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Marion Tuu'luq, Qimmit – Dogs, 1978, stencil cut, 35.5 x 53.7 cm. The Mendel Art Gallery Collection at Remai Modern. Acquired 1980.

Atautchikun | wȃhkôtamowin

Opening Celebration

On Zoom 


Join guest curators Kablusiak and Missy LeBlanc, and participating artists for an online discussion and celebration of the opening of Atautchikun | wâhkôtamowin. Welcome by Karla Jessen Williamson. 


Panellist Bios:

Annie Beach (b. 1997), born and based in Winnipeg, is Cree/Saulteaux/Ukrainian, with relations from Peguis First Nation. Beach is a visual artist, muralist and instructor, with a BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba School of Art.


Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis artist from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at University of Saskatchewan, focusing in Indigenous Literature. She is the artist behind sweetmoon photography, specializing in photographing Indigenous people over the last decade, and the co-creator of tea&bannock, an online collective blog featuring the photographs and stories of Indigenous women throughout Canada. Her poetry collections, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions, 2017) and Nedi Nezu (Arsenal Press, 2021), focuses on Indigenous Erotica – using humour, storytelling and sensuality to reclaim and explore ideas of Indigenous sexuality. 


 Tarralik Duffy is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who lives and works between Salliq (Coral Harbour), Nunavut, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. From jewellery and apparel to graphic works, Duffy’s creative output shares distinctly Inuit experiences, which are often infused with humour and pop culture. 


Kablusiak Kablusiak is a renowned multidisciplinary Inuvialuk artist and curator who uses Inuk ingenuity to create work in a variety of mediums including, but not limited to, lingerie, white flour, soapstone, permanent marker, bed sheets, felt, acrylic paint, and words. Their work explores the dis/connections between existence in the Inuit diaspora while maintaining family and community ties, the impacts of colonization on Inuit gender and sexuality expressions, as well as on health and wellbeing, and the everyday. Kablusiak holds a BFA in Drawing from the Alberta University of the Arts in Mohkinstsis, where they are currently based. In 2021, Kablusiak was part of a team of four Inuit curators who curated the inaugural exhibition for Qaumajuq, entitled INUA. In all of their creative work Kablusiak seeks to demystify Inuit art and create the space for Inuit-led representation of the diverse aspects of Inuit cultures. Kablusiak’s work can be found in the collections of the Indigenous Art Centre, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Art Gallery of Alberta, Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and Global Affairs Visual Art Collection among others. 


Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory (b. 1979) is a Kalaaleq (Greenlandic Inuk) artist living in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Her wide-ranging art practise is often collaborative and focuses on challenging boundaries, celebrating individual expression as a path to decolonization and creating safe environments for equality and feminism to prosper. Renowned for her award-winning work in Uaajeerneq (Greenlandic mask dancing), Laakkuluk is short-listed for the 2021 Sobey Art Prize.


Missy LeBlanc (Métis, nêhiyaw, and Polish) is a curator, researcher, and writer based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary where she is currently the Curatorial Resident at TRUCK Contemporary Art. In 2019, she was the winner of the Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators and a runner-up for the Canadian Art Writing Prize. LeBlanc holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, double majoring in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture and Sociology (2015) and a Diploma in Arts & Cultural Management from MacEwan University (2017). In September 2021, LeBlanc started graduate studies at the University of Winnipeg where she is working towards obtaining a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies, Curatorial Practices. 


Grounded in modalities of relationality and care, LeBlanc’s curatorial and writing practice centers the voices and stories of those that have often been ignored by the historically white, patriarchal, heteronormative, and ableist art world. By providing platforms for people that have been marginalized to share their stories, LeBlanc aims to create spaces and environments that will produce equitable and sustainable change within the arts and cultural sectors. 

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About the talk

This event is in celebration of the new exhibition Atautchikun | wȃhkôtamowin, on view at Remai Modern starting October 30, 2021.

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