Artist Nadia Myre “Living with Contradiction and Other Work”
In the MAIN and Marvin Francis Media Gallery
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To read this text in Algonquin please visit Nadia’s page on our website here https://urbanshaman.org/exhibitions/living-with-contradiction-and-other-work/
Ojibwe and English translation to follow
Omazinichige: Nadia Myre
Gaa-ijigaadeg: Living with Contradiction and Other Work
Apii: September 24 akoo November 20, 2021
Nindazhiikaanan manidoominensike, gashkigwaasowin, mazinaakizigewin, mazinaatesijigan, dagwiiwin zhigwa waabanda’iwewin andomagwaa awiyag ji-dibaadodamowaad aawiwin, aaniin ji-izhi-dagwiiyan ningoji izhi. Nindanokiiwining, nanaandok gegoon ji-gikendaagwak izhitwaawinan, aaniin enendaagwakin dibaajimowinan zhigwa gaa-dibenindizong Anishinaabenaang. Ninandawendaan aaniin ezhi-wiijichigending Anishinaabenaang, aaniin gaye ezhi-wiijichigendiwaad Waabishkiiweg zhigwa Anishinaabeg (daashkoo wegonen debwemagak gaa-bi-ayizhiseg). Gabeya’ii endoodamaan, ningagwe-dibaajim gaa-bi-izhiseyaan, aaniin gaye bakaan awiyag gaa-bi-dazhiikamowaad aaniin gaye enwaadaking ji-wiiji’iwemagakin.
Awe Nadia Myre niigaanii Anishinaabe omazinichige onji Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg Ishkonigan. Indian Act (2002), The Scar Project (2005-2013), zhigwa A Casual Reconstruction (2015), oganawaabandaan izhi-dibendaagoziwin memindage imaa gaa-izhi-noonde-dagwiisiing ji-gichiiwigaabawiyan. Niibowa gii-waabanda’iwe Myre gaa-gii-ozhitood, gidaa-mikaanan imaa Government of Canada (Canadian embassies in New York, London, Paris zhigwa Greece), dago gaye Montreal, Ottawa, Laval Collections, imaa National Gallery of of Canada, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American Indian, Kadist Foundation, Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Quebec, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Art Contemporary, zhigwa Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Noomaya’ii waabanda’iweng: Volume 0 (wiijichiged Max Carocci, Zuecca Bakaan ozhichiganan 2019 Venice Biennale); Listen, speak and sing, (wiijichiged curator Better Julian, Prefix, Toronto, 2019); Balancing Acts (waabanda’iwed Sarah Quinton, Textile Museum, Toronto, 2019); Show Me Your Wound (wiijichiged curator Klaus Speidel, Dom Museum Wien, Vienna, 2018); Code Switching and Other Work (Niigaan waabanda’iwed iwe Mother Tongue, Glasgow International, 2018); and Tout ce qui reste/Scattered Remains (waabanda’iwed Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2017/18). Niibowa Myre gii-nanaakomaa bakinaaged gegoon,memindage Sobey Art Award (2014) onji Canada onji omazinichigeg 40 mashi apiitizisigwaa, zhigwa 2019 gaa-akiiwang gii-biindiganaa imaa Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec nanaakomind.
Artist: Nadia Myre
Title: Living with Contradiction and Other Work
Dates: September 24 to November 20, 2021
360 Virtual gallery date TBA
My practice combines beadwork, stitch-work, photography, video, installation, performance and collaborative process as a way to have people engage in conversations about identity, resilience and politics of belonging. In my work, I consider how transcultural objects and practices are potent symbols of cultural pollination that affirm Indigenous histories and sovereignties. My interests address Indigenous to Indigenous relationships, as well as Indigenous to settler/colonial relationships (such as contested histories and social/political struggles). Throughout my practice, I strive to translate my own experiences, as well as those of other Indigenous peoples, into works that are meaningful, symbolic, and empowering.
Nadia Myre is a nationally renowned interdisciplinary artist and Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg First Nation. As exemplified by seminal works such as Indian Act (2002), The Scar Project (2005-2013), and A Casual Reconstruction (2015), Myre explores the politics of belonging by positioning it within a framework of Indigenous resistance and resilience. Extensively exhibited and collected, Myre’s work can be found in prominent collections including: Government of Canada (Canadian embassies in New York, London, Paris and Greece); city of Montreal, Ottawa, and Laval collections; the National Gallery of Canada, Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American Indian, Kadist Foundation, Musée nationale des beaux-arts du Quebec, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Art Contemporary, and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Recent exhibitions include: Volume 0 (guest curator Max Carocci, Zuecca Projects off-site 2019 Venice Biennale); Listen, speak and sing, (guest curator Better Julian, Prefix, Toronto, 2019); Balancing Acts (curator Sarah Quinton, Textile Museum, Toronto, 2019); Show Me Your Wound (guest curator Klaus Speidel, Dom Museum Wien, Vienna, 2018); Code Switching and Other Work (curatorial project of Mother Tongue, Glasgow International, 2018); and Tout ce qui reste/Scattered Remains (curator Geneviève Goyer-Ouimette, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2017/18). Myre is the recipient of numerous commissions and awards, notably the Sobey Art Award (2014) for Canadian artists under 40, and in 2019 was inducted into the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec.
Special thanks from the artist to…
Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)