Curriculum Vitae

Tsēma Igharas (formerly Tamara Skubovius)

hello@tsema.ca
+1 604 910 8040


EDUCATION

2016 OCAD University, MFA, Toronto ON, Canada

2011 Emily Carr University of Art and Design, BFA. Vancouver BC, Canada

2005/06 Kitinmaax School for Northwest Coast Indian Art. Hazelton BC, Canada


EXHIBITIONS | PERFORMANCES

Current

future generations
Solo exhibit curated by Jonathan Locklyer
Artspace Peterbourough, ON, Canada

La Biennale d'art Contemporain autochtone (BACA) The Contemporary Native Art Biennial- 4th editio níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma sœur |
my sister

Curated by Niki Little and Becca Taylor
Art Mur, Montreal, QU, Canada

2018


INSERGENCE/RESERGENCE
Curated by Julie Nagam and Jamie Isacc
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB Canada

Crafted Strangers
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC USA

2017

Your Indigenous Tour Guide
Curated by cheyanne turions
FUSE Performance; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver BC, Canada

Tree Temporality
Artist research project and exhibit 
Curated by Maiko Tenaka and ala roushan
Open Space Gallery & OCAD University. Toronto ON, Canada

What is Left? / What is Right?
Curated by Christina Battle and Jenna Faye Powell 
Forrest City Gallery, London, ON, Canada

Feminist Art Museum
Conceptual Workshop and Sound-Piece;
Curated by Su-ying Lee and Xenia Benivolski
Leslie Spit, Evergreen Brickworks and The Gardner Museum, Toronto ON, Canada

Woodland School, Drawing a Line from January to December
Curated by Tanya Linklater and cheyanne turions
SBC Gallery for Contemporary Art Montreal, QU, Canada

There is Bread and Salt Between Us
Group Exhibition curated by Valentyna Onisko
Open Space Gallery, Toronto ON, Canada

2016

Ore Body
Solo Exhibition curated by Leila Timmins
for ImagiNative Film and Media Festival
Gallery 44, Toronto ON, Canada

Reverb: Sound Seeds
Performance collaboration with Julie Nagam as part of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Encuentro, “eXcéntrico: dissidence, sovereignties, performance,” Santiago, Chile

Doomsday; A Survival Guide
Group Exhibition curated by Geniveive Wallen (YTB Gallery)
Luminato Festival, Toronto ON.

Future 33
Group Exhibition
YTB Gallery, Toronto ON.

Culture Shift: Contemporary Native Art Biennale 
Group Exhibition with Published Catalog
Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Saint Clair, Montreal, QU

Hearings. Researching Historical Sites initiative
Artist researcher/collaborator, Curated by Maiko Tenaka
Todmordon Mills, Toronto ON

LAND|MINE
MFA Thesis Exhibition
OCADu Student Gallery, Toronto, ON

OMEGA: I Am Woman
Group Exhibition, Curated by Lea Toulouse
Windsor Gallery, Vancouver, BC

Reflections
Group Exhibition with Published Catalog
OCADu Student Gallery, Toronto, ON

Post-Performance / Discussion-Action by Maria Hupfield
“Typist” (Performance Assistant)
MONOMYTHS Progress Festival and FADO

2015

Where are you (really) from?
Public Intervention
Nuit Blanche, Toronto ON

México es una Fosa Común (Mexico is a Mass Grave)
Public Group Performance directed by Jesusa Rodríguez as part of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics course, “Art, Migration and Human Rights” San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Envelopments: Paths Taken and Not Taken
IAMD Group Exhibition
Robert Kananaj Gallery, Toronto, ON

Make Re|make Un|make: Repetition and the Artistic Process Group Exhibit
Artist Contributor
Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

Coming to the Fire
Group Exhibit; Artist Contributor
Roundhouse, Vancouver, BC

2014

Interweavings
Group Exhibition with Published Catalog
Richmond Art Gallery (RAG), Richmond, BC

2011

Grand Entry, Aboriginal Student Exhibition
Artist Contributor, Curators Assistant
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

