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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Public NIGIG Hosted Events
Wednesday, October 18 Welcome/Buffalo Stew Luncheon/Artist Talk 12 – 2pm.
The Nigig Artist In Residence Program is supported through the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development Targeted Initiative Fund.