Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Collective: Indigenous Women lead collectives and initiatives
The Ephemerals, Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, ReMatriate Collective

This conversation, will explore Indigenous female lead arts collectives and the contributions they make to the contemporary art world and within their communities. They will share their experiences and connections as Indigenous women working and advocating together.

The Collective: Indigenous Women lead collectives and initiatives is a panel in association with níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal moderated by Niki Little & Becca Taylor.

Free activity. Space is limited, reserve your seat today!
Location: J. Armand Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum.

níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, is an exhibition that extends beyond an individual practice. Through collaboration and conversation, we will explore the diverse and complex relationships sisters share. Using Indigenous ideas and exploration of this kinship to share stories, grievances, sacrifice, protest, and love. Together we become interconnected with our collective voices, layered dialogues and radical love, a political act of the determination of power within female Indigenous sovereignty and kinship.


The Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone/Contemporary Native Art Biennial, initiated by the gallery Art Mûr in 2012, is a long-term project to recognise and support contemporary Indigenous art and artists. This recurring event, central to Montreal’s artistic scene, highlights a plurality of artistic practices that stem from Indigenous cultures across North America. Given its success over the past six years, a non-profit organisation BACA has been set up to better respond to the increasing scale and popularity of the Native Art Biennial. The 2018 edition of the Biennial will be presented in the different venues throughout Montreal and the surrounding area in the form of pavilions: Art Mûr, Stewart Hall, La Guilde, McCord Museum and in the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. The BACA curators, Niki Little and Becca Taylor, were selected through a national call for proposals as a part of the ACC-CCA’s Tiohtià:ke Project. ACC-CCA would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support through the New Chapter funding.