Digital Futures & CFC Media Lab welcome Kanien'kehá:ka artist Skawennati


Montréal-based Kanien'kehá:ka artist Skawennati presents her groundbreaking transmedia work exploring Indigenous futures

 
DateTuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free all welcome!

Email

cporemba@faculty.ocadu.ca

Location

205 Richmond St. W. Room 115

Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her pioneering new media projects have been widely presented across Turtle Island in major exhibitions such as Now? NOW! at Denver’s Biennial of the Americas; and Looking Forward (L’Avenir) at the Montreal Biennale. She has been honoured to win imagineNative’s 2009 Best New Media Award as well as a 2011 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Her work in is included in both public and private collections. Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, where she is based. She is Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network of artists and academics who investigate and create Indigenous virtual environments. Their Skins workshops in Aboriginal Storytelling and Experimental Digital Media are aimed at empowering youth. In 2015 they launched IIF, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. www.skawennati.com



Skawennati Flyer
DateTuesday, March 28, 2017 - 6:30pm

Cost

Free all welcome!

Email

cporemba@faculty.ocadu.ca

Website Location

205 Richmond St. W. Room 115

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Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her pioneering new media projects have been widely presented across Turtle Island in major exhibitions such as Now? NOW! at Denver’s Biennial of the Americas; and Looking Forward (L’Avenir) at the Montreal Biennale. She has been honoured to win imagineNative’s 2009 Best New Media Award as well as a 2011 Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship. Her work in is included in both public and private collections. Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, where she is based. She is Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network of artists and academics who investigate and create Indigenous virtual environments. Their Skins workshops in Aboriginal Storytelling and Experimental Digital Media are aimed at empowering youth. In 2015 they launched IIF, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. www.skawennati.com

Venue & Address: 
205 Richmond St. W. Room 115
Email: 
cporemba@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free all welcome!
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