As part of the presentation of the work TimeTraveller™, the MAC invites you to a conversation between the artist Skawennati and Greg Hill, Audain Chair and Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. Their encounter will take place in the exhibition space at Place Ville-Marie on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 5:30 pm and be hosted by Marie-Eve Beaupré, curator of the MAC collection.
Skawennati investigates history, the future, and change from her perspective as an urban Kanien’kehá:ka woman and as a cyberpunk avatar. Her machinimas, still images, textiles and sculpture have been presented in internationally in biennials, group exhibitions and solo shows. They are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and the Thoma Foundation, among others.
Recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, she is also a proud member of the Guild of Future Architects and a founding board member of daphne, Montreal’s first Indigenous artist-run centre. She co-directs Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace, a research-creation network based at Concordia University, where she received her BFA. Originally from Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati resides in Montreal. She is represented by ELLEPHANT.
Greg Hill is the inaugural Audain Chair and Senior Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. He is a Kanyen’kehaka member of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. To build a platform for Indigenous art and art histories at the National Gallery, Greg has assembled a leading collection of contemporary Indigenous art from around the world; curated several retrospective exhibitions for senior Indigenous artists in Canada, such as Norval Morrisseau, Carl Beam, and Alex Janvier; and is co-curator for the ongoing series of exhibitions of contemporary international Indigenous art, initiated in 2013 with Sakahán, followed by Àbadakone/Continuous Fire/Feu continuel (2019–20). Hill is co-curator for Shelley Niro: 500 Year Itch (2023) and Àbadakone (2025).