Artist Talk - Thursday February 3, 12 pm - First Nations University of Canada Gallery (1 First Nations Way)
Performance and Reception - Friday February 4, 7 pm - First Nations University of Canada Gallery
About the performance & exhibition: For his latest performance & gallery exhibition, Terrance Houle draws inspiration from his Blackfoot name, Iinniiwahkiimah. Translated into English as Buffalo Herder, the work is emblematic of Houle’s prolific and provocative body of work. Throughout his career, Houle has employed at his discretion performance, photography, video/film, music, painting and tools of mass market dissemination including billboards and vinyl bus advertisements, to amplify and investigate issues of colonization, racism, cultural difference and the representation of Aboriginal people in popular culture.
About Terrance Houle: Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary media artist and a member of the Blood Tribe. A graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Terrance received his BFA in 2003. Terrance received the 2006 Enbridge Emerging Artist Award presented at the Mayors Luncheon for the Arts, City of Calgary, and best experimental film at the 2004 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival. His work has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia, Europe, and Colombia. Recently, Terrance’s work was represented in his first major solo exhibition GIVN’R, presented by Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The retrospective has toured eastern Canada and features works in film, video, performance, installation, mixed media, and photography between 2003-2009. Terrance lives and maintains his art practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.