Curatorial talk: Lisa Myers

In partnership with Enji Giigdoyang (Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Nipissing University), we are happy to present a curatorial talk by Lisa Myers in conjunction with the exhibition wnoondwaamin | we hear them.  
  • Tuesday January 17, 11:30am-1pm
  • Nipissing University Small Cafeteria (A246)

Lisa Myers curatorial research interests include museum conventions, contemporary Indigenous art, geography and ideas of value.Recent research considers the encoding and role of materials as signifying power relations and sense(s) of value. Myers takes these ideas in different directions in her curatorial projects to examine commodity chains, performance of materials, customary and cosmological value focusing on Indigenous art in North America. She originally began this line of inquiry with considering food as a material in artwork by Indigenous artists. Her independent curatorial projects include “NOT SO FAST” (2013) at York Quay Centre at Harbourfront in Toronto and “past now” (2010) at the MacLaren Art Centre, “Night Kitchen Under the Table Top” (2012) for Nuit Blanche at OCAD U, and “Recast” (2014) at Gallery 44 and White Water Gallery.

In her curatorial practice, Myers’ works with the artist(s) collaboratively to investigate the curatorial premise or thesis of an exhibition. In this way, she values the reciprocation of ideas and research between the artist(s) and curator throughout the planning of an exhibition.

Photo by Jean Marshall