Bio

 

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Lacie Burning is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) and Onondaga artist and curator born in Brantford and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River reserve in Southern Ontario, Canada. They work in photography, video, installation, and sculpture and will graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2019 with a focus on Indigenous Art. Having come from a culturally and politically grounded upbringing, their work focuses on politics of Indigeneity and identity from a Haudenosaunee perspective. They were a resident of Plug In ICA’s Summer Institute II: BUSH gallery’s Site/ation in Winnipeg and their solo exhibition Reflection Series in The Gam’s Studio Series for Capture Photography Festival was named one of seven TD Curator Picks. Burning has collaborated with Indigenous Editor-at-Large Lindsay Nixon on a feature article for Canadian Art Magazine’s 2018 winter issue, titled LAND/BODY/RECIPROCITY. They also co-curated Unsettling Colonial Gender Boundaries with June Scudeler for Queer Arts Festival in partnership with Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival and sit on the board for VIMAF.   They have exhibited and performed in Vancouver, Toronto’s Critical Distance, Kitchener’s Open Sesame Gallery, and Brantford. Lacie was long-listed for the Philip B. Lind Prize for emerging artist working with photography, film, and video through the Polygon Gallery in 2018.