Duane Linklater

Duane Linklater, The place I seek to go, 2014. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Photo: SITE Photography

Duane Linklater, The place I seek to go, 2014. Courtesy of Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver. Photo: SITE Photography

Duane Linklater (b. 1976, Treaty 9 territory, Canada) is Omaskêko Ininiwak and lives and works in Ontario. Working in sculpture, photography, film and video, installation, and text Linklater makes visible notions of cultural loss, amnesia and family identity. By displaying artefacts, traditions and the current and historical conditions of indigenous people in a museum context, Linklater interrogates and redresses the psychological and theoretical power structures of the museum acting as cultural gatekeeper. In 2013 Linklater was awarded the prestigious Sobey Art Award, Canada’s largest prize given to an artist under 40.

Recent exhibitions include 80WSE, New York, USA (2017); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada (2017); SeMa Biennale, Seoul, South Korea (2016); Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA (2015); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA (2015); Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2015); Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (2015); and Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada as part of dOCUMENTA (13) (2012).