Exhibition: October 3 – 7, 2016
Reception: October 5, 2016 5pm – 7 pm
From October 3-7, Indigenous Visual Culture’s NIGIG Artist-in-Resident Rosalie Favell will present a curated selection of images taken during her residency at OCADU. The new portraits on display will be of arts + culture professionals who participated in the three OCADU/Toronto FACING the CAMERA portrait sessions.
An intimate reception will take place on Wednesday October 5 from 5:00-7:00pm. Rosalie Favell will provide a brief artist talk on the series and respond to guest questions. Light refreshments provided.
About FACING the CAMERA:
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, Rosalie encourages individuals to express personal experience and history with the context of tradition and communal values.
About Rosalie Favell:
Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Drawing 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. She has received numerous grants, and won prestigious awards such as the Chalmers Fellowship, the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunten Award and the Karsh Award. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico. She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level. In Ottawa Rosalie has taught at Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Discovery University.
About The Nigig Visiting Artist Residency
Hosted by the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCAD University, the Nigig Visiting Artist Residency is a program that provides an opportunity for an Indigenous artist to visit OCAD University for a 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 practice and is a tremendous educational opportunity for the artist and students.
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Image: Detail from Tom (Facing the Camera), 2016 by Rosalie Favelle