Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.

Lisa Myers, Each Portion (installation view), 2015. Nuit Blanche at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Courtesy of the artist.

Lisa Myers

Greater Toronto Art 2024

Lisa Myers (b. Oakville, Ontario) is a curator and artist with a keen interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Her research focuses on contemporary Indigenous art and considers the varied values and functions of elements such as medicine plants and language, sound, and knowledge. Through many media and materials, and by incorporating socially engaged art approaches, her practice examines place, underrepresented histories and futures, and collective forms of knowledge exchange. An associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University, Myers holds a research chair in Indigenous art and curatorial practice. Part of her practice as a curator includes artist advocacy; she is co-chair of CARFAC Ontario and is passionate about navigating institutional barriers and limitations. Myers is a member of Beausoleil First Nation and is based in both Toronto and Port Severn, Ontario.

For GTA24, Lisa Myers is creating a new audio and augmented reality walk titled Overture for Sterling Road, that invites audiences to engage in a quest in and around the neighbourhood surrounding MOCA. Through a partly-fictionalized narrative, the walk invites listeners to engage with the economies of real estate, gentrification, and carbon offsetting, and how that complicates relations to land in the GTA. Presented in tandem with Myers’ audio walk will be a graphic work in the museum’s lightbox. | liiiisamy

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