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An evening of Art and Conversation with Kent Monkman


Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join other members of exeQutive and their invited guests for an evening of art and conversation with one of Canada's most celebrated artists, Kent Monkman.  Mr. Monkman and his team will lead a tour of the works currently on display at his studio, followed by Q&A and discussion with Mr. Monkman.

As many of you know, Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who is well known for his provocative reinterpretations of romantic North American landscapes. Themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience - the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experience - are explored in a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation.  His work has been exhibited internationally and is widely represented in the collections of major Museums in Canada and the USA.

His glamorous gender fluid alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle appears in much of his work as a time travelling, shape shifting and supernatural being, who reverses the colonial gaze, upending received notions of history and Indigenous people.  With Miss Chief at centre stage, Monkman has created memorable site specific performances at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Royal Ontario Museum, The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Compton Verney, and most recently at the Denver Art Museum. 

Mr. Monkman's full bio is available here: