The work of Tanya Lukin Linklater consists of a performative practice that is expressed through live interventions, installations, photographs, videos and texts. Over the years Lukin Linklater has developed a writing practice that she incorporates into some of her visual works to establish a dialogue with the gestural and spatial scores interpreted by the performers. These different narrative forms are brought together in order to highlight the body-object relationship, which is fundamental in the artist’s practice. She questions the dominant, objectifying gaze cast at Indigenous women’s bodies and culture, and examines the ethical dimension of this gaze from the perspective of an Indigenous feminist approach.
Tanya Lukin Linklater was born in 1976 in Kodiak, Alaska. She lives and works in North Bay, Ontario.