, Toronto, Canada
Alison Cooley, ‘Field Guide: Determined by the river Remai Modern’, Inuit Art Quarterly, Volume 31, Issue 2, Summer, Skin
Brandon Gray, ‘Tanya Lukin Linklater's art explores what it means to be 'treaty people'’, CBC Arts online, March 26
Insurgence, Resurgence, edited by Jaimie Isaac and Julie Nagam, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Field Guide, edited by Gregory Burke and Sandra Guimarães, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
taisha paggett, Magdalyn Asimakis, Park McArthur, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Jared Quinton, and Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, That I Am Reading Backwards and Into For a Purpose to Go On, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
John G. Hampton and Wood Land School, ‘Inside a Year-Long Experiment in Indigenous Institutional Critique’, Canadian Art online, May 2
John G. Hampton and Wood Land School, ‘Wood Land School Goes to Documenta: A Talk on Indigenous Institutional Critique, Part 2’, Canadian Art online, August 31
Tasha Hubbard, ‘the the: Tanya Lukin Linklater’, BlackFlash Magazine, Volume 33, Issue 3
Billy-Ray Belcourt, ‘The body remembers when the world broke open’, ArtsEverywhere online, February 8
Erin Sutherland, Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Tanya Lukin Linklater, and Duane Linklater, A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Selected Artist Talks
A conversation with Tanya Lukin Linklater and Layli Long Soldier for My mind is with the weather, Oakville Galleries. Oakville, Ontario. 2022.
Arctic/Amazon: Knowledge Exchange Workshop organized by Wapatah Centre, OCAD University. With Tanya Lukin Linklater, Gerald McMaster, and Nina Vincent. Toronto. 2022.
“We wear one another, a performance by Tanya Lukin Linklater.” Special issue: Reparations and Visual Culture. Eds. Gabrielle Moser and Adrienne Huard. Artist project. Journal of Visual Culture. 2022.
“On felt structures.” California Institute of the Arts. Santa Clarita, California. 2022.
"My mind is with the weather." Center for World Performance Studies, University of Michigan. 2022.
"My mind is with the weather." Orion Visiting Artist at University of Victoria. Victoria, Canada. 2022.
"Living the Land, A Counter Cartographies Panel." With Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Tanya Lukin Linklater, and Niap. Moderated by Aaron Leggett. Anchorage, Alaska. 2022.
An artist talk with Brenda Draney moderated by Gaetane Verna for The best stories I know come from late night car rides or kitchen tables. Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. 2022.
"Colonial Legacies: Spaces as Witness." With Amy Lien, Enzo Camacho, Eunsong Kim and moderated by Jamillah James. In conjunction with Soft Water Hard Stone, the New Museum Triennial. January 2022.
"Challenges to Inuit Art Sovereignty" with Taqralik Partridge, Sven Haakanson, Jr. and moderated by Tanya Lukin Linklater. Organized by Inuit Art Foundation, Smithsonian Institution and Arctic Studies Centre. 2021.
Artist Conversation with Raven Chacon on scores. In conjunction with The Language In Common. Centre for the Arts, Wesleyan University. 2021.
“Performing Grounds: Unsettling Cultural Landscapes” for Situating Critical Performance Design Practices in the City, A 4th Space Residency. With Tanya Lukin Linklater, Tiffany Shaw, Organized by the International Federation of Theatre Research and Concordia University PULSE residency. 2021.
"Kin-Ship-Matter" with Tanya Lukin Linklater, Amrita Hepi, Talei Luscia Mangioni, Sarah Biscarra Dilley. Curated by Leuli Eshregahi. Live Futures. Live Works Festival of Experimental Art. Eveleigh, New South Whales, Australia. 2021.
Reading of Slow Scrape and artist talk In conjunction with The Language In Common. Centre for the Arts, Wesleyan University. 2021.
Reading of Slow Scrape and conversation with Michael Nardone, Editor. Organized by Chloe Lum. Volume Montréal. Montréal. 2021.
Artist Conversation with Karen Pheasant Neganigwane moderated by Clare Butcher. Ontario Culture Days in conjunction with Toronto Biennial of Art. 2021.
“Soundings,” a panel with Dylan Robinson, Raven Chacon, and Tanya Lukin Linklater for Summer Indigenous Art Intensive. University of British Columbia at Okanagan. 2021.
