A curatorial lecture by well-known photo-based artist Rosalie Favell will be presented at Aqua Books, 274 Garry Street, on Thursday, January 20 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
PLATFORM engaged Favell in a guest-curator role for the exhibition, Acting Up!: Performing the Indian which is being presented in partnership with Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years.
This lecture will offer Favell a space to discuss her research at the Doctoral level regarding portraiture and its function in indigenous communities and by indigenous contemporary practitioners.
Drawing inspiration from her family history and Métis (Cree/English) heritage, she uses a variety of sources to present a complex self-portrait of her experiences as a contemporary aboriginal woman.
Her work has appeared in numerous solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in national and international venues.
A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnic Institute in Toronto, Rosalie holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
She has studied and taught extensively at the post-graduate level.