Banff residency

I am excited and humbled to announce that I will be attending a residency titled “In Kind” Negotiations at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada from November 3 to December 12, 2014.

I will be working with lead artist, Raymond Boisjoly, and guest artists Arnold Joseph Kemp and Joar Nango, along with a group of other indigenous artists during this visual arts residency. I’m looking forward to our discussions and new friendships.

It will be exciting to make work in a place that I have never visited, especially after wrestling with questions of place and history in my work. I love the quote that begins the residency’s description:

In the city, he was homesick for those first evenings on the prairie when, long ago, he had been homesick for the city.
— Jorge Luis Borges, “The Ethnographer” (1969)
 Ragnar Kjartansson at The End in 2009. Image courtesy of banffcentre.ca.

Ragnar Kjartansson at The End in 2009. Image courtesy of banffcentre.ca.