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Indigenous Art Intensive Keynote Speaker: Cheryl L’Hirondelle
May 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Join us for a series of artist talks, panel conversations and keynote presentations throughout the months of May and June.
The Indigenous Art Intensive features a series of world-renowned speakers, including our keynote presenter, Cheryl L’Hirondelle.
Drop by to the University Theatre on Wednesday, May 18 between 12-1 pm.
About the Speaker
Cheryl L’Hirondelle (Cree/Halfbreed; German/Polish) is an interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter and new media curator whose family roots are from Treaty Six: Papaschase First Nation/amiskwaciy wāskahikan (Edmonton) and Kikino Metis Settlement.
Her work investigates and articulates a dynamism of nēhiyawin (Cree worldview) in contemporary time-place incorporating Indigenous language(s), music, audio, video, VR, sewn objects, the olfactory, and audience/user participation to create immersive environments towards ‘radical inclusion’ and decolonization.
Cheryl was awarded two imagineNATIVE New Media Awards (2005 & 2006), and two Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2006 & 2007 as part of M’Girl) and is a recipient the 2021 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Art. She also exhibits, performs and presents nationally and internationally and she is currently a PhD candidate with SMARTlab at University College, Dublin, in Ireland.