Artist Talk by Lori Blondeau

  • Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • MAWA, 611 Main St, Winnipeg, MB
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To celebrate the launch of the 3rd edition of Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards and Teaching Guide, MAWA is honoured to present a talk by one of the featured artists, Lori Blondeau. To date 2,000 copies of Resilience have been distributed to schools and educators, and another 1,000 copies are being produced to continue to inspire children and youth through contemporary artwork.

Free, everyone welcome! Reception will follow the artist talk.

  • Lori Blondeau is Cree/Saulteaux/Métis from Saskatchewan. Since the 1990s, her artistic practice in the fields of performance, photography and installation, along with her curatorial work and activities as co-founder and Executive Director of the Indigenous art collective TRIBE, has proved decisive to the ever-increasing centrality of Indigenous art and knowledge production in Canada. With her performances, which include Sisters (2002) and States of Grace (2007), and her photographic works, which include COSMOSQUAW (1996) and Asinîy Iskwew (2016), Blondeau’s practice, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with other visual artists, demonstrates a clarity of focus, precision, humour and strength. Since 2018, Blondeau has been Assistant Professor of Indigenous Art at the University of Manitoba School of Art. Blondeau is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.