Nadia Myre Artist Talk
Mother Tongue/GI

Event Type:

Guest Lecture


Glasgow Film Theatre (Cinema 2), 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB


19 Apr 2018
11:00 - 12:00



Nadia Myre
Image courtesy of the artist and Art Mûr

Nadia Myre Artist Talk

Event info

To mark the opening of 'Code-Switching and Other Work' at The Briggait for Glasgow International 2018, The GSA School of Fine Art Public Lecture Series and curators Mother Tongue present an artist talk from Nadia Myre. Through processes of imprinting, documenting, weaving and excavating, Myre's work for GI 2018 responds to local histories of clay tobacco pipe production to ask enduring questions around colonial legacies. Presenting an overview of her practice and introducing the new work produced for Glasgow International 2018, Myre's talk will be followed by a Q&A session moderated by curator Tiffany Boyle.

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Nadia Myre (b.1974) is a visual artist from Montreal and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. For over a decade, her multi-disciplinary practice has been inspired by participant involvement, forging a dialogue through her work around identity, resilience and the politics of belonging. A mid-career exhibition of the artists’ work is currently on show at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, and in 2019, she will present a solo exhibition at Canada House, London. Myre has exhibited in solo and group presentations substantially across Canada, and internationally in locations spanning Gorée Island, Senegal; Art Mûr, Leipzig; Biennial of Sydney, Australia; and Shanghai Biennale, China. She has recently undertaken residencies with the McCord Museum, Montréal, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta. Myre’s work is held by collections including the Musée nationale des beaux arts du Québec; MacKenzie Art Gallery; City of Ottawa; National Gallery of Canada; Musée de la civilization (Québec); Canadian Museum of History; Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal; National Museum of American Indian; and Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain de Lorraine in France. Her work can be found on permanent exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Gallery of Canada. In 2014, she was awarded the prestigious Sobey Art Award, and in 2017 was appointed the Canada Research Chair Research Chair in Indigenous Art Practice in the department of Studio Arts at Concordia University, Montreal.


Supported by Glasgow International, British Council, WASPS, Art Mûr, the Québec Government Office London, The Glasgow School of Art, Concordia University, and Canada House.