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Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA) – 4th edition
níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma soeur | my sister
Guest curators: Niki Little and Becca Taylor

The fourth edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial opens shortly with four exhibitions and a rich program of events that includes performances, roundtables and screenings. Over two months, Montreal and Sherbrooke will present the best of recent contemporary Indigenous art. The guest co-curators, Niki Little (Winnipeg/winnipi, MB) and Becca Taylor (Edmonton/amiskwaciwâskahikan, AB) have brought together forty-five artists from across America for this edition entirely dedicated to women. The exhibition níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma sœur | my sister will explore multiple relationships that relate to the concept of sisterhood, whether these be intergenerational or through friendship, based on blood or solidarity, born of adversity, struggle and joy.

Spread between four venues, the Biennial will be hosted by the Stewart Hall Art Gallery in Pointe-Claire, Art Mûr, La Guilde and the Sherbrooke Museum of Fine Arts. The McCord Museum will host an evening dedicated to screening Indigenous films as well as a round table.

The program of this fourth edition – rich in events – will reveal the diverse perspectives that Indigenous female, queer and two-spirit artists hold. Their practices employ a variety of strategies from appropriation to transgression. They reinvent their identities, activating traditional methods of making and disrupting stereotypes. From sculpture to video, installation, engraving, textile and sound art and political postering, a wide range of mediums will be used to evoke, share and illuminate the many narratives that shape the identity of Indigenous women.

Translation in Mohawk by Hilda Nicholas

Tho ‘onthónhnhete ki we’néhston sha’teionkwatská:hon ne iakwataté:ken, ne ne konnón:kwe iotiióte ne kanakerahserá:kon nia’té:kon kontí:rek’s aonterihwahtén:ti. Ne ia’tiakwanonhtónnionhwe oh nikakaró:ten’s kontihtharáhkwahkwe’ tsi nón:we tekontatkenhskwe’. Ne iakhiièn:tere’s ne ioti’shatstenhserowá:nen’s konnón:kwe skátne teionkwatónton, ioti’nikonhrowá:nen’s. Tsi ionkwatenro’serón:ni tionkwá:wis ne ion’wé:sen tsi na’teiakwaterónnion, tánon ‘onkwanakerahserakkónhson ne iakwataté:ken ionkwahiahrahstén:ni tsi na’teionterónnion tsi teionkwaienawá:kon tánon tsi iakwatia’taró:rok’s. Tho ki ní:ioht tsi iakwatkáhthos tsi teionkwaiewnawá:kon ne 40 nihá:ti ratiráhstha, akwe tekonttihánion tsi nihotiio’tenhseró:ten’s.

Tewatáteken, sha’teionkwá:wen tsi na’tetewáteron ne í:I tánon ní:se’ tionkwehtáhkwen skátne tewaià:tare ne onkwanakerahserakónhson ne ní:i tánon í:se’.


Iakwawennakwé:kon tsi wa’tkwanonhwerá:ton sewakwé:konne sewaráhstha ne sewaio’ténhsera, sewawenna’shón:’a,tánon sewanonhtonnióhtshera wahskwaié:nawa’se tsi ní:ioht tsi eniakwé:nenste’ tánon tsi ‘onthiá:ton, sewakwé:kon wa’kwaièn:tere’ne kén:thon sewaià:tare.




Éditions Art Mûr
5826, rue St-Hubert
Montréal (Québec) H2S 2L7
T. 514.933.0711 / F. 514.933.0721

On behalf of
Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone (BACA) www.baca.ca


Art Mûr
5826, rue St-Hubert
Montréal (Québec) H2S 2L7

Galerie d’art Stewart Hall
176 Lakeshore
Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9S 4L7

La Guilde
1356, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3G 1J1

Musée McCord
690, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal (Québec) H3A 1E9

Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke
241, Dufferin
Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 4M3


Caroline Monnet
Renaissance, 2018
101.5 x 152.5 cm / 40 x 60 in
édition de 3 / edition of 3

Courtesy :
Arsenal art contemporain Montréal / Galerie Division

This monograph was printed by Deschamps Impression, Montreal.

Tous droits réservés / All rights reserved


Publication Director : BACA
Coordination : BACA

Graphic design : Michael Patten

Photography : Natalia Barberis, Jen Doerksen, Tonya Fawn, Adrian Hopkins, Mathieu Langevin, Guy L’Heureux, Little Inuk Photography, Michael Patten, Derek Sandbeck
Révision française / French Revision : Camille Larivée, Guillemette Lemasson, Suzanne Viot

English Revision : Hannah Claus, Nancy Wallace Traduction vers le français : Alicja Buffa, Suzanne Viot

Printing : Deschamps Impression

Dépôt légal – Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, 2018
ISBN 978-2-923243-08-5

Rhéal Olivier Lanthier

To and For one another
Text by Niki Little and Becca Taylor

Excerpt from Not Like Us
Tanya Lukin Linklater

For the brown girls
Tasha Spillett

The Tiohtià:ke Project
Text by Hannah Claus and Camille Larivée

Softcover: 100 pages
Language: English / French
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 9.5 x .375 inches

Additional information
Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9.5 × 0.375 × 10.5 in

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