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Indigenous Art Intensive 2024: Artist talks with Marika Swan and Krystle Silverfox

June 12 at 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Female presenter on stage

The annual Indigenous Art Intensive gathers artists, curators, writers and scholars to engage in contemporary ideas rooted in Indigenous art-making.

Join us at the University Theatre on Wednesday, June 12 from noon to 3:30 pm for a series of talks with printmaker and photographer Marika Swan and interdisciplinary artist Krystle Silverfox followed by a question and answer period moderated by UBC Okanagan Gallery Director Tania Willard.

About the artists

Marika Echachis Swan / ƛ̓upinup is a mother and artist of mixed Tla-o-qui-aht, Scottish and Irish descent. Her main creative practice is woodblock printmaking, often layered with other visual arts techniques such as carving, stencil and photography. With no formal arts training, Marika has developed her own contemporary take on the iconic Nuu-chah-nulth aesthetic through mentorship, study and fearless experimentation. Her evocative work is a voice for Nuu-chah-nulth cultural values from an uncompromising, feminist perspective.



Krystle Silverfox is a member of Selkirk First Nation (Wolf Clan), and interdisciplinary visual artist. She currently lives and works on the territory of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and Ta’an Kwach’an Council (Whitehorse, Yukon).

Silverfox holds both a BFA in Visual Art (2015); a BA in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from UBC (2013); also an MFA in Interdisciplinary studies from Simon Fraser University (2019). Her artistic practice explores different materials, methodologies, and symbols to create conceptual works. Krystle Silverfox is inspired by Indigenous feminism, trans- nationalism, decolonialism, activism, and lived experience.


June 12
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Additional Info

Room Number
ADM 026
Registration/RSVP Required
Event Type
Presentation, Social, Talk/Lecture
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Indigenous
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Students