The Image as its own Undoing
Vernon Ah Kee, Sandra Brewster, Alan Michelson, Scott Benesiinaabandan
Scott Benesiinaabandan is Anishinaabe, a member of Obishkkokaang/Lac Seul First Nations. Scott is an intermedia artist that currently works in experimental image making and sonic materials.Scott has completed a MFA in photography from Concordia University and currently resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba.Scott’s current research interests are intersections of artificial-intelligence(s) and Anishinaabemowin.
Scott has completed international residencies at Parramatta Artist Studios in Australia, Context Gallery in Derry, North of Ireland, and University Lethbridge/Royal Institute of Technology iAIR residency, along with international collaborative projects in both the U.K and Ireland. Scott has completed residencies with Initiative for Indigenous Futures and AbTec in Montreal. Scott is currently a resident artist at the Abijijiwan New Media Lab in Winnipeg.
Benesiinaabandan has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg Arts Council and Conseil des arts des lettre du Quebec. His work can be found in a number of private, provincial and national collections.
Benesiinaabandan has taken part in several notable exhibitions across Canada and internationally, Harbourfront’s Flatter the Land/Bigger the Ruckus, ,Subconscious City at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, GHOSTDANCE atRyerson Image Centre and solo exhibitions; unSacred, at Gallery 1C03 and in Sydney,Australia, mii omaa ayaad/Oshiki Inendemowin , Melbourne with Blood Memories, little resistances at Platform Gallery, Insurgence/Resurgence and recently completed a public commissions for CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, Momenta Festival in Montreal and Nuite Blanche Festival in Toronto