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.

Lukin Linklater's forthcoming and recent exhibitions include the 14th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2023); Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2022); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2022); Oakville Galleries, Canada (2022); New Museum Triennial, New York (2021); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2020); Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2020, 2017, 2016); Heard Museum, Phoenix (2020); Trinity Square Video, Toronto (2020); Chicago Architecture Biennial (2019); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville (2018); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2017); Winnipeg Art Gallery (2017); La Biennale de Montréal (2016); and Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2016).

Lukin Linklater is a doctoral candidate at Queen's University, she holds a Masters of Education from the University of Alberta (2003), and a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University (1998). She received the Wexner Center for the Arts Artist Residency Award in Visual Arts, Columbus (2022–2023), was the recipient of The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, Visual Arts (2021), and in 2019 she received the Art Writing Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. Slow Scrape, her first book of poetry, was published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism (2020) with a second edition published by Talonbooks (2022).