Art NOW Speaker Series - Michelle LaVallee

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Art NOW - Michelle LaVallee
12 pm, March 16, 2016
University Recital Hall
Free Admission, Everyone Welcome

Michelle LaVallee is the Associate Curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina. Since 2007, her curatorial work has explored the colonial relations that have shaped historical and contemporary culture through exhibitions including: Moving Forward, Never Forgetting (2015); 13 Coyotes: Edward Poitras (2012); and Blow Your House In: Vernon Ah Kee (2009). Recently, she organized the historical and nationally touring exhibition 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. (2013, touring through to 2016) and award winning book contextualizing their influential role in contemporary Canadian art history.

In 2013 LaVallee was awarded the City of Regina Mayor’s Arts and Business Award for Excellence in Arts Related Service. She was a chosen participant for the Canadian Aboriginal Curators Delegation sent to the 2015 Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, the 2011 Venice Biennale, and the 2010 and 2008 Biennale of Sydney. She is a curator, artist and educator of Ojibway ancestry, and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Band, Cape Croker, Ontario.

7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. is on view at the Art Gallery of Alberta until July 3, 2016.

Image: 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. publication cover, Mackenzie Art Gallery.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.


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