NIIPA 20/20 presents over 150 photographic works by fifty alumni photographers of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association (NIIPA).
Created between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, and sourced from NIIPA’s permanent collection and past exhibitions, the photographs in NIIPA 20/20 visualize the diverse interests and concerns of the alumni photographers and promote a positive, realistic, and contemporary image of Indigenous life on Turtle Island.
NIIPA 20/20 celebrates the individual and collective artistic achievements of the alumni photographers, and the dedicated staff that supported the presentation of their photographic works over the span of NIIPA’s 20-year history.
This exhibition is the culmination of a five-year archival research project shining light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association, an Indigenous arts service organization founded in Hamilton in 1985, which played a critical role in advocating for, supporting, and building up a community of emerging and established Indigenous photographers in Canada and the United States.
June 23, 5:00-7:00pm
McMaster Museum of Art
Free & open to the public – no registration required
Panel talk – NIIPA in the 90s
June 16th, 3:00-4:30PM EST
Featuring Yvonne Maracle, Carol Hill and Tim Johnson and moderated by Rhéanne Chartrand
Watch the recording:
NIIPA Alumni Reunion
August 25, 9:30am-5:30pm
Online via Zoom. Register here.
Curated by: Rhéanne Chartrand
May 31, 2022 – September 02, 2022
Ancient Greek and Roman coinage represents the intersection of politics, economics, and art; no other medium in the ancient world more closely reflects the decisions of administrations, the expectations of civic bodies, and detailed craftspersonship. Coins are among the most ubiquitous artifacts from Classical antiquity and despite their small size, are among the most instructive […]
This catalogue documents a multi-year art-science project called Immune Nations, produced on the occasion of its exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Initiated in 2014 and co-led by Steven Hoffman (York University), Sean Caulfield (University of Alberta), and Natalie Loveless (University of Alberta), Immune Nations brought together scientists, policy experts, […]
Peripheral Vision(s) includes scholarly essays by some of the most prominent Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices within the fields of Indigenous art history and art criticism today.
Animals Across Discipline, Time & Space brings together works by five North American artists who use animal imagery to critically and dramatically address how we animals interact with the world around us.
#nofilterneeded shines light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association, 1985-1992
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