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Please join us for a studio visit with Jeneen Frei Njootli.
Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Vuntut Gwich’in artist and a founding member of the ReMatriate Collective. In her interdisciplinary practice she uses media such as performance, sound and textiles. Much of her work deconstructs the history of the materials she uses. She investigates their relationship to trade, cultural regalia, and the politics of Indigenous Art.
Her work as a contemporary Indigenous artist has been recognized throughout Canada and internationally. In 2018, Njootli was shortlisted as a nominee for the national Sobey Art Award and the winner of the Luminaries Award from the Museum of Northwest Art. In 2017, she won the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Artist Prize. Njootli has exhibited and performed most recently at Remai Modern (Saskatoon, 2019), Encuentro, (Mexico City, 2019), La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel, France, 2019), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2018), Fierman Gallery (New York, 2018), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 2019), and the Toronto Biennale (Toronto, 2019).
Image: Herd, performance, 2016-2018.