Lea Prevel Katsanis, PhD
Nadia Myre is a nationally renowned interdisciplinary artist and Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg First Nation. As exemplified by seminal works Indian Act (2002), and The Scar Project (2005-2013), her work explores the politics of belonging by positioning it within a framework of Indigenous resistance and resilience. Myre has an extensive exhibition history, with over 115 shows—25 of which have been solos—just in the last 10 years. Her work can be found in the Canadian Embassies of New York, London, Paris and Greece. Most recent exhibitions include Volume 0 (Zuecca Project, Venice), Balancing Acts (Textile Museum, Toronto, 2019), Show Me Your Wound (Dom Wein, Vienna, 2018/19), Code Switching and Other Work (The Briggait, Glasgow International, 2018), Tout ce qui reste/Scattered Remains (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 2017/18). Myre is the recipient of many commissions and awards, notably the 2014 Sobey Art Award for Canadian artists under 40, and in 2019 was inducted into the Order of Arts and Letters ofQuebec.
Myre works across the disciplines of sculpture, fibres and material practice, photography, video, and performance, and teaches in undergraduate ArtX cluster, and MFA Studio Classes in the department of Studio Arts.