Please join us in Old Market Square at 12:00pm on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, for okâwîmâwaskiy, a new performance by artist Lori Blondeau.
Lori Blondeau is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in performance/photography and is a Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba in the School of Art.. Blondeau holds an MFA from the University of Saskatchewan winning the Humanities & Fine Arts Thesis Award and she apprentice with James Luna from 1998-2001. In addition to her extensive exhibition history, Blondeau is co-founder of the Indigenous artist collective, TRIBE, and has sat on the Advisory Panel for Visual Arts for the Canada Council for the Arts. Blondeau has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including the Banff Centre; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Open Space, Victoria; FOFA, Montreal. In 2007, Blondeau was part of the Requickening project with artist Shelly Niro at the Venice Biennale and recently had a solo exhibition at Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, Winnipeg and was part of the Scotia Bank Contact Festival in Toronto. Her art is held in both public gallery and private collections.