Assistant Professor, Studio Arts
Hannah Claus is a transdisciplinary artist of Kanien’kehá:ka / English heritage whose practice-based research engages with the idea of space shaped by language, material culture and place as transversal living concepts. She employs Onkwehonwenéha [Indigenous methodology] to critique dominant colonial narratives and give voice to Indigenous histories, teachings and cosmologies. A 2019 Eiteljorg Fellow and 2020 Prix Giverny recipient, recent group exhibitions include Inaabiwin (touring exhibition with the Robert McLaughlin Gallery; Oshawa), Future Retrospectives (Harbourfront Gallery; Toronto) and Àbadakone (National Gallery of Canada; Ottawa). Claus’ installations belong to various public collections, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Eiteljorg Museum, the North American Native Museum (Zurich, CH), the Musée des beaux arts de Montréal, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the City of Montreal. Claus is a member of the Board of Directors of the Conseil des arts de Montréal and a co-founder of daphne, a new Indigenous contemporary arts centre based in Tiohtià:ke [Montreal]. Claus is a member of Tyendinaga Mohawks Bay of Quinte.