Co-curated with Jaimie Isaac. Winnipeg Art Gallery,
INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE includes 29 emerging and established artists from the vast Indigenous territories and nations across Canada. These Indigenous contemporary artists represent nations such as Anishinaabe, Dene, Cree, Mi’kmaw, Métis, Inuit, Innu, Tahltan, Hunkpapa Lakota, Haudenosaunee, and Wuikinuxv. The artworks for this exhibition activates political insurgency and cultural resurgence to radically shift the Canadian paradigm through tufting, tattooing, painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, sound, beading, and performance. These artworks demonstrate a connection to visual literacy through patterns and objects that explain traditional practices via a contemporary lens. Form and line are situated within contemporary presence or mark-making. Lines and patterns seen throughout this exhibition establish the long thread of intergenerational knowledge and cultural memory. Language revitalization through literacy transformation and translation takes various forms such as syllabics, flora, porcupine, hair, chevrons, geometric patterns, sounds, affect multiple sensibilities represent cultural memory and presence throughout the exhibition. Each of the artworks asserts cultural authority and exercises the right to refuse colonialism. Exploring themes of activism, renewal, refusal, resistance, and survival in cultural, social, and political contexts, the exhibition focuses on self-determination and a re-visioning of Kanata. There are political, spiritual and cultural actions towards honouring an ancestral continuance for a meaningful connection to the land and land-based practices. Acknowledging and restoring relationships with the land, as well as with all our nations and relations is paramount in the insurgence and resurgence movement.
2016 Transmissions. Inuit Printmaking 4 day workshop and exhibition for Inuit Blanche, St. John’s, NL, October 12. 2016
Images of printmaking and link to Inuit Blanche
2013 In Pursuit of Venus. Curator for V-tape and imagineNATIVE New Media Arts Festival, Toronto, ON. National
2012 Concealed Geographies. Co-curated with Suzanne Morrissette for ImagineNATIVE New Media Arts Festival. A-Space, Toronto, ON. National