Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Past Exhibitions

ROUND UP: Recent Video Work by Torry Mendoza»

August 2, 2010- January 2, 2011;

Video artist Torry Mendoza’s work centers on the re-appropriation and deconstruction of Native identity in popular culture. Through digital editing, re-presentations, and satirical juxtapositions, Mendoza challenges dominant society’s portrayal of Native Americans in order to call attention to the accepted perceptions of “Indigeneity.”

Vision Project Gallery presents: MATTERINGS»

August 2, 2010- January 2, 2011;

Artist Rose B. Simpson’s work in Matterings, curated by Michelle McGeough, inaugurates the MoCNA’s newly formed Vision Project Gallery, a new space dedicated to enhance the Vision Project’s goal of establishing an indigenous arts discourse that reflects the vibrancy and potency of the field at its most current level of activity.


August 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011;

The site specific new work Apaches and Angels by Douglas Miles and his crew Lynette Haozous, Rebekah Miles and Razelle Benally connect the universality of skateboard subculture to today’s Native youth and beyond.

SPLASH: IAIA 2010 BFA Exhibition

March 5 – May 13, 2010;

This exhibit highlights the work of students receiving their bachelor of fine arts degrees from IAIA.

Scout’s Honour

October 10, 2009 – January 31, 2010;

In August 2006, artists Michael Belmore and Frank Shebageget set out on an expedition to explore the social, environmental and cultural landscape of Northern Ontario.

BADLAND: Rebecca Belmore, Lori Blondeau, Bonnie Devine, and Erica Lord

June 26, 2009 – January 31, 2010;

The exhibit explores the ever-changing nature of land, bringing attention to issues of sovereignty, destruction and culture as those relate back to the land and its inhabitants.

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