2019 Archive

Kite a.k.a. Suzanne Kite (Oglála Lakȟóta, born in Sylmar, CA, USA; lives in Montreal, QC, Canada) is a performance artist, visual artist, and composer. She is a graduate of Bard MFA Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Annandale-on-Hudson and a PhD candidate at Concordia University, Montreal. Kite is also a Research Assistant for the Initiative for Indigenous Futures and a 2019 Trudeau Scholar. Her research is concerned with contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media, and performance practice.


Althea Thauberger & Kite at Small Arms

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building

Thauberger + Kite’s installation Call to Arms features audio and video recordings of their rehearsals with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) York band in advance of a live performance of four musical scores by Kite during the Biennial’s opening weekend in addition to the band’s own repertoire. Boasting the country’s…


Call to Arms

Location: HMCS York

As part of the Biennial’s launch, in collaboration with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship HMCS York, four musical scores by Kite will be performed along with the band’s own repertoire. Boasting the country’s only conch shell sextet, the Navy band will perform inside the Navy’s drill hall, a “stone ship” a…

Future, Fire, Fiction

Location: 259 Lake Shore Blvd East

Future, Fire, Fiction—storytelling workshop for imagining future technologies through design justice and Indigenous philosophy Design practitioner and community organizer Una Lee and artist and composer Suzanne Kite (Kite), tell stories about the past, present, and future, and invite participants to do the same, asking: Which technologies will we need in…