Please Do Not Touch, Ceramic Exhibition
Artist Contributor
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

Petroglyphs, Performance
Artist Participator, Performance Assistant to Peter Morin
Satellite Gallery, Vancouver BC

2010

Bloodlines, Aboriginal Student Exhibition
Curator, Artist Contributor
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC

In order to contemplate the making for the live biennale, Performance
Artist Participator, Performance Assistant to Peter Morin
White Chapel Gallery, Vancouver BC

2009

Internal | External, Aboriginal Student Exhibition
Artist Contributor, Curator’s Assistant
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

2009

Art Hamlet, 2-day multi artist/ multi-disciplinary performance
Artist Contributor
The Old Church Venue, Smithers BC

2008

Originated, Aboriginal Student Exhibit
Artist Contributor
Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC


PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

2017- Present

Crofton House School
Artist in Residence
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2015- Present

ReMatriate Campaign
Volunteer Recruiter, Artist and Designer

2014- Present

Tahltan Language Projects, Book 1: Dukuh Ja' Łuwe Ahujah: That's How We Got Our Fish
Illustration and Design of Tahltan Children's Language Book
Brooklyn, NY, Toronto, ON and Tahltan Territory, BC

2018

Food and Racism
Guest lecturer
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

Indigneous Female Led Collectives Pannel
Pannelist representing ReMatriate
McCord Museum, Monteal, QU, Canada 

2017


Puliima Indigenous Languages and Technology Forum
Presented “Intergenerational, Interracial, and Trans-locational Collaboration for Language Revitalization (Tāłtān)” co-presenter at Puliima National Indigenous Language and Technology Forum, Cairns, Australia

Art AF 
Radio Interveiw and Podcast with Claire Coutts and Jane Christensen
Calgary AB, Canada

Moose Hair Tufting Workshop 
Hile'kw Students Welcoming event 
SFU Surrey, Surrey BC, Canada

Moose Hair Tufting and Beading Workshops 
Kanata Festival, Vancouver BC, Canada

Bulb and Lichen
Collaboration with Kelly Edzertza-Bapty, Temporary Public Art Installation for Kanata Festival 
Vancouver BC, Canada

Toronto Art Book Fair
Panelist for “How Objects Condition Relations”;
Artscape Youngplace, Toronto ON, Canada

Tree Temporality
Artist Talk for online conference and research dialogues
Open Source Gallery, Toronto ON, Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB, Canada and Buffalo NY, USA

Guest Artist Workshop Leader
Youth Mentorship program
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC

2016

Guest Artist Workshop Leader
Teen Art Group, Continuing Studies (ECUAD)/ Vancouver Art Gallery
Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

2015

Guest Lecturer, “First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast”
Global Visual + Material Culture Prehistory- 1800 ce, Liberal Sciences
OCAD University, Toronto, ON

JULY 2012, '13, '14, '15

Urban Access Program
Key Instructor
Aboriginal Gathering Place, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

2014 

Colours of Edziza Documentary film
Character, Consultant and Expedition Artist
Mount Edziza National Park, BC & Vancouver, BC

2013

Primal Shift
Costumes and Wardrobe Department, Film
Vancouver BC, Christina Lake, BC

Studio Assistant and Workshop Leader
Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver BC

2011-2013

Edzerza Artworks
Studio Coordinator and Supervisor
North Vancouver, BC

2012

Foundation Forum Special Speaker
University Auditorium, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

2010


Republic Gallery COOP internship
Gallery Assistant
Republic Gallery, Vancouver BC

2009

Intervarsity (UBC/ECUAD/SFU) Writing/Art Student Symposium
Essay Presenter: “Politics of the Dundas Collection: Artifacts Returning to the Land Where They Were Made”
University Auditorium, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC

Author of Tahltan History segment for the Tahltan Central Council Website

2006

BC Lions Society Spirit Bear Auction
Artist Contributor

RESEDENCIES

2017 

Elmo's House Residency Batan, Philippines

2016

Banff Indigenous Themed With Mentors, Bear Witness and Nadia Myre, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB , Canada

