Indigenous Art Intensive Pause

The UBCO Indigenous Art Intensive will pause it’s programming and classes June 1st and 2nd to take a necessary pause to mourn, rage and reflect on the needs of ourselves and our communities in the wake of the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at Kamloops Indian Residential School. (please check with your instructor but most classes are cancelled for this two day period).

We stand beside the many relatives and generations affected by this and other ongoing traumas of colonization. We call on action by governments and churches to support the T’kemlups to Secwepemc in the work to be done to care for and seek justice for all those spirits. The Truth and Reconciliation process was a beginning not an end and we will continue to see truths emerge. We offer heart and strength to all those affected.

Please share these available resources and care for yourself and each other.


National Indian Residential School Crisis Line (https://sacisc.gc.ca/eng/1581971225188/1581971250953)


Healing and wellness resources:


We will resume our program June 3rd with a keynote address by Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. See the full list of events HERE

Artist Talk: Christine Howard Sandoval


Christine Howard Sandoval Artist Talk
May 12, 2021, 01:00 PM PST

CHRISTINE HOWARD SANDOVAL is an interdisciplinary artist of Obispeño Chumash and Hispanic ancestry. Her work challenges the boundaries of representation, access, and habitation through the use of performance, video, and sculpture. Howard Sandoval makes work about contested places, such as the historic Native and Hispanic waterways of northern New Mexico; the Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site in New York; and an interfacing suburban-wildland in Colorado.
Howard Sandoval has exhibited nationally and internationally; at The Museum of Capitalism (Oakland, CA), Designtransfer, Universität der Künste Berlin (Berlin, Germany), El Museo Del Barrio (NY, NY), and Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens, NY). Her first solo museum exhibition debuted at The Colorado Springs Fine Art Center in May 2019, during which time she was the Mellon Artist in Residence at Colorado College. Most recently Howard Sandoval opened two solo exhibitions; A wall is a shadow on the land at the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC) and Timelines For The Future: Christine Howard Sandoval at Disjecta Art Center (Portland, OR). Sandoval has also been awarded residencies at the Santa Fe Art Institute, Triangle Arts, and The Vermont Studio Center, and will be the first A.I.R at the Center For Contemporary Arts San Diego this fall (2021). She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute (NY) and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design (NY). She is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art Praxis at Emily Carr University on the traditional, ancestral lands of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam nations (BC).
Instagram: @chsandoval44

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Indigenous Art intensive 2018

This gathering is from the 2018 Indigenous Art Intensive

This month-long residency gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas and discourse—a place for new ideas rooted in Indigenous art-making.

On this blog site we will share the information about upcoming public events including artist talks, panel discussions, keynote presentations and exhibitions.

Find out more about the Indigenous Art Intensive HERE.

Stay up to date and register for our public events HERE.