Focus Shelley Niro

Meet one of Canada's most important multidisciplinary Aboriginal artists in the 36th International Festival of Films on Art. Shelley Niro, member of the Six Nations Reserve, Turtle Clan, Bay of Quinte Mohawk, is a multidisciplinary artist who defies stereotypical depictions of the First Nations. She is a prolific director counting 15 short and feature-length films and videos. The 5 short videos selected, ranging from 2003 to 2017, highlight her discrete, yet direct way of addressing crucial questions relating to identity, memory, land, and mourning in a lucid and dreamlike fashion. 

A discussion between the artist and Nicole Gingras will follow the screening. 

Films: Hunger ; My Heart is in the Forest ; Niagara ; The Shirt ; Tree

Biography: Shelley Niro is a well-known multidisciplinary artist working in the visual arts, film, and photography. With 7 solo exhibitions and more than 15 group exhibitions to her credit, she is considered one of Canada's most important multidisciplinary Aboriginal artists. Her work reflects an interest in the importance of place, myth, and self for today's Aboriginal peoples.

Filmography: My Heart is in the Forest (2017) ; Niagara (2015) ; Robert's Paintings (2011) ; Kissed by Lightning (2009) ; The Flying Head (2008) ; rechargin' (2007) ; Tree (2006) ; Sky Woman With Us (2002) ; Suite: INDIAN (2005) ; The Shirt (2003). 


Friday, March 16th, 3:00 p.m., Screening #29

Concordia University, Cinema J.A. De Sève, J. W. Mc Connell

1400, blvd. de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8