Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli is a 2SQ Vuntut Gwitchin artist who was raised by her lesbian moms outside of the Yukon. In her award-winning interdisciplinary practice, she uses media such as performance, sound, textiles, collaboration, workshops and feral scholarship. A co-creator of the ReMatriate Collective, she is invested in Indigenous sovereignty, decolonization and is concerned with the production, dissemination and embodiment of images.

Frei Njootli holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, a BFA from Emily Carr University and has been living and working as an uninvited guest on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo and Tsleil-Waututh territories for a decade. Her works and performances have been held in many territories, both locally and internationally at places such as Yukon Arts Center, The Kwanlin Dun Cultural Center,  BUSH_gallery, The Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), The Vancouver Art Gallery, Western Front, The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The National Gallery, Ottawa Art Gallery, Remai Modern, Paved Arts, aceArt, Art Space (Peterborough), Gallery TPW, Art Space (Seoul), Encuentro, Kamloops Art Gallery, imagineNATIVE, Sydfest, among others.

Check out her book my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money.

Courses

Winter 2020

VISA260 Sculpture Sections

Contemporary sculpture practice and theory. Various sculpture materials and technologies including machinery use.

Winter 2020

VISA390 Performance Art Sections

Seminar-based studio focusing on performance and actions in the field of contemporary art.

Winter 2020

VISA481 Advanced Seminar II Sections

Readings in art theory and criticism.

Winter 2020

VISA401C Advanced Open Studio - ADV OPEN STUDIO Sections

Research-based studio with thematic or disciplinary focus. Intended for senior Visual Art undergraduate students.