Credit: Zachery Cameron Longboy, Guardian of Sleep, 2022, video still.
Thursday Artist Talk: Zachery C Longboy, "Evolving Biography in Storytelling"
Performance artist and video maker Zachery C Longboy shares some of his recent work in this online Thursday Artist Talk organized by Surrey Art Gallery Association.
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Performance artist and video maker Zachery C Longboy of Sayisi Dene lineage reads excerpts from his poetry, shows selective drawings, and screens a few videos, including his most recent one, Guardian of Sleep (2022) currently on view at the Gallery. In this online talk, he discusses his deeply personal works that share themes of home, belonging, and finding a truth.
About the Artist
Zachery Cameron Longboy is a video maker and performance/installation artist. Born in Churchill, Manitoba of Sayisi Dene lineage, Longboy places his multiple identities as a White-adopted/Native gay/Two-Spirit/Sixties Scoop survivor at the centre of his multidisciplinary practice. His intensely felt, hybridly layered videos often use his complex performance-installations as a departure point. Longboy is nationally honoured and widely shown in Queer and First Nations venues, as well as in public collections at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Winnipeg Art Gallery, Glenbow Museum (Calgary), and The Canada Council Art Bank (Ottawa). Numerous screenings include The Edmonton Art Gallery, Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), and Images Festival.
About Surrey Art Gallery Association
Surrey Art Gallery Association (SAGA) is a non-profit society that offers its members the opportunity to participate in and respond to contemporary art and be part of a community that actively supports Surrey Art Gallery.