Living with Contradiction and Other Work / Eh-ijinkadek: tijikewin mamowi kegon pepikan ka todjigadek mamowi odimtaw
Algonquin translation to follow after English
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.
Ojibigewini: Nadia Myre
Eh-ijinkadek: tijikewin mamowi kegon pepikan ka todjigadek mamowi odimtaw
Eh-ija kijigik: Sept 24 nash Nov 20 2021
Eh ininkiyan mamowisin mamowi miksagwasiwin, mizingwasin, mizinapisidjigewin, mizinatisijigewin, agokodowin ojisidowin keh todjigadek mamowi, mamowi odimtawin kidja animodagok anehgizitc awik, ka midjimendik kegoni mamowi agonen ka kinendasitc. Nin eh ininkiyan, kigi kendan adi esek kegon koni awik kegon todik, ka ishkanoweyadizitc koni ka ikweseisyadizik aji anah mokishkanik anishnabe oda-atisokewinkak. Nin ka nosowadiman anishnabe mamowi widja anishnabe eh-ija tcineziwatc mamowi anishnabe mamowi anmiticigoji, ej-ija tcinezitc (ishkwiyak kapi ikidinanok mamowi ka migadimowatc). Minigik kapi noshtowan wedi, nigweshton kidja ankonotimadiziwan kapi ijiwebiziyan mamowi anishnabek, eh-ija odimtayan dish ashkwen kegon kidja ikadomgik, ehpitendagok.
Nadia Myre, Kitigan Zibik odaseh, anishnabekwe, win tibinoweh miyosekimadizo. Kipigidingini koni minagini kidja animodik Indian Act (2002), Agwa wikat keh onikewin kegon (2005-2013) mamowin ka widokidadiziwatc anishnabe mamowi wabishkiyeh (2015) Myre odanimodan ej-ijagabwimiginnak adi anishnabe eh-odja mishkweziyendik ohtebwetimowin. Maneh awesh ija wapidiyeh acitc omojiginan, Canada ogimanodaginikak kida ija mikimowan Myre ododimitawin actic (Canadian embassies in New York, London, paris, mamowi Greece) montreal odenah, Ottawa mamowi Laval ka ija kinendasinanok, national gallery of Canada, ijinkadeh. Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American Indian, Kadist Foudation Musee Nationale des beaux-arts du Quebec, Art Gallery of Ontario, Montreal Art Contemporary, mamowi Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Nogom kodik kagi atcigade mamowisin: Volume 0 (guest curator Max Carocci, Zuecca Project odimtawin kak 2019 Venice Biennale); nditin, animitagozin, nigimon, (guest curator Better Julian, Prefix, Toronto, 2019); Balancing Acts (curator Sarah Quinton, Textile Museum, Toronto, 2019); wabidishin ka tinogowin (guest curator Klaus Speidel, Dom Museum Wien, Vienna, 2018); Code Switching and kodik odimtawin (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). Maneh awesh ija odimta Myre actic maneh minagini eh ija kishkitok kegoni, tapishkot Sobey Arts Award ka ijinkadenik (2014) newimodinah odja awik ka tisobonezitc, 2019 ka ijisenik, ki minagini kidja ojibigetc Order of Arts , Quebec odja.
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