Tanya Lukin Linklater

  • Born in 1976 in Kodiak, USA.
  • Based in North Bay, Canada.

Tanya Lukin Linklaterʼs performances, works for camera, installations, and writings center histories of Indigenous peoplesʼ lives, lands, and structures of sustenance. Her performances in relation to objects in exhibition, scores, and ancestral belongings generate what she calls felt structures. She investigates insistence in both concept and application. Her work has been shown at the 2021 New Museum Triennial (New York, USA), SFMOMA (San Francisco, USA), Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019 (USA), EFA Project Space + Performa (New York, USA), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada), Remai Modern (Saskatoon, Canada), and elsewhere. Her first collection of poetry, Slow Scrape, was published in the Documents series by The Centre for Expanded Poetics and Anteism, Montréal (Canada) in 2020 with a second printing in 2021. In 2021 Tanya received the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts for Visual Art (Santa Monica, USA). Her Alutiiq homelands are in the Kodiak archipelago of southwestern Alaska.

  • An amplification through many minds, 2019
  • Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries