Nadia Myre

Nadia Myre is driven by a need to communicate something profoundly human, and in her practice she addresses issues related to desire, loss, resiliency, and knowledge. Her research interests are ethnological, sociological, and political, even as she integrates an exploration of the formal aspect of artworks. Her process, sometimes collaborative, is guided by a need to redefine herself as a woman of Algonquin descent: she is inspired by the issues of displacement, both geographical and cultural, of Indigenous communities and their struggle for recognition.

The artist receives the generous support of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2016-17) and Québecor (2018).

Biography

Nadia Myre holds an MFA from Concordia University. Represented by GalerieArt Mûr in Montreal, she received the prestigious Sobey Art Award in 2014. Myre is a recipient of numerous other awards, notably Banff Centre for Arts Walter Phillips Gallery Indigenous Commission Award (2016), Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Les Elles de l’art for the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2011), and Quebec Arts Council’s Prix à la création artistique pour la région des Laurentides (2009).

Recent exhibitions

2018

Acts that Fade Away, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto
Through Lines, Koffler Gallery, Toronto
Show Me Your Wound, Dom Museum Wien (Austria)

2017

Scattered Remains/Tout ce qui reste, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Code Switching, Art Mûr, Leipzig (Germany)

2017 Canadian Biennial, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

2016

Decolonial Gestures or Doing it Wrong? Refaire le chemin, McCord Museum, Montreal

Idiorrhythmic: Canadian & Chinese Artists Urban Art Creation Project, Suzhou Industrial Park Culture and Expo Square, Suzhou (China)

2014

Orison, Galerie OBORO, Montreal

Formes et Paroles, Musée Dapper, Goree Island (Senegal)

2014 Sobey Shortlist Exhibition, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Nadia Myre: recent works, Cirque du Soleil, Montreal

2013

SAKAHÀN: 1st International Quinquennial of New Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Needle Works, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie

Nadia Myre: œuvres multidisciplinaires, Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Montreal