Julie Nagam

 

Collaborator - OCAD University

j.nagam@uwinnipeg.ca

Dr. Julie Nagam is the Chair in the History of Indigenous Art of North America at the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Her current SSHRC project includes The Kanata Indigenous Performance, New and Digital Media Art Project (www.transactivememorykeepers.org). She is a co-investigator in SSHRC partnership project Initiative For Indigenous Futures.

Nagam has published, The Occupation of Space: Creatively Transforming Indigenous Living Histories in Urban Spaces (2015); A Home for Our Migrations: The Canoe as Indigenous Methodology (2014); Charting Indigenous Stories of Place: An alternative cartography through the visual narrative of Jeff Thomas (2013) and (Re)Mapping the Colonized Body: The Creative Interventions of Rebecca Belmore in the Cityscape (2012). In 2012, she co-curated the exhibition Concealed Geographies and in 2013 curated Lisa Rehiana’s new media installation in pursuit of venus at A-Space Gallery in Toronto, Canada as part of ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

Nagam’s creative practices include working in mixed media, such as drawing, photography, painting, sound, projections, new and digital media. Her work where white pines lay over the water, was shown in, Toronto, Ontario, San Paulo, Brazil and Lyon, France. Her installation singing our bones home, was a part of LAND/SLIDE, in Markham, Canada and Ecocentrix in London, England, 2013 and in Winnipeg at Urban Shaman Gallery in 2014. Her new installation stones tell stories too was shown as a group show at De Vos Museum in Michigan United States