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Ace’s Nigik Makizinan in second international Indigenous art exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada.

Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, October 4, 2020

Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel, the second exhibition in the National Gallery of Canada’s series of presentations of contemporary international Indigenous art, features works by more than 70 artists identifying with almost 40 Indigenous Nations, ethnicities and tribal affiliations from 16 countries, including Canada.

Àbadakone animates both galleries and public spaces with art in all media, including performance art, video and commissioned installations, complemented by a dynamic program of workshops, performances, film screenings, talks, and more.

Building on themes of continuity, activation, and relatedness, this exhibition explores the creativity, concerns and vitality of Indigenous art from virtually every continent. Àbadakone is led by National Gallery of Canada curators Greg A. Hill, Christine Lalonde and Rachelle Dickenson, with consulted curators Candice Hopkins, Ariel Smith and Carla Taunton, as well as a team of advisors from around the globe.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience compelling contemporary art, as Àbadakone taps into and amplifies the global pulse of Indigenous artistic production. (more info)

Additional information on the work Nigik Makizinan (Otter Moccasins) (here).

Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel Exhibition Catalogue (here).


Ottawa Citizen: Ottawa artist’s Fluevog piece to be part of National Gallery’s major exhibit of contemporary Indigenous art.

Toronto Star: Contemporary International Indigenous art exhibition opens at Ottawa’s National Gallery

Artsfile: National Gallery: The flame of Indigenous art will burn bright in Àbadakone.

NGC Vernissage: Inspired Gathering: the International Indigenous Art of Àbadakone.

PhotogMusic: Preview of Àbadakone at National Gallery of Canada.

Globe and Mail: National Gallery exhibition Abadakone celebrates Indigenous art on an international scale.

Artsfile: Àbadakone: From big to small, it’s an uplifting exhibition of contemporary Indigenous art.

New York Times: Indigenous Art That Targets Stereotypes.

Radio-Canada: Àbadakone au MBAC : la flamme des possibilités.

Wall Street International Magazine: Àbadakone. Continuous Fire. Feu continuel

Global News: Installations in major Ottawa Indigenous art exhibition have ‘broken precedent’

La Presse: Àbadakone | Feu continuel: embrasser le postcolonialisme

ArtDaily: Exhibition features some of the best international Indigenous contemporary art

Apt 613: Àbadakone: New exhibition marks milestone for global Indigenous art

Selected artists in Àbadakone include:

Barry Ace  •  Brian Adams  •  Leonce Raphael Agbodjélou  •  Joi T. Arcand  •  Shuvinai Ashoona  •  Pierre Aupilardjuk  •  Rebecca Belmore  •  Jordan Bennett  •  Catherine Blackburn  •  Inger Blix Kvammen  •  Dempsey Bob  •  Shary Boyle  •  Edgar Calel  •  Manuel Chavajay  •  Hannah Claus  •  Dana Claxton  •  Melissa Cody  •  Ruth Cuthand  •  Thirza Cuthand  •  Mique’l Dangeli & Nick Dangeli  •  Dayna Danger  •  Jeneen Frei Njootli  •  Maureen Gruben  •  Helen Haig-Brown & Gwaai Edenshaw  •  Marja Helander  •  Sky Hopinka  •  Maria Hupfield  •  Taiye Idahor  •  Ursula Johnson  •  Eleng Luluan  •  Balu Jivya Mashe  •  Mata Aho Collective  •  Siwa Mgoboza  •  Dylan Miner  •  Tracey Moffatt  •  Caroline Monnet  •  Peter Morin  •  Zanele Muholi  •  Joar Nango  •  Marianne Nicolson  •  Eko Nugroho  •  Sayo Ogasawara  •  Qudus Onikeku  •  Inga-Wiktoria Påve & Anders Sunna  •  Fernando Poyón  •  Fredrik Prost  •  Skeena Reece  •  Peter Robinson  •  Evgeniy Salinder  •  Sarah Sense  •  Skawennati  •  Krista Belle Stewart  •  Ningiukulu Teevee  •  Joseph Tisiga  •  Tribal Women Artists Cooperative  •  Lucy Tulugarjuk  •  Rajesh Chaitya Vangad & Gauri Gill  •  Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Jamie Griffiths, Cris Derksen & Christine Tootoo  •  Will Wilson  •  Lisa Hageman Yahgujanaas