Lee-Ann MARTIN

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Lee-Ann MARTIN
Adjunct Professor, Department of Visual Arts

1989 – Master 's Degree, Museum Studies Program, University of Toronto
1981 – B.A. Anthropology and Art History, University of Maine, Orono

Office: 819-776-8552

Work E-mail: lee-ann.martin@civilization.ca

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Biography

Lee-Ann Martin is the Curator of Contemporary Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Martin was head curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan (1998–00), where she continues as Adjunct Curator, First Nations Art. Martin is a curatorial fellow (2001–03) with the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta. She held the positions of First Peoples equity coordinator at the Canada Council for the Arts (1994–98), and interim curator of Contemporary Indian Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec (1992–94). In 1992, Martin cocurated, with Gerald McMaster, the internationally travelling exhibition INDIGENA: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples on 500 Years. She has curated numerous exhibitions and published essays on critical issues in contemporary First Nations art in Canada. She holds a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Toronto. (Reference: www.banffcentre.ca/Press/contributors/mno/martin_la/) 

 

Recent publications

2007 - “Contemporary First Nations Art since 1970: Individual Practices and Collective Activism,” The Visual Arts in Canada: The Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press. 

2006 - Performing Cultural Hybridity, or, Performance and Artistic Mobility,” Vision, Space and Desire: Global Perspectives and Cultural Hybridity, proceedings from the Venice Symposium, National Museum of the American Indian. 

2005 - “The Waters of Venice: Rebecca Belmore at the 51st Biennale,” Canadian Art Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 48 - 53. 

2005 - Editor, Making a Noise – A discussion of contemporary art, art history, critical writing and community from Aboriginal perspectives, Banff Centre Press, Banff, Alberta. 

2005 - “Wordplay: Issues of Authority and Territory,” Making a Noise – A discussion of contemporary art, art history, critical writing and community from Aboriginal perspectives, Banff Centre Press, Banff, Alberta, 2005, ed. Lee-Ann Martin, pp. 102 – 107. 

2005 - In My Lifetime, exhibition catalogue, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Quebec City.

 

Fields of Interest

  • Aboriginal art
  • Contemporary aboriginal art
  • A boriginal perspectives
  • Cultural hybridity
  • Performance
  • Artistic mobility
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