Date - Monday, March 2, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
6 pm | Free
Lecture Room (Second Floor) | Accessible
Deanna Bowen is a descendant of two Alabama and Kentucky born Black Prairie pioneer families from Amber Valley and Campsie, Alberta. Bowen’s family history has been the central pivot of her auto-ethnographic interdisciplinary works since the early 1990s. She makes use of a repertoire of artistic gestures in order to define the Black body and trace its presence and movement in place and time. She has received numerous grants and awards including a Canada Council Research and Creation Grant (2018), Ontario Arts Council Media Arts Grant (2017), John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2016), and the William H. Johnson Prize (2014). Her writing, interviews and art works have been published in Canadian Art, The Capilano Review, The Black Prairie Archives, and Transition Magazine. Bowen is editor of the publication Other Places: Reflections on Media Arts in Canada (2019). Deanna Bowen is one of this year’s winners of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
This talk is presented by the School of English and Theatre Studies in collaboration with the University of Guelph’s College of Arts, School of Fine Art and Music and the Art Gallery of Guelph.