Aaron Glass (BFA, 2000) has recently curated an exhibition in New York City on Franz Boas. Franz Boas is known as the founding figure of North American anthropology, and the exhibition highlights his work with George Hunt among the Kwakwaka'wakw in British Columbia. The exhibit was co-developed with the U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay, BC, and features designs by Corrine Hunt, a renowned contemporary artist and great-granddaughter of George Hunt. On July 20, the exhibit opened at U'mista to much local fanfare and attendance by Hunt descendants, many of whom are well-known artists in BC.
Congratulations to alum Nadia Myre (BMA 1997) who was recently appointed a companion in l’Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec! Nadia is a Montreal-based interdisciplinary artist of Algonquin and French Canadian heritage. A member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, her work explores and provokes conversations about identity, resilience and politics of belonging.
Recent alum Rydel Cerezo is one of the twenty-three artists selected for Aperture’s 2019 Summer Open exhibition, Delirious Cities, that explores how photographs can define the diversity of urban experience today. In his work, Am I a Sea, Rydel addresses his relationship with Roman Catholicism as a queer Filipino man.