Artist presentation by Skawennati

Friday, September 13, 2019 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Skawennati (Mohawk, turtle clan) makes art that addresses history, the future, and change from an Indigenous perspective. Her innovative new media projects include the online gallery / chat-space, and mixed-reality event, CyberPowWow (1997-2004); a paper doll / time-travel journal, Imagining Indians in the 25th Century (2001); and TimeTraveller™ (2008-2013), a multi-platform project featuring nine machinima episodes. These works and others have been presented in New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Ireland and across North America in major exhibitions such as Now? Now! at the Biennale of the Americas and Looking Forward (L’Avenir) at the Montreal Biennale. Skawennati is represented by ELLEPHANT and her award-winning work is included in both public and private collections. Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati holds a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, where she is based. Currently, she is Co-Director, with Jason E. Lewis, of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network of artists, academics, and technologists investigating, creating, and critiquing Indigenous virtual environments.