Exhibitions during the 2021 Indigenous Art Intensive will include a showing in the FINA Gallery at UBCO and one in a unique mobile Indigenous art gallery in partnership with the Rotary Centre for the Arts (RCA) and the Thompson Okanagan Tourist Association (TOTA).
The Earth is my Elder, Krista Arias. May 12 to 28, 2021
Curated by Toby Lawrence
The Earth is my Elder is centred around the film, poetry and installation-based work of artist, poet and earth alchemist Krista Arias. Her work explores the complexities of reconnecting, as a woman and mother, to ancestral homelands, while living as an uninvited guest in Indigenous territories in the USA and Canada.
Lossy: How to Save File for Future Transmission, Whess Harman. June 11 to Aug. 11, 2021
Curated by Stacey Koosel
Whess Harman will be the Artist in Residence for the UBC Okanagan Art Gallery from May 28 to June 12, and during this time will create the work for the exhibition Lossy: How to Save File for Future Transmission.
Mobile Indigenous Gallery
Being Out On the Land: Feeds, Streams and Captures
Three Indigenous artist’s video works will screen inside a unique mobile gallery, parked out front of the Rotary Centre for the Arts this spring and summer. The iArt Gallery will present works by noted artists Maureen Gruben, Christine Howard Sandoval and Krista Belle Stewart, curated by UBC Okanagan Assistant professor Tania Willard.
The exhibition, Being Out On the Land: Feeds, Streams and Captures, is mounted in partnership with the Rotary Centre for the Arts and the Thompson Okanagan Tourist Association. The Rotary Centre for the Arts Galleria will also showcase Indigenous youth and emerging artists curated by BFA student and artist Maura Tamez.