Nadia Myre

Motivated by a need to communicate something deeply human, Nadia Myre's practice addresses issues of desire, loss, resilience and knowledge. Her research interests are ethnological, sociological and political, and include a questioning of the formal aspect of the works. Her process, sometimes collaborative, is guided by a need to redefine herself as a woman of Algonquin descent: Nadia Myre is inspired by the issues surrounding the geographical and cultural displacement of Aboriginal communities and the struggle for recognition. Through her body of work, Myre is interested in having conversations about collective identity, resilience and the politics of belonging. 


Nadia Myre is a contemporary visual artist from Québec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinaabeg First Nation, who lives and works in Montréal. A graduate from Camosun College (1995), Emily Carr (1997), and Concordia University (M.F.A., 2002), Myre is a recipient of numerous awards, notably Compagne des arts et des lettres du Québec (2019), Banff Centre for Arts Walter Phillips Gallery Indigenous Commission Award (2016), Sobey Art Award (2014), Pratt & Whitney Canada’s ‘Les Elles de l’art’ for the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2011), Quebec Arts Council’s Prix à la création artistique pour la région des Laurentides (2009), and a Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum (2003). She was artist in residence at Fonderie Darling in the Montreal Studios from 2016 to 2019. Nadia Myre is represented by Galerie Art Mûr in Montreal.

Recent exhibitions


Tell Me of Your Boats and Your Waters – Where Do They Come From, Where Do They Go?, group exhibition, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edimbourg, UK


Listen, Speak and Sing, solo exhibition, Prefix ICA, Toronto, CA


From the Collecction: Nadia Myre, exposition individuelle, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, CA


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


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