Alexis Gros-Louis

Alexis Gros Louis' research explores the paradox of contemporary indigenous life and cultures in Canada today, and more broadly in the world. He is interested in the tension within the double-standard of contemporary Indigeneity and how regenerative actions can potentially be actualized in a largely dematerialized digital world. As a Wendat artist, Gros-Louis is actively involved in dismantling colonial erasure to revive a culture that is alive and existing outside of archives, anthropological and archaeological studies, museology, politics or treaty history. His work explores themes such as identity, Indigenous subjects, dominant culture, systems of categorization, obsolescence, as well as fundamental questions about art, art practice and its present and historical context.  



Alexis Gros-Louis is a Wendat multidisciplinary artist from Wendake, Ké:bec. He received his MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2020. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2017 with a major in Photography from Concordia University. Since 2014, he has held a college diploma in Art and Design from LaSalle College. In the fall of 2022, he will begin his PhD in the Art and Visual Culture program at Western University in London, Ontario.     

Recent exhibitions


Tu m'enveloppes et je te contiens, Group exhibition, Fonderie Darling, Montréal

Önenha' Wen'wa' / [Superimpositions], She:kon Gallery, BACA, Montréal


24/7, Créer des Ponts, Art Souterrain, Montréal 


Anticipating the State of Despair, MFA Thesis exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery – Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS