Revitalizing Symbols

Revitalizing Symbols

Artwork by Indigenous North American Artists. Curated by Alexandra Buffalohead.

Curated by Alexandra Buffalohead, the exhibition Revitalizing Symbols will feature artwork by Indigenous North American Artists who incorporate revitalization in their practices through different mediums. The title of the exhibition reflects artists who, through their identity, are reviving traditions through language, land, and art for First Nations North American people.

This exhibition features the artwork of Andrea Carlson, Jim Denomie, Jaida Grey Eagle, Haley Greenfeather English, Nicholas Galanin, Briand Morrison, George Morrison, Chholing Taha, Jonathan Thunder, Gwen Nell Westerman, Sarah Weston, Debra Yepa-Pappan, and Holly Young. These artists incorporate revitalization through designs, patterns, and symbols while influencing others, teaching communities and the viewers of their work.

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About the Curator

Alexandra Buffalohead is the Arts and Cultural Engagement Manager at the Native American Community Development Institute and All My Relations Arts gallery in Minneapolis, MN, as well as a contributor to the program council for the Northern Spark Festival, and a 2019 fellow for the Emerging Curators Institute. Buffalohead earned a BA from Augsburg University, an AS from the Art Institute International of Minnesota, and an MA from the University of Saint Thomas.

About the Emerging Curators Institute

Launched in May 2019, the Emerging Curators Institute (ECI) is a new initiative designed to support the individual practices of Minnesota-based emerging curators from diverse backgrounds. The first of its kind in the region, the program aims to foster critical dialogue around curatorial practice and to provide professional development opportunities for Midwest-based emerging curators. Based in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, the program offers funded fellowships to four emerging curators including Alexandra Buffalohead.

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