Launched in 2012, the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) is a Montreal-based non-profit organization (registered in 2016) that promotes the work of Indigenous artists. The biennial is held every two years, in multiple venues, with each iteration focusing on a specific theme. The event is aimed at an ever-growing audience—Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike—and features both emerging and established artists. Our mission is to promote Indigenous art and to sensitize and educate the public on the cultural issues of the First Nations.

In 2021, we opened Shé:kon Gallery, a year-round exhibition space dedicated to emerging Indigenous artists and curators from Quebec. Our mission is to provide professional development, collaboration and networking opportunities to support the growth of Quebec Indigenous representation in the visual arts.