Tanya Lukin Linklater

Tanya Lukin Linklater's (b. 1976, originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions, southern Alaska; lives/works: North Bay, Ontario) work centres knowledge production in and through orality, conversation, and embodied practices. While reckoning with histories that affect Indigenous peoples' lives, lands and ideas, she investigates insistence in both concept and application. Her practice encompasses dance, performance, video, photography, installation, and writing. She often produces performances with dancers, composers, musicians and poets, in relation to the architecture of museums, objects in exhibition, scores, and cultural belongings.

Her exhibitions include San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2020), Remai Modern (2020, 2017, 2016), Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (2018), Art Gallery of Ontario (2017), Winnipeg Art Gallery (2017), La Biennale de Montréal (2016), Art Gallery of Alberta (2016). Current and new works, including a performance, were to be included at Tate Modern in the BMW Tate Live Exhibition 2020 in London (cancelled due to COVID-19).

Lukin Linklater is a doctoral candidate at Queen's University, she holds a Master's of Education from the University of Alberta (2003), and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University (1998). Her writing, including poetry and essays, has been published in journals and other publications, and in 2019 she received the Art Writing Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. Slow Scrape, her first book of poetry, was recently published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism.