Tanya Lukin Linklater Born in 1976. Lives and works in North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
2015-Present Ph.D. (in progress) Queen's University
2001 – 2003 M.Ed. University of Alberta
1994 – 1998 A.B. (Honours) Stanford University
...and other such stories with Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019, Chicago, USA
Soft Power, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Soundings, an exhibition in five parts, Agnes Etherington Arts Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
Inaabiwin, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
Ka’tarohkwi Festival of Indigenous Arts, Isabel Bader Centre for Performing Arts, Kingston, Ontario
Are You My Mother?, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
Across the table, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia
Inaabiwin, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Northern Convergences, McLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
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
níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, 2018 La Biennale d'art contemporain autochtone (BACA), Montréal
In Dialogue, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Thirteen Ways to Summon Ghosts, Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver
Thunderstruck: physical landscapes, Âjagemô Gallery, Ottawa
Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas
Slay All Day: Tanya Lukin Linklater, ma ma, Toronto
Inaabiwin, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario
A Few Similar Things, Truck Gallery, Calgary
The Harvest Sturdies, All My Relations Arts Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Beshaabiiganan - Lines in collaboration with Darlene Naponse and Deanna Nebenionquit, la galerie du nouvel – Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario
How we mark land and how land marks us with Laura Ortman, Elisa Harkins and Hanako Hoshimi-Caines at Thousand Islands National Park, LandMarks 2017 + Queen's University
Traces, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg
Resistance After Nature, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA
In Dialogue, Art Museum, University of Toronto
INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg
Our Side, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana, USA
Sun Force, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Nuit Blanche Toronto - Calculating Upon the Unforseen, Toronto
Determined by the river, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Wood Land School, A gesture for documenta 14 at Under the Mango Tree - Sites of Learning, organized by aneducation, documenta 14 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
Tanya Lukin Linklater: The Harvest Sturdies and A Girl, Union Gallery Vitrine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal 2016 + Museé d'art contemporain de Montréal
Affinities in conjunction with Joan Jonas' From Away, Centre Phi + DHC / Art, Montreal
Interpretation à l’oeuvre, Astérides + The Darling Foundry, SCIC Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France
Constellation/conversation, in collaboration with Leanne Simpson, Artspace, Peterborough, Ontario
Turn Out, Remai Modern, Saskatoon
Wood Land School: Critical Anthology, Or Gallery + SFU Galleries, Vancouver
A Parallel Excavation, Ociciwan Collective + Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton
Down To Write You This Poem Sat, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ontario
Neither Nor, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, Ontario
We Are The People, Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery at Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
An accumulation - A relief for Cutting Copper, Belkin Gallery/University of British Columbia, Vancouver
10/10, Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective, Mann Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Reflections, Indigenous Peoples Artist Collective, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
If We Never Met, Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand
iNuit Blanche, St. John's, Newfoundland
In Each Hand I Keep Each of My Eyes, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts
Reeling - Dance On Screen, presented by Mile Zero Dance, Edmonton
Accompaniment, EFA Project Space + 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
Talkin’ back to Johnny Mac, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Canadiana, the 8 fest, Small-Gauge Film Festival, Toronto
Concrete Scores, Open Space, Victoria
A Problem So Big It Needs Other People, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Montreal
Memory Keepers, Urban Shaman, Winnipeg
NM/Santiago (New Maternalisms III), Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chile
NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG
People of Good Will Project organized by Postcommodity, Musagetes Foundation and Guelph Black Historical Society, Guelph, Ontario
la Biennale d'art performatif de Rouyn-Noranda, L'Écart, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
Indigenesse, Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, Ontario
Wawasayg Film Festival, North Bay, Ontario
grain(s), Images Festival + Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto
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
Reel Northern 2, Near North Mobile Media Lab + White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
unspoken-ness, W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
You Are Here, Visualizing Place at the Gateway to the North, North Bay, Ontario
Blizzard, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver
VI Mostra Internacional de Videodanca Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brasil
Travelling Exhibition, Open Space, Victoria, British Columbia
Indigenous Choreographers Residency, Culver Center of the Arts, Riverside, California
This is My Song: Perspectives from Contemporary Native Women, The Art Space, Huntsville, Ontario
Up River, Prince Albert Art Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Weengushk International Film Festival, Sudbury, Ontario
Sweetgrass Film Festival, Kenora, Ontario
unspoken-ness, Alaska Native Arts Foundation Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
ACTING-out, Claiming Space: Aboriginal Performance Art Series, Modern Fuel Artist Run Centre, Kingston, Ontario
Performing Memory, Open Sky Creative Society, Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
Uber Girls, Mann Gallery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
aiya! 4, W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
Give me an A! White Water Gallery, North Bay, Ontario
Offering/Offrandes, an online exhibition, Quebec
Ice Follies, W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery’s site-specific sculptural biennale, North Bay
Mapping Resistance, Odehimin-Gizis Festival, 20th anniversary of Oka resistance, Peterborough
Iskwewak: Festival of Performance Art, Sakewewak, Regina, Saskatchewan
foire d’art alternatif de sudbury: hors lieux, la galerie du nouvel – Ontario, Sudbury, Ontario
6th Annual Aboriginal Choreographers Workshop presented by Earth In Motion World Indigenous Dance, Toronto
aiya! Native Women in the Arts: Catalyst Café, Toronto
aiya! 3, TRIBE, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Art Nomade: Indetermination, Le Lobe, Chicoutimi, Quebec
Streets of Home, LIVE Biennale, Vancouver
Actions of Transfer: Women and Performance in the Americas, University of California, Los Angeles/Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Los Angeles
Visualeyez 2008: Justice, Latitude 53: Visual Culture, Edmonton
Expanse Movement Arts Festival, Edmonton
35th Annual Skookum Jim Folklore Show, Whitehorse, Yukon
Slow Scrape, Edited by Michael Nardone. Documents, Centre for Expanded Poetics at Concordia University and Anteism, Montreal, 2019.
“Nohkom,” “44," "A Girl." Slay All Day - Tanya Lukin Linklater. Toronto: ma ma, 2018.
“Mary Ann Barkhouse - Interlopers.” Barrie, Ontario: MacLaren Art Centre, 2018.
Excerpt of “Not Like Us.” níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, 2018 La Biennale d'art contemporain autochtone (BACA), 2018.
“Event Scores.” Thirteen Ways to Summon Ghosts, Gordon Smith Gallery, 2018.
“Selection of Event Scores.” That I am looking backwards and into for a purpose, to go on: a companion publication, Asimakis, Magdalyn, Symons Sutcliffe and Alexandra and Jared Quinton, eds., Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, 2017.
"i fall into a place that is between body and song." ALMANAC, Groat, Maggie, ed, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 2017.
“An Event Score for Maria Tallchief, Dylan Robinson and Sherry Farrell Racette,” “An Event Score for Kodiak Alutiit 1 (Helen Simeonoff)” and “An Event Score for Kodiak Alutiit 2 (To Ales Hrdlicka).” A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater, Tiffany Collinge-Shaw, Duane Linklater and Erin Sutherland, Art Gallery of Alberta, 2016.
“Untitled ( ).” Far Away, So Close, Part III, Access Gallery, 2015.
“Duane Linklater’s DECOMMISSION,” MacLaren Art Centre, 2013. https://maclarenart.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/DLinklater_Decommission-brochure_Final.pdf
“wake up, waniska.” A Small Gathering for the Healing of Our Aboriginal Languages, Morin, Peter, ed., Western Front Gallery, 2011. http://front.nfshost.com/gatheringlanguage/#stone11
“Choice: Elle-Maija Tailfeathers’ Biithos (Rebel).” Inuit Art Quarterly, Vol. 32, Issue 2, Summer 2019.
