- February 6, 2004 to March 5, 2004
The three artists work with the wearable costume as a means to represent the indigenous body, while dealing with the stereotypes and realities of aboriginal communities. They reconnect with history through the language of ceremonial clothing, the use of traditional family crests and the incorporation of organic materials.
By Daina Warren, Peter Morin, Sonny Assu
- Curated by Daina Warren
artist | 2 ProgramsArtists Daina Warren
Daina Warren, of the Montana Cree Nation in Hobbema, Alberta, has worked extensively in the contemporary arts community. In 2000 she was awarded Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program to work with grunt gallery in Vancouver. This opportunity led to a permanent
position with the artist-run centre as an associate curator and administrator until 2009. Most recently, Warren completed the Canada Council’s Aboriginal Curatorial Residency at the National Gallery of Canada where she curated the group exhibition Don’t Stop Me Now, on display until October 2011. She received her Bachelor’s degree in 2003, graduating from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Warren is currently completing an MA
in Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia.