Indigenous Visual Culture’s Nigig Visiting Artist: Joi T. Arcand

 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Indigenous Visual Culture with the Faculty of Design at OCAD U welcomes Joi T. Arcand as our Fall 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist in ResidenceOctober 15 – November 11, 2017

Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist and a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation currently based in Ottawa. 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  at Gallery 101 (Ottawa) that runs until October 28.

Arcand 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.

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 three-to-four 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 and/or 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.

Faculty interested in scheduling a classroom visit with Joi may email the Nigig Visiting Artist Residency coordinator Vanessa Dion Fletcher – vdionfletcher@ocadu.ca after October 2.

Public NIGIG Hosted Events

Wednesday, October 18             
Welcome/Buffalo Stew Luncheon/Artist Talk

Other events will be announced.

 

Image: Joi Arcand, (ēkāwiya nēpēwisi), 2017. Neon channel sign (pink). 120.7 x 182.9 cm.  Morning Star exhibition, The Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St George Street, 10th Floor

Portrait of Peter Milligan
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l-r: Dr. Sara Diamond, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Dr. Marie Wilson,MPP Chris Glover and Dr. Bob Phillips
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President Sara Diamond, left, and Dr. Alia Weston (photo courtesy: Toronto Star)
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Ryan Rice, Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School with participants. Photo by Martin Iskander.
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Couzyn van Heuvelen, Duke Redbird, Sara Diamond, Jaime Watt and Gabriel Rojas Ruska
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Opening reception: Imago Mundi — Great and North. Photo: Henry Chan.
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King George School
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Artwork made with neon signage
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Indigenous Visual Culture with the Faculty of Design at OCAD U welcomes Joi T. Arcand as our Fall 2017 Nigig Visiting Artist in ResidenceOctober 15 – November 11, 2017

Joi T. Arcand is a photo-based artist and a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation currently based in Ottawa. 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  at Gallery 101 (Ottawa) that runs until October 28.

Arcand 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.

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 three-to-four 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 and/or 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.

Faculty interested in scheduling a classroom visit with Joi may email the Nigig Visiting Artist Residency coordinator Vanessa Dion Fletcher – vdionfletcher@ocadu.ca after October 2.

Public NIGIG Hosted Events

Wednesday, October 18             
Welcome/Buffalo Stew Luncheon/Artist Talk

Other events will be announced.

 

Image: Joi Arcand, (ēkāwiya nēpēwisi), 2017. Neon channel sign (pink). 120.7 x 182.9 cm.  Morning Star exhibition, The Jackman Humanities Institute, 170 St George Street, 10th Floor