Friday, October 15, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 15, 2010
Emerging Curator, writer and media artist, Steven Loft, is a Mohawk of the Six Nations and is the new Executive Director of imagineNATIVE. In 2008, he became the first Curator-In-Residence, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada and was formerly the Director/Curator of the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg; Aboriginal Curator at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Artistic Director of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association. He has curated The Very Soul of Me: Modern Artists Exploring the Spiritual and Unity of Nations: Contemporary First Nations Art and Language of Intercession, a touring exhibition of Aboriginal media and new media artist.
His video works have been screened at festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally. He has written articles, essays and reviews on Aboriginal art and aesthetics for magazines, catalogues and arts publications. Recently, Loft co-edited Transference, Technology, Tradition: Aboriginal Media and New Media Art, published by the Banff Centre Press. Loft studied at McMaster University and Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology.