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Liquid, Love, Dreams: Indigenous Art as Strategy

Liquid, Love, Dreams: Indigenous Art as Strategy

A lecture and conversation with Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous Art, Art Gallery of Ontario , chaired by Dr Marie Collier

About this event

In this Zoom lecture, Wanda Nanibush discusses how First Nations contemporary art that comes from the places of liquid, love and dreams bring us new modes of being. Nanibush will use examples from her work inside the Art Gallery of Ontario and outside in the streets to discuss how to center Indigenous ways of being/moving beyond mere accommodation of difference or inclusion.

Prior to joining the AGO in 2016, Wanda Nanibush held various curatorial and academic roles across Canada since 2001. In addition to independent curation, Nanibush held the post of Aboriginal Arts Officer at the Ontario Arts Council, Executive Director of ANDPVA and strategic planning for CCA. She holds a Master’s Degree in visual studies from the University of Toronto, where she has also taught graduate courses. Nanibush has published widely in magazines, books and journals. As co-lead of the AGO’s department of Indigenous and Canadian art, Nanibush’s area of specialty is Indigenous Art and collection diversification. (

About The Cambridge Modern and Contemporary Art Seminar Series:

The MaCA Seminar meets every other week during full term at 5pm, hosting a range of speakers including scholars, artists and curators. For the academic year 2021/22 the open meetings will take place remotely via zoom and at the History of Art Department when possible. A Zoom link will be circulated via email to those who register.

Convenors of the Cambridge Modern and Contemporary Art Seminar Series 2020/21 are Prof Alyce Mahon ( and Dr Sofia Gotti (

Image: Rebecca Belmore performance “Facing the Monumental”, (Queens Park, Toronto, 2014) curated by Wanda Nanibush in House of Wayward Spirits. Wanda Nanibush Curator, Indigenous Art Indigenous & Canadian Art Dept AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario.


Nov 22 2021


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 22 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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