Meet 1/2 Day Workshop Guest Artists
We work with the local artists to conceptualize these workshops, inspired by one of the Contemporary, Indigenous artists in the Powerful Pictures: Representation and Storytelling (teacher resource guide).
I am a Nehiyaw(Cree)/British/German filmmaker, beadworker, visual artist and storyteller whose practice involves documenting and making work about Indigenous cultural resurgence and revitalization. My current interests and investigations revolve around language and the possibilities for art to educate, inform, and instigate critical discussions. I was born and raised in Victoria on Lekwungen territory and am forever grateful for the teachings I have received and relationships I have formed here, that continue to influence and guide my art practice.
Alexis Hogan is an emerging artist and curator living and working as an uninvited guest on traditional T’Souke, Scia’new, Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories. She holds a degree in Visual Arts (2015) from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a focus in printmaking, sculpture and critical, cultural theory. Currently, Alexis is Gallery Coordinator at the fifty fifty arts collective and works as a programming coordinator with the Indigenous Artists Collective and the Indigenous Emerging Artists Program. She recently completed a year-long curatorial research residency, funded by the BC Arts Council Early Career Development Award and supported by Open Space Arts Society, where she researched the overlap in histories of art, resistance and artist-run-center archives. At its roots, her work tends to grapple with the complexities and implications of being a queer settler with Indigenous ancestry (Irish, Quebecois, and Chippewa/Algonquin from Sharbot Lake, Ont) and her relationship to the industries of resource extraction. She seeks to move towards the transformative potential of a decolonial praxis engaged in accountability, vulnerability and action.