Saturday, November 4, 2017
199 Richmond St. W. (Ground Floor)
Mark Igloliorte, an exhibiting artist in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015), will speak about his art practice.
Mark Igloliorte’s practice combines traditional and contemporary concerns. Of Inuit descent on his father’s side, Igloliorte was raised primarily in Goose Bay, Labrador, where he hunted, fished and snowmobiled; a later move to Corner Brook in his adolescence saw him take up skateboarding. All these activities, both their formal qualities and their cultural resonances, inform his work, which comprises painting, drawing, sculpture and video. Igloliorte received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and his MFA from Concordia University.
Igloliorte has shown at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Quebec Triennial at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and nationally as part of the touring exhibition “Beat Nation.” In 2012, he was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award. His work has been shown nationally and internationally with work of international contemporary artists: Francis Alys, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Peter Doig, Peter Fischli and David Weiss. Further, Igloliorte has been profiled in features by Canadian Art Magazine and Inuit Art Quarterly.
raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000 - 2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD U
Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard.
raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.
Onsite Gallery, located at 199 Richmond St. W., is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. On view at the gallery are two inaugural exhibitions in our new expanded space: raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)and For This Land: Inside Elemental.
Image credit: Mark Igloliorte, Untitled, 2008 oil on canvas 91.5 x 396 cm. Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.