Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe from the Animakee Wa Zhing #37 First Nation in northwestern Ontario. She is an award winning photographer and a Canon Ambassador. In 2008 she founded Red Works Photography, a dynamic photography company empowering contemporary Indigenous lifestyles and cultures through photographic essays, features, and portraits. Nadya’s photography has been exhibited in group and solo shows across Canada and the United States. She currently resides in Tkarón:to on Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Mississauga of the Credit River & Dish With One Spoon Territory.
Image: Nadya Kwandibens, Shiibaashka’igan: Honouring the Sacred Jingle Dress, 2019. Photo courtesy of the artist.
PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Nadya KwandibensApril 21, 2023 - August 3, 2023
Billboard on Shaw co-presented by Native Women in the Arts and Critical Distance in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and Partners in Art, featuring Shiibaashka’igan: Honouring the Sacred Jingle Dress by Nadya Kwandibens.Find out more
EXHIBITION: MaterializedApril 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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