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Indigeneities across borders


Salma Bensaïfi, Miao Dekat, Joannie Grenier and Petra Höller

With EAHR Mentors Elizabeth Davis, Hanss Torres Lujan, Chiara Montpetit and Alexandra Nordstrom


January 16th - Februrary 15th, 2019


This vitrine exhibition brings together a group of artworks by Bob Haozous, Sky Hopinka, Alootook Ipellie and Michelle Jack that explore themes of indigeneity and mobility across politically and socially imposed borders of settler-colonial North America. A suitcase made of metal wires render visible the concept of borders, their constant dislocation, as well as the ongoing heated contestation over the presence of physical and virtual walls in the twenty-first century.


EAHR (Ethnocultural Art Histories Research group) is a student-driven research community based in Concordia University’s Department of Art History since 2011 that facilitates opportunities to critically engage with issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the arts in Canada. This EAHR exhibition is in partnership with students in Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim’s course, ARTH 379 Postcolonial Theory in Art History: Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art, fall 2018. The project is made possible with the support of The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and the Department of Art History.


Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtià:ke/Montreal.

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