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Tomorrow People
February 4th to March 18th - Oboro
A solo exhibition by the artist Skawennati presented at OBORO for Montréal’s 375th.
February 4 – March 18, 2017
Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

The exhibition Tomorrow at OBORO opens a year devoted to Aboriginal artists from the nations that form the territory of current-day Canada. And the artist Skawennati was invited to launch the programming. The kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist from Kahnawà:ke, whose work and involvement have been at the heart of OBORO for over 20 years has played an active role in defining this special year.

In the OBORO galeries, Skawennati tells stories in analog and digital form that take a close look at the notion of time and identity, while machinamas (a technique using video sequences filmed inside virtual spaces), digital prints, photographs and sculptures deftly blend history, tradition, cyberspace and science fiction.

Using the game’s multiple mechanisms, the artist reproduces her own image by creating an avatar that exists on the Internet, particularly on the virtual reality platform Second Life. Skawennati introduces tradition kanien'kehá:ka stories and objects with new technologies and artistic processes.

Skawennati is from the Mohawk territory of Kahnawà:ke and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Concordia in Montréal, where she lives and works. Her innovative art media projects have been presented
Across Turtle Island as part of major exhibitions such as Now? NOW!, at the Biennale of the Americas in Denver, Colorado, and and "Looking Forward (L’Avenir)" at the Montreal Biennale. She received the Best New Media Award from the imagineNative Festival in 2009 as well as a Contemporary Art Fellowship from Eiteljorg Museum in 2011. Her works can be found in a number of public and private collections.

OBORO, which will be showcasing this exhibition, is a centre dedicated to dedicated to the production and presentation of art, contemporary practices and new media.

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