Artist / Curator Talk with Taqralik Partridge and Linda Grussani

Images (left to right): Taqralik Partridge, Linda Grussani

Artist / Curator Talk: Taqralik Partridge in Conversation with Linda Grussani

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond Street West, Toronto

In partnership with Native Women in the Arts, please join us for an exclusive Artist / Curator Talk with Taqralik Partridge and Linda Grussani, as they discuss the exhibition ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit) and share their experience developed during a global pandemic and the richness of Indigenous wisdom bridging physical and virtual spaces.

ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit) runs through May 18, 2024.

About the Artist

Taqralik Partridge is an artist, writer, spoken word poet, and curator from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Her artwork has been showcased both nationally and internationally, with exhibitions at venues such as the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Radical Stitch), Carleton University Art Gallery (The Baroness von Elsa Project), Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Among All These Tundras), and the Sydney Biennale in Australia.

Partridge’s performance work has been featured on CBC radio one, and she has toured with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. In 2020, she published a book of poetry titled curved against the hull of a peterhead.

About the Curator

Linda Grussani (Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg/Italian ancestry) is a curator, art historian and former arts administrator born, raised, and residing on Anishinàbe Akì in the Ottawa area.

For more than 20 years, Grussani has been dedicated to advancing Indigenous arts and culture, promoting positive structural change, and advancing Indigenous cultural diplomacy as a curator, arts administrator, academic, and mentor. Grussani most recently served as the Curator of Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of History, as Director of the Indigenous Art Centre for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and has held various curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada.

Grussani is pursuing a doctoral degree in the Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the recommendations, policies, and methodologies that have influenced the relationships between Indigenous people and institutions in museums and galleries on Anishinàbe Akì over the last 50 years.


Read more about ᐳᓛᖃᑎᒌᑦ (Pulaaqatigiit) here and power here.

The Mawadishiwewin exhibition series is generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario through the Curatorial Projects: Indigenous and Culturally Diverse program.

About Onsite Gallery
www.ocadu.ca/onsite

Onsite Gallery, OCAD University’s flagship professional gallery, presents contemporary, Indigenous, and public art and design to advance knowledge creation and stimulate local and international conversations on the urgent issues of our time.

Gallery Hours
Wednesday: 12 to 7 p.m.
Thursday to Saturday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Gallery admission and all events are free.

Onsite Gallery is an accessible venue with all-gender, single-user washrooms.
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About OCAD University (OCAD U)
OCAD University (www.ocadu.ca) is Canada’s university of the imagination. Founded in 1876, the university is dedicated to art, design and digital media education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines.

Contact Information:
Susan Jama
Programs & Community Coordinator, Onsite Gallery
susanjama@ocadu.ca

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