Join us on Thursday March 25, 2021 at 6pm CT, for a virtual artist talk with Scott Benesiinaabandan. This talk will be delivered via Zoom.
ASL interpretation is available by request for Deaf attendees. Requests must be submitted by 5pm on Saturday March 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom’s automatic closed captioning will be enabled during the presentation.
The Zoom link will be posted a week prior to the event. You do not need to download Zoom ahead of time, but may do so at https://zoom.us.
This event will be recorded–please turn your video off when joining the Zoom meeting if you prefer not to be recorded. This artist talk is free to attend and open to the public.
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Scott Benesiinaabandan is an Anishinaabe (Obishkkokaang) intermedia artist who works primarily in photography, video, audio and printmaking. Scott has completed an international residencies at Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia, Context Gallery in Derry, North of Ireland, and University Lethbridge/Royal Institute of Technology iAIR residency, along with international collaborative projects in both the U.K and Ireland. Scott is currently based in Montreal, where he is completing a MFA in Photography, where is also a long running artist-in-residency at OBx Labs/Ab-TeC and Initiative for Indigenous Futures. He is currently investigating new mediums such as audio works, light sculptures and virtual reality.
In the past years, Benesiinaabandan has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and Conseil des arts des lettre du Quebec. His work can be found in a number of private, provincial and national collections.
Benesiinaabandan has taken part in several notable exhibitions across Canada and internationally: Harbourfront’s Flatter the Land/Bigger the Ruckus, Subconscious City at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, GHOSTDANCE at Ryerson Image Centre and solo exhibitions; unSacred, at Gallery 1C03; and in Sydney, Australia, mii omaa ayaad/Oshiki Inendemowin, Melbourne; Blood Memories, little resistances at Platform Gallery; and Insurgence/Resurgence at the WAG. He recently completed a public commission for CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto.
Benesiinaabandan’s work can be viewed online at http://www.benesiinaabandan.com.