Beau Dick / Nicholas Galanin / Jeneen Frei Njootli
installation view at Macaulay & Co. Fine Art
September 10 – October 10, 2015
Jeneen Frei Njootli is a Gwich’in artist and a founding member of the ReMatriate collective. In 2012, she graduated from Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts after working as a Curatorial Assistant for Rita Wong’s Downstream: Reimagining Water project. Later that year, she went on to hold a Visual Art Studio Work Study position at The Banff Centre, which led to her participation in two thematic residencies there in subsequent years, led by Duane Linklater in 2013 and Postcommodity in 2014. She is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts degree as an uninvited guest on unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia. Frei Njootli has worked as a performance artist, workshop facilitator, crime prevention youth coordinator, hunter/trapper and has exhibited across Canada. In 2016, she will be exhibiting and performing at aceartinc. in Winnipeg, for the exhibition enendaman | anminigook, curated by Niki Little. Frei Njootli will also be exhibiting at The Ottawa Art Gallery, in All That You Touch, curated by Brad Isaacs. More news to come.