Renee Condo: Shifting Perspectives
My work explores a connecting thread between Mi’gmaw and Eurocentric worldviews, using a visual language that is both symbolic and literal. It is enriched by the history of the bead to carry knowledge, communicate, evoke, and express Spirit. I embrace the bead as infinite potentiality, appearing divided, as part, and at once whole and all-encompassing. (Renee Condo)
Renee Condo (b.1979) is a contemporary visual artist of Mi’gmaw ancestry from the community of Gesgapegiag, Quebec. Currently living in Tiohtià:ke | Muliang | Montréal, Condo’s work is a practice-based investigation into the power of the bead to communicate ideas derived from the reflection on and application of a Mi’gmaw worldview. Condo holds a BFA and an MFA in sculpture from Concordia University. She has participated in the 5th and 6th editions of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA). In 2021, Condo held her first solo exhibition and installed Double courbe, a public artwork for the municipality of Laval. Her work is in notable collections, including the McCarthy Tétrault, the RBC, and TD Bank Art Collection.