Joi T. Arcand

Joi T. Arcand is an artist from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Treaty 6 Territory, currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario. In 2018, Arcand was shortlisted for the prestigious Sobey Art Award. Her practice includes installation, photography and design and is characterized by a visionary and Subversive reclamation and indigenization of public spaces through the use of Cree language and syllabics. She is currently a student at University nuhelotʼįne thaiyotsʼį nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills and a member of the art and curatorial collective: Wolf Babe.

Image: Joi T. Arcand, Through That Which is Scene, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.

EXHIBITION: Materialized

April 21, 2023 - June 3, 2023

Curated by Ariel Smith and featuring works by Joi T. Arcand, Celeste Pedri-Spade, Catherine Blackburn and Nadya Kwandibens, Materialized examines themes of intergenerational memory, familial narrative, and decolonization through artworks combining portrait photography with elements from adornment arts, textiles, sculpture, and customary Indigenous art practices.


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