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Julie Nagam

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Julie Nagam Title: Associate Professor and Chair in Indigenous Arts of North America
Office: 3A22
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.988.7665
Email: j.nagam@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Bio:

Dr. Julie Nagam is the Chair in the History of Indigenous Art in North America this is a joint appointment with the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Her current SSHRC projects include: The Transactive Memory Keepers: Indigenous Public Engagement in Digital and New Media Labs and Exhibitions and The Kanata Indigenous Performance, New and Digital Media Art (www.transactivememorykeepers.org). She is a co-applicant in partnership grant Initiative for Indigenous Futures (http://abtec.org/iif/) and will be hosting the first Public symposium entitled, Radically Shifting Our Indigenous Future(s): Through Art, Scholarship and Technology at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in late 2017. She has co-edited Indigenous Art New Media and the Digital as a special issue of PUBIC Art, Culture + Ideas journal. Currently she is curating a public art installation for a Reconciliation walk at the Forks in Winnipeg and leading a team to create an Indigenous App for Winnipeg’s art, architectural and place-based history. She is co-curating a massive Indigenous contemporary exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in fall 2017. She has curated and exhibited in ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Her artwork where white pines lay over the water, was shown in, Toronto, Ontario, San Paulo, Brazil, Lyon, France and Wellington, New Zealand. Her installation singing our bones home, was shown in Markham (2013), in London, England, (2013) and in Winnipeg (2014).


Teaching Areas:

ART HISTORY



Courses:

Courses Taught:

HIST 3814       Indigenous Art
HIST 3826       Art History in Focus Urban Interventions: Art, Design and the City HIST 4815 (Cultures of the Past: Art History & Memory) - Diverse Spaces: The Collection of Multicultural and Indigenous art and artifacts in Canadian Museums                                  and Contemporary Galleries



Research Interests:

Research Interests: Cultural and concealed geographies, Indigenous contemporary art, Indigenous theory and methodologies, digital and new media art, public art, critical, curatorial and cultural theory.

SSHRC Grants:
The Transactive Memory Keepers: Indigenous Public Engagement in Digital and New Media Labs and Exhibitions Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Insight Grant Principal Investigator - Awarded 262,600 2016- 2020.The Kanata Indigenous Performance, New and Digital Media Art Project Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council – Insight Development Grant Principal Investigator - Awarded $70, 000 for 2013 – 2015.Canadian Consortium on Performance and Politics in the Americas SSHRC Partnership Grant, Principal Investigator - Dr. Peter Kulchyski. Collaborator – Awarded $2.4 Million 2013-2020. Performance, Placemaking, and Cultural Policy Workshop and Digital Hub SSHRC Connections Grant, Principal Investigator - Dr. Laura Levin. Co-Applicant - Awarded $27, 000 2014. Initiative for Indigenous Futures SSHRC Partnership Grant – Principal Investigator - Jason Lewis. Co- Applicant – Awarded 2.2 Million 2015-2022



Publications:

Publications:

 

PUBLICATIONS: PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS Nagam, Julie. “Disrupting Toronto’s urban space through the creative (in)terventions of Robert Houle”. Εικόνα Visual Studies. Vol 1. Mexico City: SIMO Cultura, 2017. Forthcoming Nagam, Julie. “Five Fierce Indigenous female filmmakers: The Embargo Collective II” eds, Janine Marchessault and William Straw. Cambridge Handbook of Canadian Film Studies. Cambridge Press, 2017. (forth coming) Nagam, Julie. “Traveling soles: Tracing the Footprints of Our Stolen Sisters.” Eds. Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer. Canadian Voices on Performance Studies/Theory. Montreal: McGill-Queens Press, 2017. (forth coming) Nagam, Julie. “Deciphering the digital and binary codes of sovereignty/self- determination and recognition/emancipation” eds. Heather Igloliorte, Julie Nagam, Carla Taunton. PUBLIC, Issue 54, 2016. (Print) Nagam, Julie, Heather Igloliorte, and Carla Taunton – “Transmissions: The Future Possibilities of Indigenous Digital and New Media Art” eds. PUBLIC, Issue 54, 2016. (Print) Nagam, Julie and Carla Taunton “Performing Memory: Embodied Interventions by Indigenous Women Artists.” Eds. Helen Gilbert, Dani Phillipson and Michelle Raheja. In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization. London: University of London Press, 2017. (forthcoming) Nagam, Julie. “Mapping Stories of Place: An alternative cartography through the visual narrative of Jeff Thomas.” Ed. Susan Ashley. Diverse Spaces: Examining Identity, Heritage and Community within Canadian Public Culture. New York: Cambridge Scholars Press. 2013. (Print) Nagam, Julie. “(Re) Mapping the Colonized Body: The Creative Interventions of Rebecca Belmore in the Cityscape.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal: Vol 35. No 4 (Los Angles: UCLA, 2012). (Print) Nagam, Julie. “Transforming & Grappling with Concepts of Activism and Feminism with Indigenous Women Artists.” Atlantis: A Women Studies Journal (Halifax: Mount Saint Vincent University 2008). (Print) Nagam, Julie. “Transformations: Dialogical Community Art – Indigenous Women’s Cultural Politics in Manitoba”. Women and Environments International Journal Crossing Borders: Women, Art and Community Activism (Toronto, 2007). (Print)

