Tanya Lukin Linklater

Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performances, works for camera, installations, and writings cite Indigenous dance and visual art lineages, our structures of sustenance, and weather as an organizing force. She undertakes embodied inquiry and rehearsal in relation to scores and ancestral belongings in museums and elsewhere alongside dance artists, composers, and poets. Through collaboration, her work reckons with histories that affect Indigenous peoples’ lived experiences, (home)lands, and ideas. She continues to write in relation to what she has come to call felt structures. Her forthcoming and recent exhibitions include the 14th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Aichi Triennale, Japan; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver; Chicago Architecture Biennial; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Heard Museum, Phoenix; Jan Kaps, Cologne; La Biennale de Montréal; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Oakville Galleries, Ontario; New Museum Triennial, New York; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Toronto Biennial of Art; and Winnipeg Art Gallery. Tanya Lukin Linklater is represented by Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. She is the recipient of the Wexner Center for the Arts Artist Residency Award and The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts. Slow Scrape, her first collection of poetry, was published by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism, Montréal (2020) with a second edition published by Talonbooks, Vancouver (2022). Her Sugpiaq homelands, Afognak and Port Lions, are in southwestern Alaska, and she lives and works in Nbisiing Anishinaabeg aki in Ontario. Participated in the “Contingencies of Care” Residency, 2021.


Tanya Lukin Linklater at 72 Perth

Location: 72 Perth Avenue

In August 2021 and continuing to December 2021, the artist Tanya Lukin Linklater began a process of collaborative choreography—albeit one that was geographically dispersed—with four dancers over ten weeks: Ivanie Aubin-Malo and Hanako Hoshimi-Caines from Montréal and Ceinwen Gobert and Emily Law, based in Toronto. Tanya initially composed and sent…


POSTPONED: The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips)

Location: Colborne Lodge

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) will be postponed until June 2023. New dates and times will be shared via our website and social media channels. The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) was intended to be a series of springtime…

Tanya Lukin Linklater: The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips)

Location: High Park Nature Centre

Update:  Due to the air quality, dancers may be inside the High Park Nature Centre for Tanya Lukin Linklater’s open dance rehearsals. Staff will be on hand to guide you. Please join us! The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) is intended to be a series of springtime…