The artist’s gender fluid, time-travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, narrates the story through the lens of Indigenous resilience, from New France and Confederation, to the harsh urban environment of Winnipeg’s North End and contemporary life on the reserve.
Created as a response to Canada 150, this nationally touring exhibition features nearly 80 pieces, including Monkman’s own paintings, installations and sculptures, in dialogue with historical artifact loaned from museums and private collections across Canada.
About the Artist
Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of media, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. His work is known for its provocative reinterpretations of Romantic North American landscapes, and it explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience: the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experience.
In the News
- Feb 3, 2020, CBC – Kent Monkman exhibition extended at Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Dec 17, 2019, CBC – Big, bold, audacious’ Kent Monkman artworks ‘at home’ at the Met, says curator
- Oct 12, 2019, CBC – Q&A: Artist Kent Monkman takes a trip back to Winnipeg’s North End
- Sept 26, 2019, Winnipeg Free Press – Giving colonialism a shake – Artist Kent Monkman intends to unsettle viewers as exhibition stops at the WAG