 

INVITED PUBLICATIONS:

Nagam, Julie. “If we listen to the land we might ‘see’ our future…. Canadian Art winter Issue 2016. (Print) Nagam, Julie. “be polite....because the settlers might be listening and watching”. Gordon Bennett:Be Polite. eds. Burns, Aileen and Lundh, Johan. Berlin/Brisbane: Sternberg Press and Institute of Modern Art, 2016. (Print) Nagam, Julie. “The occupation of space: Creatively transforming Indigenous living histories in urban spaces.” Land/Slide: Possible Futures (exhibition catalogue). eds. Janine Marchessault, Chloe Brushwood Rose, Jennifer Foster, Aleksandra Kaminska. Toronto: PUBLIC Books. (Print) Nagam, Julie. “singing our bones home” Land/Slide: Possible Futures (exhibition catalogue). eds. Janine Marchessault, Chloe Brushwood Rose, Jennifer Foster, Aleksandra Kaminska. Toronto: PUBLIC Books. (Print) Nagam, Julie, and Kerry Swanson. “Decolonial Interventions in Performance and New Media Art: In Conversation with Cheryl L’Hirondelle and Kent Monkman.” Canadian Theatre Review Vol 159, (Toronto, 2014). (Print and Online) Nagam, Julie. “A Home for Our Migrations: The Canoe as Indigenous Methodology.” The Lake. Toronto: Art Metropole, March 2014. (Print) Nagam, Julie. “in pursuit of Venus”. Toronto: V-Tape, 2013.

Nagam, Julie, and Suzanna Morrissette. “Concealed Geographies”. Toronto: A-Space Gallery, 2012. (Print) Nagam, Julie. “Digging up Indigenous history in Toronto’s cityscape.” Canadian Dimension (Jan/Feb 2009). (Print).

 

Art Exhibitions:

 

2017    our future is in the land: if we listen to it, Smithsonian New York, International (proposal) singing to grandmother moom, Nuit Blanche Toronto, ON ransmission lines: Electrical Currents (proposal) Public Art Winnipeg

2016    where white pines lay over the water, PATAKA Art + Museum, New Zealand untitled, PATAKA Art + Museum, New Zealand.

            Reverbs: Sound Seeds, Santagio Chile, International (Collaboration with artist Tsema)     

2015    where white pines lay over the water, Nuit Blanche, OCADU, Toronto, National

            where white pines lay over the water, website (www.vozavoz.ca) and YYZ Gallery: Toronto, Sept 15, 2015.

2014    singing our bones home, Memory Keepers Urban Shaman Winnipeg, MB, National Stones tell stories too, and white pines lay over the water, The DeVos Art Museum, Rabbit Island Residency in Marquette, Michigan, International

2013    singing our bones home, Ecocentrix Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts, London, England, International

            singing our bones home, LAND/SLIDE: Possible futures, Markham, Ontario, Provincial

            white pines lay over the water, Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Provincial

            white pines lay over the water, Lyon France, International

            white pines lay over the water, Sao Paulo Brazil, International

2011   white pines lay over the water, sound and new media at A-space gallery in show titled S.O.S signals of survival: Toronto, Ontario, Provincial

2006    Mentorship and collective works in Printmaking in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, National

2005    Collective Performance in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, International Understanding Poverty, Political Performance in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, International

2002    Insider/Outsider (Film) shown at Iceland Academy of Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland,  International Stalker (mixed media) shown at Iceland Academy of Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland, International

 

Curated Exhibitions:

2018    Displacement + Occupation (TMK) Winnipeg Art Gallery Spring, 2018.

2017    INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, co-curating with Jaimie Isaac Winnipeg Art Gallery, Sept 2017. National

2016    Transmissions Inuit Printmaking workshop and exhibition for Inuit Blanche St. John’s Oct 12 2016.

2013    in pursuit of Venus, curator for V-tape and imagineNATIVE New Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Ontario.

2012    Concealed Geographies, A-Space, co-curated with Suzanne Morrissette for ImagineNATIVE New Media Arts Festival.

 

Adjunct Faculty Member at York University’s Graduate Program in Theatre & Performance Studies 2013-2019.

Adjunct Faculty Member at OCAD University Faculty of Graduate Studies 2015-2019.

Adjunct Faculty Member at University of Manitoba 2015-2020.