2015

OCADu Florence Graduate Residency Florence, Italy

AWARDS

2018

Emily Award 


2017

YVR Art Foundation Masterpeice Study Grant

2016


OAC Exhibition Assistance
Ore Body, Gallery 44, Toronto ON, Canada

OCAD University Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Banff Centre For the Arts Financial Assistance

2015

OCAD President’s Scholarship

2014


President’s Scholarship
Entrance scholarship to OCAD University

2013

First Peoples Cultural Counsel Individual Artist Award

2010

Alberta Centennial Award

2006, '08

YVR Art Foundation Scholarship / YVR Art Foundation Scholarship Emily Carr University Collaboration Scholarship

PUBLICATIONS
*Denotes Catalogues

2018

*future generations
Solo exhibit catalougue. “This is NOT an Essay About Canada 150” a Forward by Erin Sutherland and “generation future” by Jamie Isaac
Artspace Peterbourough, ON, Canada

*La Biennale d'art Contemporain autochtone (BACA) The Contemporary Native Art Biennial- 4th editio níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | ma sœur |
my sister

Art Mur, Montreal, QU, Canada

Akimbo Hit List
http://www.akimbo.ca/hitlist/?id=470

Scount Magazine
On Being Bound by the Land and Time Traveling With Artist/Activist Tsema Igharas
http://scoutmagazine.ca/2018/05/22/on-being-bound-by-the-land-and-time-traveling-with-artistactivist-tsema-igharas/
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2017

*INSERGENCE/RESERGENCE
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

*Crafted Strangers
Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC, USA

*Tree Temporality
Live print-out of Recomondations for Happening, Open Space Gallery & OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Dah Dzāhge Esigits A Tāłtān Alphabet Book
Artist, Designer and responsible for selected written content. 
Published by Theytus Books. Coordinated by Edotsi Dr. Judy Thompson and The Tahltan Central Government
Dease Lake, BC, Canada.

Tāłtān Alphabet Cards
Artist and Designer. Coordinated by Louise Framst.

Canadian Art Magazine
Featured in article, Bonds, Ties and Networks in 10 Emerging Practices by Erin Sutherland, Summer 2017

Esse Magazine
Featured in article, I am Woman: The Decolonial Process of Indigenous Feminist Art by Leá Toulouse, Summer 2017

2016

BlackFlash,  vol. 34, issue 3
Featured in article, “Becoming Geologic: Representations of Stones in Contemporary Art” by Teresa Carlesimo and Michael DiRisio. August-November  2017.

*Culture Shift, Contemporary Native Art Biennial
Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Saint Clair and Montreal, QU, Canada

Tea and Bannock
Featured in article by Angela Marie Schenstead. Web: https:// teaandbannock.com/2016/12/20/the-risks-of-building-forts-and-jumping-ropes-by-angela- marie-schenstead/

Reverb: Sound Seeds Documentation at http://hemisphericinstitute.org/excentrico/438/nagam- skubovius/

2015

*Reflections OCADu Student Gallery, Toronto, ON, Canada

*Make Re|make Un|make: Repetition and the Artistic Process
Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC

OMEGA: I Am Woman
Featured in 2 articles. Web- vancouversun.com/touch/ entertainment/this+week+omega+woman+ryan+peter+print+ready5+more/11770813/story .html?rel=6122402 and http://winsorgallery.blogspot.ca/2016/03/ogema-i-am-woman.html

Art, Migration and Human Rights
Documentation, collective writing and research credit for online publication for Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics Art, Migration and human. Web- chiapas2015.tome.press/

2014

*Interweavings
Richmond Art Gallery (RAG), Richmond, BC, Canada

2011

Georgia Strait
Featured in “ECUAD’s 2011 Degree Exhibition features an overwhelming variety of expression”, Vancouver BC, May In Print and Online- straight.com/article-391982/vancouver/ ecuads-2011-degree-exhibition-features-overwhelming-variety-expression

Vancouver Sun
Featured in “Emily Carr Grad show: A Riot of Creativity”, Vancouver BC, May 2011. Print.







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