The Museum is presenting a first solo show of works from the past fifteen years by Nadia Myre, a Quebec multidisciplinary artist who is a member of the Anishnabeg Kitigan Zibi First Nation. Her work is part of a participatory process and addresses topics of identity, language, desire and memory. Revisiting official history and the political and social struggles of indigenous people both here and elsewhere, Myre combines her own experience with that of others to produce a significant, empowering body of work. By reappropriating the traditions and tales of history, she seeks to spark reflection and build bridges among cultures. This presentation is part of the Darling Foundry’s artist in residence project for 2016-2017, sponsored by the MMFA; it follows those of Julie Favreau (2016), Mathieu Beauséjour (2015), Nicolas Lachance (2013-2014) and Chih-Chien Wang (2012).
The exhibition is organized by the MMFA.
Nadia Myre, born in Montreal in 1974, À travers le poème à plusieurs noms (from the poem Émergence by Johanne Laframboise), 2016, black and white photograph. Collection of the artist.