Kent Monkman, Two Kindred Spirits, 2012.
Kent Monkman, Two Kindred Spirits, 2012.

Artist talk with Kent Monkman

December 15, 2012 – 3pm to 4pm

Please join Plug In ICA for a artist’s talk by Kent Monkman on Saturday, December 15th at 3:00pm. Monkman will talk about “Two Kindred Sprits,” his multi-media installation featured in the third installment of the My Winnipeg Project, Winter Kept Us Warm. This will be the first presentation of his new installation in Winnipeg.

Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at numerous Canadian museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He has participated in various international group exhibitions including: The American West, at Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, England, Remember Humanity at Witte de With, Rotterdam, the 2010 Sydney BiennaleMy Winnipeg at Maison Rouge, Paris, and Oh Canada!, MASS MOCA.

Monkman has created site specific performances at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Royal Ontario Museum, and at Compton Verney, he has also made Super 8 versions of these performances which he calls “Colonial Art Space Interventions.” His award-winning short film and video works have been screened at various national and international festivals, including the 2007 and 2008 Berlinale, and the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum London, The Glenbow Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Simthsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Vancouver Art Gallery . He is represented by Galerie Florent Tosin in Berlin, Trepanier Baer Gallery in Calgary, and Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal.

Plug In ICA Lecture Series supporter: BMO Financial Group.