CFUV Indigenous Media Workshop #6: In conversation with Nicole Neidhardt
Join us for an online conversation with Diné artist and facilitator Nicole Neidhardt. In this workshop Nicole with draw from her education, experiences, and practices to explore the connection of Indigenous art as storytelling and how it connects to the possibilities of Indigenous Futurisms and Indigenous aesthetics.
Nicole Neidhardt is Diné (Navajo) of Kiiyaa’áanii Clan on her mother’s side, a blend of European ancestry on her father’s side and is from Santa Fe, NM. She has a BFA from the University of Victoria and an MFA from OCAD University in Toronto, ON. Nicole’s Diné identity is the heart of her practice which encompasses Indigenous Futurisms, installation, illustration, painting, and murals. Her work is grounded in Diné storytelling, Indigenous Futurisms, land-based practices, and community-centered projects. She is the co-founder of the Innovative Young Indigenous Leaders Symposium, the Groundswell Climate Collective, and has recently released a children’s book she illustrated written by Monique Gray Smith titled, When We Are Kind.