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Post Image is pleased to welcome director Shelley Niro for a Screening & Q+A on March 28th followed by an artist talk on March 29th as part of the Moving the Landscape to Find Ground speaker series. 

The Screening & Q+A will be held on March 28th from 6pm-8pm at DeSeve Cinema (1400 de, Maisonneuve Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8). Click here to register.

The Artist Talk will be held on March 29th at 6PM: in-person at EV 11.705 (1515 Saint-Catherine W., Concordia University). Please be advised that this event is IN-PERSON ONLY.

Moving the Landscape to Find Ground, a cycle of artist talks and artist residencies which takes place from September 2022 until May 2023. This series is built from a shared ambition to break open lens-based practices via the interrogation of the colonial prism through which photography exists. We are inviting conversation among all communities impacted by the colonial gaze.

Studio Visit The speakers invited to Moving the Landscape to Find Ground will also provide visits to Concordia University graduate students studios. If you wish to have Shelley Niro visit you in your studio and view your work (at Concordia), please sign up here.

Artist Bio Shelley Niro is a Bay of Quinte Mohawk, member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Turtle clan.

Niro attended a graphic arts course for a while at Durham College in Oshawa, concentrating on photography, drawing and art history. Years later Niro went to Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She graduated with Honours. In 2019 she was honoured with an honorary doctorate from the Ontario College of Arts and Design University.

Shelley was the inaugural recipient of the Aboriginal Arts Award presented through the Ontario Arts Council in 2012. In 2017 Niro received the Governor General’s Award For The Arts from Canada Council, the Scotiabank Photography Award and the Hnatsyshyn Foundation Reveal Award. She became an honorary elder in the Indigenous Curatorial Collective. In 2019 Niro was the Laureate of the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Photography.

Niro has recently completed film production on a film, CAFE DAUGHTER. Niro’s film work has received support from Telefilm Canada, the Indigenous Screen Office, Ontario Creates and The Northern Ontario Film Office.

Recent Niro exhibitions: A Good Long Look: Branden, Manitoba at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba; Dunlop Art Gallery,Regina, Saskatchewan; Shelley Niro: women, land, river: at the Art Gallery of Peterborough. Something Cold and Hard Like Winter: The Robert Langen Art Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Kitchener and Greater New York: at PS1 MOMA, New York. Boundless: Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor Ontario.

If you wish to see the rest of the talks, please visit our programming section, sign up to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram. Our programming is in collaboration with the Indigenous Futures Research  Centre, the Feminist Media Studio and the Black Perspectives Office. This project is generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Milieux Institute for Arts and Culture and Concordia University’s OVPRGS (Office of the Vice-President, Research and Graduate Studies).