Nigig Artist in Residence

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:00am

Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD U welcomes Barry Ace as our Winter 2018

Nigig Visiting Artist in Residence.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency, hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture

Program at OCAD University, is a program that provides an opportunity for an

Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 3-4 week period to focus on a

short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting

their work. The visiting artist will engage and interact with students and faculty in

the capacity of mentorship, critique, lecture and a public workshop /

demonstration.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency supports the dynamism located in Indigenous

contemporary art and design practices and is a tremendous educational

opportunity for the artist and students.

Poster: 
Barry Ace
Barry Ace
Barry Ace

Indigenous Visual Culture’s Nigig Visiting Artist Residency @ OCAD U

Nigig Visiting Artist Residency
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:15am

Indigenous Visual Culture’s Nigig Visiting Artist Residency @ OCAD U

October 15 – November 11, 2017

Artist: Joi T. Arcand

 

Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD U welcomes Joi T. Arcand as our Fall 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist in Residence.

 

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency, hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 3-4 week period to focus on a short-term project and explore in a collaborative environment, issues impacting their work. The visiting artist will engage and interact with students and faculty in the capacity of mentorship, critique, lecture and a public workshop / demonstration.

 

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency supports the dynamism located in Indigenous contemporary art and design practices and is a tremendous educational opportunity for the artist and students.

If you are interested in scheduling a classroom visit with Joi, please email the Nigig Visiting Artist Residency coordinator Vanessa Dion Fletcher – vdionfletcher@ocadu.ca.

 

Bio

Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist and a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation currently based in Ottawa, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. In 2006, along with Felicia Gay, she co-founded the Red Shift Gallery, a contemporary Indigenous art gallery in Saskatoon. In 2012, she founded kimiwan 'zine, a quarterly Indigenous arts publication. http://www.joitarcand.com

https://teaandbannock.com/author/joiarcand/

Arcand’s work has recently been exhibited at the Contemporary Native Art Biennial – Art Mur (Montreal), Kenderdine Art Gallery (Saskatoon), aka artist-run (Saskatoon), Access Gallery (Vancouver) and internationally in the United States, London UK, and Bilbao, Spain. She curated the exhibition Language of Puncture - http://www.gallery101.org/exhibits/language-puncture at Gallery 101 (Ottawa) that runs until October 28.

Here is a link to  a recent article in Canadian Art about Joi.

http://canadianart.ca/features/optics-language-joi-t-arcand-looks-words/

 

 Public NIGIG Hosted Events

Wednesday, October 18               Welcome/Buffalo Stew Luncheon/Artist Talk 12 – 2pm.

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 The Nigig Artist In Residence Program is supported through the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development Targeted Initiative Fund.

Rosalie Favell’s FACING the CAMERA Exhibit Inspires

Photos on a wall, part of the exhibit Facing the Camera by Rosalie Favell
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 4:00am

The Indigenous Visual Culture program’s Nigig Artist-in-Residence Rosalie Favell presented a curated selection of images made during her residency at OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Gallery (Oct. 3-7, 2016). The new portraits, generously donated to OCAD U by Favell, feature Indigenous arts and culture professionals who participated in three OCAD U/Toronto FACING the CAMERA portrait sessions.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Favell is a photo-based artist who draws inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage.  She uses a variety of sources, from family albums to popular culture to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman. While speaking at a reception that took place during the exhibition, Favell noted that she “insists on using positive images only,” for the series.  

FACING the CAMERA is an ever-growing national and international visual document of the Indigenous arts community.  Using the portrait session as a performance space, Favell encourages individuals to express personal experience and history with the context of tradition and communal values.

The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a four-week period to focus on a short-term project. The visiting artist engages with students and faculty through mentorship, critique, lecture and public workshops.

What is Indigenous art?

Michael Belmore, OCAD U's first Indigenous Visual Culture Nigig Visiting Artist talks about what is Indigenous art. Learn more about OCAD U's Indigenous Visual Culture program.

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