Lukin Linklater, Tanya with Megan McLaurin. “How we mark land and how land marks us, 2017." Sovereign Movements: Native Dance and Performance Transiting Territories, Special Issue. Movement Performance Research Journal, Simas, Rosy and Ahimsa Bodhran, guest editors, Issue 52, Fall 2018.
“On the Museum.” Inuit Art Quarterly, Vol. 30, Issue 2, Summer 2017.
"Joan Jonas / Affinities" with Olivia Boudreau, Barbara Clausen, Corinn Gerber, Simone Forti, Tanya Lukin Linklater, taisha pagget, Erin Silver and Robin Simpson, C Magazine, Issue 132, Winter 2017.
“An Event Score for Afognak Alutiit 1-4,” “An Event Score for Haunting (Eve Tuck),” and “An Event Score for the Epistemic Violence of Translation (Edgar Heap of Birds)” with Andrew Berardini. MOUSSE, Issue 54, 2016.
“The Insistence of a Crow Archivist, Wendy Red Star.” BlackFlash Magazine, Issue 33, No. 2, Spring 2016.
“Nohkom” and “44." First Americans in the Arts, Issue no. 10, Spring 2016.
“Slow Scrape.” Special Issue of Dance Research Journal - Indigenous Dance Today-Motion, Connection, Relation. Shea Murphy, Jacqueline, guest ed., Congress on Research in Dance, Volume 48, No. 1, April 2016.
“The Edges and the Centres.” C Magazine, Issue 127, Autumn 2015.
Editor, As/Us Journal, Issue 5, 2015.
“The Harvest Sturdies." Taos International Journal of Poetry and Art, Golos, et al, ed, 2014. http://www.taosjournalofpoetry.com/the-harvest-sturdies-excerpts/
“Untitled.” As/Us Journal. Andrews, Tria, guest ed., Issue 4: Decolonial Love, 2014.
“In Memoriam.” Drunken Boat. Long Soldier, Layli, ed., Issue 15: Native American Women’s Poetry, 2012.
"A glossary of insistence." Teachings: Indigenous Theories and Methods for Indigenous Art Histories in North America. Igloliorte, Heather and Carla Taunton, eds., forthcoming.
“Desirous Kinds of Indigenous Futurity.” Desire/Change: Contemporary Canadian Feminist Art, Davis, Heather, ed., McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.
“Avva’s Telling.” The Journals of Knud Rasmussen: Sense Memory and High definition Inuit Storytelling. Robinson, Gillian, ed., Isuma, 2008.
Anthologies of Poetry
“A Girl” and “Not Like Us” (excerpts). Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought, Kane, Joan, guest ed., Southwest Minnesota State University, Spring 2015.
“wake up, waniska.” Ice Floe 2010, Gramsce and Kirk, eds., University of Alaska Press. 2010.
How we mark land and how land marks us. Artist residency at Thousand Islands National Park with Laura Ortman, Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Elisa Harkins in the development of a site-specific performance. With support from LandMarks 2017 and Queen’s University. 2017.
Sun Force. Artist Residency for the development of a performance with dancers, Ceinwen Gobert and Danah Rosales, in relation to Rita Letendre’s exhibition, Fire & Light. Art Gallery of Ontario. 2017.
Artist Residency for the development of a performance with three dancers in relation to my solo exhibition, The Harvest Sturdies. The residency also supported the development of two videos by my children for exhibition alongside my text installation. All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2017.
Aw’a Dance Residencies in Alaska Native dance and Inuit athletics for youth in grades 3-6. I worked with over 600 youth in these residencies in the region in two school boards and at the local university. Near North Schools, Nipissing/Parry Sound Catholic District School Board and Nipissing University. North Bay and Powassan, Ontario. 2012-2014. With support from Ontario Arts Council.
Artist Residency for the development of a site-specific text work.You Are Here: Visualizing Place at the Gateway to the North. Near North Arts. North Bay, Ontario. 2013.
Artist in Residence for the development of a solo performance at Sisters and Grandmothers of the North: A Festival of Inuit Art. Indigenous Performance Initiatives + Trent University. Peterborough, Ontario. 2008.
