Lindsey Bond CV
MFA Graduate Student
Fine Arts: Intermedia at The University of Alberta
I am is a settler media artist, educator and single-mother living in Edmonton, AB, ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan) where the North Saskatchewan River runs deep underneath ever-stretching prairie skies. I am of Scottish and English descent and my family comes from Lone Rock, SK, Treaty 6 Territory and Fredericton, NB, Treaty of Watertown.
I work alongside artists and youth to create photographic and video installations, postcards and books that speak to and question: identity, home and the memory-site. As a Treaty person, I am learning and working with urban Indigenous and new-comer communities and epistemologies ( primarily néhiyaw and Anishinaabe), through which I strive to be Other-wise and navigate our shared pathways.
I lived as a guest in Winnipeg, on Treaty 1 Territory for the last seven years and focused my time on creating community-based projects with organizations including: Art City Inc., Mentoring Artist for Women’s Art, Jumblies Theatre and Inclusion Winnipeg.
In my Masters of Fine Art degree I am researching how family narratives, about home and safe sacred/spaces, function to foster dialogue and expand visual literacy about concilliation. I am beginning with oral narratives and photographs from the matrilineal (Grandmother Reynolds) line of my family who lived in Lone Rock, SK, in Treaty 6 Territory from in the 1890’s. How have oral, singing, mapping and writing been and continue to be shared, collected and overlap following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Report. I am deeply interested in locating my own story within these stories and documents to understand and critique my family’s homestead narratives in relationship with Feminist/ motherhood theory, Indigenous feminist knowledges and land-based practices in the Prairies.
My work and community projects hve exhibited in Canada including (but not limited to): Gallery 44; Toronto, Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture, Harcourt House Arts Center; Edmonton, AB, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (Winnipeg) and The Friends of Riding Mountain Center; Riding Mountain National Park, MB, and The Richmond International Film + Media Arts Festival; Richmond, BC. I received my BFA in Photography from Emily Carr University of Art + Design; Vancouver, BC and studied Visual Communications /Photography at Edinburgh College of Art; Edinburgh, Scotland.
Bridge Meditations, a video triptych and photographic series where the journey (walking and singing across bridges) is a methodology to investigate the bridge as a safe/sacred space and a metaphor for transformation. Co-created with Dawn Lavand (Anishinaabe) and Peatr Thomas (swampy cree).
Negotiating Spaces; an on-going act/ installation of collected stories that talk about the impact of the railway and the shifting ground around defunct rail-lines in Canada.
Most recently, Bond concluded working as the Project Manager for Resilience, a National billboard project curated by Lee-Ann Martin. Resilience is a public celebration, a creative act of reconciliation and commemoration of fifty (50) contemporary artworks by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis women artists. Produced by Mentoring Artists for Women's Art and funded through Canada Council's New Chapter grant. Visit www.resilienceproject.ca to learn more.
In 2016, Lindsey was awarded the MAC Deep Bay Residency in Riding Mountain National Park during the summer of 2016 to create Negotiating Spaces: Ghost Lines. This project investigates the shifting ground between the sacred and forgotten; the effects of defunct rail-lines in Manitoba. Composed of medium-format photography, audio and text, this project strives to create an alternate archive of stories and images that are not in the history books, rather those that live in the memory of the people, communities and land effected by the railway.
In 2015/16, Lindsey worked on Imagine Home, a Youth WITH ART Community Art Project with seven youth from Among Friends, a Inclusion Winnipeg program. Supported by the Winnipeg Arts Council and City of Winnipeg, the youth investigated their relationship to place and identity through photography, drawing and writing culminating in a collection of zines and exhibition of colour Holga photography.
In June of 2015, She was a guest artist on Train of Thought, a community arts journey (with a company of 30+ artists, writers, dancers and philosophers) from west-coast to east-coast of Canada focusing on collaborations and alliances between First Nations and settler/immigrant artists and communities. For more info please visit: www.trainofthought.co.
As an Art Educator, I have a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching that is firmly rooted in the belief that art exists in everyday life and everyone has the potential to be creative. As an Artist in the Schools, through the Manitoba Arts Council, I teach Experimental Photography, where we create a classroom sized Camera Obscura and build pinehole cameras.