Doors open at 5:30 PM
Discussion in English with whispered translation to French available
As part of Unceded Voices: Anticolonial Street Artists Convergence, this discussion will focus on the art practices of the participating artists as well as their reflections on anticolonial art as a form of resistance to capitalism and all forms of oppression. It will also address the importance of creating a community of women artists who identify as Indigenous and women of colour on Turtle Island. Additionally, the discussion will include the questions of feminism and the participation of women in street art.
Melanie Cervantes (Oakland) is a Xicana artist and activist as well as the cofounder of Dignidad Rebelde, a collective graphic art project in support of the Xicanisma and Zapatismo historical struggles. She is also a member of a number of collectives including Justseeds, Taller Tupac Amaru and Conjeco Gráfico. www.dignidadrebelde.com
Lindsay Katsitsakatste Delaronde (Kahnawake) is a photographer and a performance artist. Her work reflects on the identities of Indigenous women within the contemporary urban context. She studied at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and at the University of Victoria.
Camille Larivée (Montreal) is a queer and feminist street artist who works often with the medium of textile and focuses her practice on anticolonial struggles. She is part of the mother-daughter project Angora and the main organizer of Unceded Voices. Camille has studied Art History at UQAM where she is currently enrolled in Feminist Studies. angoramtl.tumblr.com
Lianne Marie Leda Charlie (Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation) is an artist based in the Yukon. She is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Politics at the University of Hawai`i in Mānoa. https://instagram.com/littlesalmonwoman/
Jessica Sabogal (Oakland) is a Colombian muralist and street artist based in Oakland (United States). Through the medium of the spray can, she aims to color her canvas and unravel stories she once heard, lived, and loved, stories of struggles... Throughout the years, Sabogal has consistently explored the meaning of her work as a female graffiti artist in a male-dominated field. jessicasabogal.com
Swarm (Montreal-Toronto) is a street artist of mixed-race background who focuses their work on representations of nature, earth and the universe. Swarm uses these images to introduce a different understanding of ‘nature’ opposing the hegemonic conceptions promoted by colonial societies. The goal of their work is to create a portrait that transcends the psychological consequences of identity erasure and racial violence based on ethnic ambiguity. https://instagram.com/sw_rm