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Announcing the 1st All My Relations Artist-in-Residence


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All My Relations Arts to Host its First Annual Indigenous Artist-in-Residence: Tanya Lukin Linklater


Minneapolis, Minn. (Feb. 22, 2017) —


Premiering in March 2017, the All My Relations Artist-in-Residence Program hosts Indigenous visual artists for one-week residencies taking place in the American Indian Cultural Corridor of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The program brings in artists from outside our region and provides them with opportunities to work with local artists and interact with community members.  In partnership with the Visual Artists Network (VAN), The Ordway Center for Performing Arts and Rosy Simas Danse, we are pleased to present Tanya Lukin Linklater as the first Artist-in-Residence at All My Relations Arts.


The residency, which consists of public performances, youth-oriented workshops, community discussions and​

​ an exhibition of recent work, The Harvest Sturdies: Tanya Lukin Linklater, will take place Feb. 26th – March 5th, 2017



About the Artist


Tanya Lukin Linklater’s performance collaborations, videos, photographs, texts and installations have been exhibited at Affinities in conjunction with Joan Jonas: Far Away for DHC /Art + Centre Phi, Montreal, EFA Project Space + Performa, NYC, Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chilé, SBC Gallery, Montreal, Western Front, Vancouver,  Images Festival + Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Remai Modern, Saskatoon, The Belkin Gallery + University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton In 2017, as a member of Wood Land School alongside Duane Linklater and cheyanne turions with Walter Scott, Tanya will participate in the slow exhibition, Drawing a Line From January to December.


She is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces (languages), and institutions. She originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in southern Alaska and is based in northern Ontario, Canada.


Welcome Gathering

Tuesday, Feb. 28

6:00 pm at Two Rivers Gallery


In partnership with Rosy Simas Danse, All My Relations Arts, NACDI and Two Rivers Gallery.. Come together with artists and community members to welcome several visiting renowned Native contemporary dancers and artists. The opening blessing will be done by Nancy Bordeaux. Catering by Gatherings Café will be provided. On display in the Two Rivers Gallery will be Gathering of Contemporary Indigenous Artists, an exhibition curated by Gordon Coons (Ojibwa/Ottawa).


The Harvest Sturdies: Tanya Lukin Linklater – Opening Reception

Friday, March 3

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at All My Relations Gallery


Presented by All My Relations Arts in partnership with Rosy Simas Danse and Ordway, The Harvest Sturdies opens at All My Relations Gallery at 6 pm with food from Powwow Grounds, music by DJ Michel.Be and a live performance by Tanya Lukin Linklater and University Of Minnesota Dancers.


The visual art installation will be on view March 3–April 7th, 2017.  Local Native youth will be trained community art docents and available to do tours and answer questions about the exhibition.


A Night with NACDI:Indigenous Foods and Arts

Saturday, March 4, 4:00 pm at All Nations Church


Presented by NACDI in partnership with Ordway. Enjoy dinner by The Sioux Chef while engaging in a talk about the Indigenous food movement.  Hosted by Robert Lilligren, president and CEO of NACDI. The event is free but donations are $5 are welcome.

RSVP at or 612.284.1102.


At 5:30 p.m., free transportation to and from Oyate Okodakiciyapi: An Evening of Native Contemporary Dance at the Ordway will be provided. The Storytelling Bus will feature “Coffee Shop” Al Gross from Powwow Grounds.



Oyate Okodakiciyapi: An Evening of Native Contemporary Dance

Saturday, March 4

7:30 pm at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts


Co-curated with local choreographer Rosy Simas, Ordway presents a showcase of Native contemporary dance companies called Oyate Okodakiciyapi, which means “people coming together” in the Dakota language. This thrilling evening of dance will feature solo works by native Hawaiian Christopher K. Morgan and Santee Smith from the Mohawk Nation, as well as a new work by Dancing Earth, an indigenous, intertribal dance ensemble.


All My Relations Arts is a partner of the Visual Artists Network (VAN). This project is made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition Residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation. For more information:


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General Information

Location: 1414 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404


Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm and Sundays by appointment

Free and open to public!


About All My Relations Gallery

All My Relations Arts (AMRA) operates the All My Relations Gallery, Minnesota’s premiere American Indian owned and operated contemporary fine arts gallery.  Situated on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, the gallery resides within the heart of the American Indian Cultural Corridor.  AMRA presents 4-6 fine art exhibits throughout the year, as well as hosting tours, presentations, and programs.  The focus of AMRA is to provide the people of the Twin Cites, greater Minnesota, and beyond consistently high-quality exposure to Native American fine arts.  As an initiative of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), All My Relations Arts serves a very distinct role in NACDI’s community development work, providing the public with education about American Indian history, culture, and contemporary experiences through the arts.

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