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Tanya Lukin Linklater | My mind is with the weather.

Q&A moderated by Dr. Bethany Hughes, Assistant Professor of American Culture
Monday, February 21, 2022
6:00-7:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Free & Open to the public
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Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances, works for camera, installations, and writings centre histories of Indigenous peoples’ lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. Her performances in relation to objects in exhibition, scores, and ancestral belongings generate what she has come to call felt structures. She investigates insistence in both concept and application. For this talk, Lukin Linklater will contextualize her practice in performance alongside and in relation to cultural belongings as gestures towards repatriation.

Lukin Linklater’s work has been shown at the 2021 New Museum Triennial, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019, EFA Project Space + Performa, Art Gallery of Ontario, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Remai Modern, Art Gallery of Alberta, Winnipeg Art Gallery, La Biennale de Montréal, and elsewhere. As a member of Wood Land School, she participated in Under the Mango Tree - Sites of Learning, a gathering for documenta14 in Athens and Kassel. Tanya Lukin Linklater is represented by Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver.

Lukin Linklater studied at University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and Stanford University (A.B. Honours). In 2018 she was chosen as the inaugural recipient of the Wanda Koop Research Fund administered by Canadian Art. In 2019 she received the Art Writing Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. In 2021 she received the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for Visual Art and was long listed for the Sobey Art Award. She is a doctoral candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen's University with supervision by Dylan Robinson. Her Alutiiq homelands are in southwestern Alaska where much of her family continues to live. She is a member of the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in the Kodiak archipelago.

If you require accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the Center for World Performance Studies, at 734-936-2777 or Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Art, Culture, Dance, Department Of American Culture, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Multicultural, Museum, Native American Heritage Month, Storytelling, Virtual, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Residential College, Department of American Culture

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