“Indigenous movement.” A conversation with Tiffany Shaw, Vanessa Bolin and Candice Hopkins for Commonwealth. Organized by Stephanie Smith and Noah Simbalast, Curators for Commonwealth, at ICA at Virginia Commonwealth University. 2021.
"Felt structures and repair" for "Choreographies of the Archipelago," a series of online conversations hosted by the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University. A public conversation with Okwui Okpawasili and closed session with graduate students in the ICPP program Wesleyan University. 2020.
Slow Scrape, Arctic Art Book Fair, Tromso, Norway. 2020.
“…that we discern and decipher potential messages of repair.”Fall 2020 Visual Art Forum presented by The Audain Visual Artist in Residence (AVAIR) and the School for the Contemporary Arts (SCA) at Simon Fraser University, a term-long series of free online public lectures by leading contemporary artists and thinkers from Canada, UK, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Simon Fraser University. 2020.
An artist studio visit/conversation with Catherine Wood, Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) at Tate Modern for Constellations: Indigenous Contemporary Art from the Americas organized by 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. 2020.
Slow Scrape. A book launch at Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. 2020.
A conversation with Bojana Stancic, AGO Assistant Curator Live Performance and Projects, regarding my performance, Sun Force, at Art Gallery of Ontario in 2017. AGO Home Stage. 2020. https://youtu.be/QDszocO8E5Y
“Amplifying memory through many minds: Performance and cultural belongings.” Center for Race and Gender, University of California at Berkeley. 2019.
“We wear one another: gestures towards repatriation through performance, a talk by Tanya Lukin Linklater.” Institute for Diversity in the Arts, Stanford University. 2019.
“We wear one another/Soundings: Indigenous performance and cultural belongings.” Keynote for the Summer Indigenous Art Intensive. University of British Columbia at Okanagan. 2019.
“Against Hungry Listening” with Layli Long Soldier. In conjunction with Soundings, An Exhibition in Five Parts, Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Queen’s University. Kingston, Ontario. 2019.
“Gestures for those before us.”Living Histories Performance Studies Speakers Series. School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University. Toronto. 2019.
Artist talk for Slay All Day: Tanya Lukin Linklater. ma ma gallery. Toronto. 2018.
“New Imaginaries” with Kent Monkman and Archer Pechawis. Aabaakwad (It clears after a storm). Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto. 2018.
“Determined by the River: A Discursive Event” with Joi Arcand, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Lori Blondeau, Ruth Cuthand, Tasha Hubbard, Elwood Jimmy, Erica Violet Lee, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater. In conjunction with the exhibition, Determined by the River. Remain Modern. Saskatoon. 2017.
A series of discursive events with artists, poets, and curators organized by Wood Land School for Drawing a Line from January to December. With Elisa Harkins, Tsema Igharas, Brian Jungen, Duane Linklater, Layli Long Soldier, Tanya Lukin Linklater, cheyanne turions. Montréal. 2017.
Wood Land School at documenta14 for Under the Mango Tree - Sites of Learning. Kassel, Germany.
“Sun Force.” Conversation with curator, Wanda Nanibush, in relation to my performance and Rita Letendre’s exhibition, Fire & Light, Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto. 2017.
“Sovereignty: The Indigenous Present” with Duane Linklater, Audra Simpson and Jackson Polys in conjunction with Duane Linklater’s From Our Hands at 80WSE Gallery, New York University. New York City. 2017.
“Tanya Lukin Linklater, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Zac Langdon-Pole” for Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal. Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montréal. 2016.
Affinities - Conversation with Joan Jonas, taisha pagett, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Barbara Clausen and Cheryl Sim. Organized by Hexagram UQAM/Concordia in conjunction with Joan Jonas’ retrospective, From Away. DHC/Art. Montréal. 2016.
“A glossary of insistence” for Wood Land School, A Symposium on Directions in Contemporary Indigenous Art. Or Gallery + SFU Galleries. Vancouver. 2016.
Conversation with Lori Blondeau and Tasha Hubbard for Turn Out in relation to my performance, the the. Remai Modern. Saskatoon. 2016.
“Art, Indigeneity and Institutions” at the Aboriginal Embassy for Performa. New York City. Organized by Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane. 2015.