Visual Arts Open Lecture: Julie Nagam

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Johnson Witehira, Waka, 2014.

The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics.

Join Julie Nagam, faculty for The Space Between Us program, for this talk. Dr. Julie Nagam (Mětis - Anishinaabe/French, German/Syrian) is the Chair of the History of Indigenous Art in North America, a joint appointment between the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She is an Associate Professor in the faculty of History. She has recently published Traveling soles: Tracing the footprints of our stolen sisters (2017); Deciphering the refusal of the digital and binary codes of sovereignty/ self-determination and civilized/savage (2016); be polite.... because the settlers might be listening and watching (2016). Her current SSHRC funded projects include The Transactive Memory Keepers: Indigenous Public Engagement in Digital and New Media Labs and Exhibitions. Nagam hosted and organized The Future is Indigenous and the International Indigenous curators exchange with Australia, Canada, Aotearoa (New Zealand), and Finland. She is co-editor of Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital, a special issue of PUBLIC journal. She has curated and exhibited in ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.

Currently, Dr. Nagam is curating a public art installation for a Reconciliation Walk at The Forks in Winnipeg, and leading a team that is creating an Indigenous app for Winnipeg’s art, architectural, and place-based history. She has co-curated with Jaimie Isaac INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, the largest contemporary exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in fall 2017/18. Her artwork where white pines lay over the water was shown in Toronto, Ontario, San Paulo, Brazil, Lyon, France, and Wellington, New Zealand. Her installation singing our bones home was shown in Markham, London, England, and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Nagam has new public artwork, Electrical Currents for Winnipeg Arts Council, commissioned work speaking to the moon for Nuit Blanche Manitowapow, in Toronto, Canada (fall of 2017), and new commissioned work for Smithsonian’s exhibition Transformers in New York (2017/18), as well asThe future is in the Land, a solo exhibition at A-Space in Toronto.