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26 March, 6 pm, Thursday
SMFA Library / SMFA
Tsēmā Igharas
Presented in conjunction with the Indigenous Art + Theory Symposium, Center for the Humanities at Tufts

Tsēmā Igharas is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation. She uses Potlatch methodology to create compelling performance work and installations. Her practice is informed by Northwest Coast Formline Design and her studies in visual culture, as well as by time spent in the mountains. Her unique approach challenges the colonial value system and its relation to the land and, through methods of care, promotes strategies of resistance.

Igharas has a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design an MFA from OCAD University. She won the 2018 Emily Award for outstanding ECUAD alumni and has shown and performed in numerous places in Canada, including the Montreal Contemporary Native Art Biennial. Internationally, she has participated in events in Chiapas, Mexico; Asheville, North Carolina; and Santiago, Chile.