Socially Engaged Art In & With Indigenous Communities - a workshop with Dylan Miner

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 12:30pm
Event Location: 
Black Box Theater, IMU
Madison Street
Iowa City, IA 52242

Socially Engaged Art In & With Indigenous Communities 

In this discussion-based workshop,  Dylan Miner will discuss his own artistic practice in relationship to larger issues of contemporary art,  Indigenous sovereignty,  settler-colonialism,  and anti-capitalist politics. He will pay particular attention to two ongoing projects,  Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigwag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) and Dismantling the Illegitimate Border
Dylan Miner (Métis) is a border-crossing artist,  activist,  historian,  and curator working throughout Turtle Island. In 2010,  he was awarded an Artist Leadership Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian, USA). Last year,  Miner exhibited at The Dreaming: Australia’s International Indigenous Festival and hung solo exhibitions in Norway and Canada. As a member of the artists’ collective Justseeds,  he was awarded the Grand Prix at the 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Slovenia,  and installed a solo Justseeds exhibition at the 29th Biennial.
His ongoing project Anishnaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) is presently at the University of Iowa Museum of Art and has been shown at the Vancouver Art Gallery and The Power Plant, Toronto. Miner holds a PhD in the History of Art from The University of New Mexico; he publishes extensively and lectures globally. Currently,  Miner teaches at Michigan State University in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.