Artist in Residence for the development of a solo performance for Visualeyez: Domesticity. Latitude 53: Visual Culture. Edmonton. 2006.
Performing Arts Mentor. National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program. En’owkin Centre. Penticton, BC. 2006.
“Against Hungry Listening” with Layli Long Soldier and Tanya Lukin Linklater. 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 within the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University. Toronto. 2019.
Conversation with Zab Maboungou for “On Breathing and Braiding.” Arts Everywhere Festival. Guelph, Ontario. 2019.
Artist Talk. 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.
“The treaty is in the body.” Treaty Education Mentorship Program. Nipissing University and Near North Schools. North Bay, Ontario. 2018.
“Determined by the River: A Discursive Event” organized by Tanya Lukin Linklater and Duane Linkater with Joi Arcand, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Lori Blondeau, Ruth Cuthand, Tasha Hubbard, Elwood Jimmy and Erica Violet Lee. In conjunction with the two-person exhibition, Determined by the River. Remain Modern. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 2017.
“Opening the Dialogue.” A discussion in conjunction with In Dialogue, an exhibition. Featuring Raven Davis, John G. Hampton, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Peter Morin in conversation. University of Toronto Art Museum. Toronto. 2017.
“Sun Force.” Conversation with Wanda Nanibush in relation to my performance and Rita Letendre’s exhibition, Fire & Light, Art Gallery of Ontario. 2017.
Artist Talk: “Residues and Collaborations.” School of Fine Art and Music, University of Guelph. Guelph, Ontario. 2017.
Artist Panel. “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.
Artist Talk for Oyate Okodakiciyapi, a Native American dance festival. The Ordway. St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. 2017.
Roundtable: “Indigenous Choreographers from Turtle Island.” Oyate Okodakiciyapi, a Native American dance festival. The Cowles Center. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. 2017.
Artist Panel. “Tanya Lukin Linklater, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Zac Langdon-Pole” for Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal. Canadian Centre for Architecture. Montréal. 2016.
Artist Talk with Duane Linklater for A Parallel Excavation. Art Gallery of Alberta. Edmonton. 2016.
Affinities - Conversation with Joan Jonas, taisha pagett, Barbara Clausen and Cheryl Sim. Organized by Hexagram UQAM/Concordia in conjunction with Joan Jonas’ retrospective, Far Away. DHC/Art. Montréal. 2016.
“A glossary of insistence” for Wood Land School - A Critical Anthology: A Symposium on Directions in Contemporary Indigenous Art. Or Gallery + SFU Galleries. Vancouver. 2016.
Conversation with Lori Blondeau, artist, and Tasha Hubbard, filmmaker, for Turn Out in relation to my performance, the the. Remai Modern. Saskatoon. 2016.
Artist Panel. “Art, Indigeneity and Institutions.” At the Aboriginal Embassy for Performa. New York City. Organized by Institute of Modern Art – Brisbane. 2015.
Artist Talk. Talkin’ back to Johnny Mac. Queen’s University. Kingston, Ontario. 2015
Artist Talk. A Problem So Big It Needs Other People. SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art. Montréal. 2014.
Artist Panel. You Are Here: Visualizing Place at the Gateway to the North. Near North Arts. North Bay, Ontario. 2013.
Artist Panel. Indigenous Choreographers Residency. Culver Center of the Arts. Riverside, California. 2012.
Artist Talk. Performing Memory. Open Sky Creative Society. Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories. 2011.
Artist Panel. Acting Out: Claiming Space, Aboriginal Performance Art Series. Presented by Modern Fuel
Artist Run Centre at Queen’s University. Kingston, Ontario. 2011.
Artist Talk. Le Lobe’s Art Nomade. Alma College. Alma, Quebec. 2009.
Artist Talk. Le Lobe’s Art Nomade. Jonquiere College. Jonquiere, Quebec. 2009.
Pine Tree Lecture. Trent University. Peterborough. Ontario. 2008.