Native Americans have a varied and complex experience of displacement. To honor and share these multiple perspectives, this program offers short films and video works from artists across the country including Elizabeth Day, Nicholas Galanin, Priscilla Naungagiaq Hensley Holthouse, Mona Smith, Emily Johnson, Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, Carter Meland, and youth from Red Lake High School.
Carolyn Lee Anderson is a visual artist and curator. In her art she explores the contrasting orders in the “developed” and natural world. As a curator, she is dedicated to American Indian artists, curating for the All My Relations Art Program in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Anderson is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation.
Emily Johnson is an Alaska-born and Minneapolis-based director/choreographer/curator of Yup’ik descent. Johnson has toured her work across the USA, Canada, and Russia. She is a 2010 McKnight Fellow and was a 2009 MANCC Choreographer Fellow. Her dance films have screened at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Dance Theater Workshop (New York), and the Chicago Cultural Center.
This is Displacement has received support from the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and the National Native Artist Exchange at the New England Foundation for the Arts.