Bruno Canadien, Hustle & Bustle/Downriver House, 2016. Acrylic, graphite, coloured pencil, found images, flagging tape, satin ribbon, on panel. 274.3 x 243.8 cm. Collection of the artist.

SEPT 22-APRIL 22, 2018

INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE brings together 29 emerging-to-established Indigenous artists who are pushing boundaries with their work. The collection considers political insurgency and cultural resurgence to radically shift our understanding of Canada, now and in the future. Working in a variety of media, the artists focus on Indigenous intergenerational cultural knowledge within land based practices, gender, traditional aesthetics, language revitalization, interconnected kinships, identity, and material culture. INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is the WAG's largest-ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art and includes 12 new commissions from artists across Canadian territories and nations. Feel the pulse of today through tufting, tattooing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, beading, media, and performance.

Featuring work by:
Barry Ace • KC Adams • Joi T. Arcand • Dee Barsy • Scott Benesiinaabandan • Jordan Bennett • Heather Campbell • Bruno Canadien • Hannah Claus • Dana Claxton • Dayna Danger • Earthline Tattoo Collective • Bracken Hanuse Corlett • Tsema Igharas • Ursula Johnson • Casey Koyczan • Kenneth Lavallee • Duane Linklater • Tanya Lukin Linklater • Amy Malbeuf • Kent Monkman • Caroline Monnet • Tiffany Shaw-Collinge • Frank Shebageget • Amanda Strong • Joseph Tisiga • Couzyn van Heuvelen • Isabella Weetaluktuk • Linus Woods

Curated by Jaimie Isaac and Julie Nagam

The Winnipeg Art Gallery will be closed to the public for maintenance October 17-19, with a few exceptions for special events. We will re-open October 20 as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Dee Barsy, My Four Grandmothers, 2017. Acrylic on gessoed birch panel. 91.4 x 62.6 cm. Collection of the artist.

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Past Programs & Events


    Join us for an exclusive preview of INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art.

    Friday, September 22 from 5:30pm to 7pm


    Join us for the opening of INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE, the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art.

    Friday, September 22 from 7pm to 10pm


    A special gathering celebrating the artists and artwork featured in the contemporary Indigenous art exhibition, INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE.

    Saturday, September 23 from 1pm to 4pm

  • Culture Days at the WAG

    As a part of Culture Days, on Saturday Sept 30, enjoy free Gallery admission from 11am-5pm!

    Saturday, September 30 from 11am to 5pm

  • Intervening the Image, short works by Kent Monkman

    Presented in partnership with WNDX and The Decolonizing Lens, join us for a screening of short works by Kent Monkman followed by a key note lecture with the artist.

    Sunday, October 8 from 2pm to 5pm

  • Panel Discussion: The Power of the Arts to Build Resilient Communities

    This panel discussion will explore the potential and power of the arts to build resilient communities, featuring award-winning community mobilizer Michael Champagne, visual artists Kenneth Lavallee and Jessica Canard, and Music Director of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Alexander Shelley.

    Wednesday, October 18 from 11am to 1:30pm

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