Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



Beading with Dayna Danger

Saturday, May 28, 2022
 | 12:00 pm
 – 3:00 pm 
 | Free

Join MOCA for an intimate look into the artistic practice of Dayna Danger. Danger (they/them) is a Two-spirit, Indigiqueer, Métis-Saulteaux-Polish, visual artist, hide tanner, drummer, and beadworker. Danger’s art practice is an act of reclaiming space and power over society’s projections of sexualities and representation. This transpires in Danger’s art through their intentionally large-scale images that place importance on women-identifying, Two-Spirit, transgender, and non-binary people.

Danger will be onsite from 12:00–3:00 pm exhibiting their beadworking practice.

*Please note that visitors are invited to engage with Danger and learn more about their art and process, and that this programme is not a tutorial or workshop for Indigenous beadwork practices.

Boošoo, aaniin, Dayna Danger ndizhnikaas, Métis-Saulteaux ndow. Wabyska muckwa ndodem. Ningābī’anong Miiskwaagamiwiziibiing ndōnjī. Wābnong Tiohtiá:ke/Mōniyāng nōgom daya. Mīgwetch diked Unceded Kanien’kehá:ka nibabāmādiz, minawā chi’odaminwān gaye anokī-an omā aki.

Dayna Danger is a 2Spirit (2S), Métis-Saulteaux-Polish visual artist and organizer. Danger was raised on the northwest edge of Win-nipi, Treaty 1 territory, or so-called Winnipeg. They are currently based in tiohtiá:ke, or so-called Montreal. Utilizing the processes of photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming space with their larger-than-life works. Ongoing works exploring BDSM and beaded leather fetish masks negotiate the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender and power in a consensual and feminist manner. Their focus remains on Indigenous and Metis visual and erotic sovereignty. Danger has exhibited their work most recently at the National Gallery of Canada with Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel. They were featured on the cover of Canadian Art’s June 2017 Kinship cover, and they have participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Danger is an independent student pursuing an INDI-PhD at Concordia University that focuses on hide-tanning practices from their great-grandmother, Madeline.

Image: Dayna Danger Photo:MC 2020