Proposal for the Hart House Centennial Commission: Amy Malbeuf
Upholstored Cultural Facets of a Pehonan, 2014
Safety vests, rope, hides and furs, temporary installation
Commissioned by the Edmonton Arts Council in Whitemud Part
For its centennial celebrations in 2019, Hart House commissioned a major, permanent artwork by an Indigenous artist to transform its historic Great Hall. One step towards redressing settler colonial narratives, this permanent commission seeks to acknowledge the history, narratives and people who came before us, honour the land upon which we live and work today, and imagine other possible futures for current and future generations from an Indigenous perspective.
Learn more about Re-Imagining Place: Hart House Centennial Art Commission.
About the Artist
Amy Malbeuf is a Métis artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. She earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. With an interest in identity politics, language, and ecology, Malbeuf focuses on performance, installation, and video art. Since 2010, she has held solo shows at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary (2018); AKA Gallery, Saskatoon (2018); and the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2014). Her work was included in the circulating exhibition In Dialogue, first presented at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto in 2017, as well as INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE at the Winnipeg Art Gallery in 2017. Malbeuf was included in the 2017 Sobey Art Award longlist and received the 2017 REVEAL Indigenous Arts Award, the 2016 Emerging Artist Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation, and the 2011 Norval Morrisseau Fine Arts Award.