Niki Little

Niki Little is a mother, artist/observer/curator, and arts administrator. She is one of the founding members of The Ephemerals, who were long listed twice for the Sobey Art Award. She is of Anishininew (Oji-Cree)/British descent from Kistiganwacheeng (Garden Hill FN, MB), based in Winnipeg. Her interests lay in artistic and curatorial strategies that investigate immersive and non-linear storytelling, multi-generations, continuums, and consumption. For over 12 years, Little has been an art and cultural worker producing large creative projects through an Indigenous and community-based lens. From 2019-2021, she was the Artistic Director at imagineNATIVE (Toronto), the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous screen content. Prior to imagineNATIVE, Little was the Director of the National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition (NIMAC) where she organized Listen, Witness, Transmit (2018), a national Indigenous media arts gathering in Saskatoon, SK that included roundtables, performances, screenings, and exhibitions. As an independent curator, Little co-curated níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, at the 2018 La Biennale d’Art Contemporain Autochtone (BACA) in Montréal and surrounding areas and co-hosted Migration, a three week on the land residency with Becca Taylor in Demmitt, Alberta. Little was part of the commissioned co-curated exhibition Nests for the End of the World (2020) at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

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