Macrocosmic (extract), 2016

Craig Commanda: Wìdjideyamawowin / Interconnection

Curated by:
Rhonda L. Meier

Wìdjideyamawowin brings together Craig Commanda’s work in film, video, beadwork, and other media. Also known as a poet and musician, this artist from Kitigan Zibi territory (near Maniwaki, Quebec) presents work which is a meditation on being, identity, and culture.


Craig Commanda is an Anishnaabe multi-disciplinary artist from Kitigan Zibi First Nation, whose work encompasses film, music, beadwork, poetry, photography, traditional crafts, hide tanning, and digital fabrication.  He holds a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University.  His films have been screened at imagiNATIVE film + media arts festival (Tkaronto/Toronto), as well as across Turtle Island, and at festivals in  Switzerland and new Zealand.  He has shown beadwork at the Ottawa Art Gallery, SAW Gallery (Ottawa), Montreal Arts Contemporain, and at Pierre François Ouellette art contemporain (Tiohtià:ke/Montreal) and participated in art fairs in Montreal, Toronto, and the  Revelations Biennale in Paris).  In 2023, he completed a music residency at the Banff Centre.  Currently, his practice is based in Montreal/Mòniyang.



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