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Joi T. Arcand

Portrait de Joi T. Arcand
Portrait de Joi T. Arcand. Avec l'aimable permission de l'artiste.

Joi T. Arcand is an artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory, currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario. Her practice includes installation, photography and design and is characterized by a visionary and subversive reclamation and indigenization of public spaces through the use of Cree language and syllabics.

Her works have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Central Art Garage (Ottawa, 2020), the College Art Galleries at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, 2019),MOCA (Toronto, 2018), the ODD Gallery (Dawson City, 2016), the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, 2014), and the Wanuskewin Heritage Park (Saskatoon, 2014). Additionally, her work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including Àbadakone | Continuous Fire at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 2020) and INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (2018).

Arcand received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. She was the co-founder of the Red Shift Gallery, a contemporary Indigenous art gallery in Saskatoon. She was also the founder and editor of the Indigenous art magazine, kimiwan (2012-2014) and has curated various exhibitions, including Language of Puncture at Gallery 101 (Ottawa, 2017), nākatēyimisowin – Taking Care of Oneself, a collective outdoor mural exhibition (Ottawa, 2018-2019). In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award.


[Source : VOX, 2024]

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