Indigenous art

Alex Janvier, visionary First Nations artist based in Canada, has died, aged 89

A prolific painter helped open doors for contemporary artists at a time when Indigenous art was often confined to ethnographic museums

The Indigenous artist brightly patching up a Toronto expressway

Nico Williams has created a series of colourful interventions along an elevated highway that cuts through the city centre

After meeting with Pope Francis, Canada’s Justin Trudeau reiterates call for return of Indigenous artefacts from Vatican Museums

Last spring Pope Francis said “this is going on, with Canada”, but since there has been little movement on repatriation

Will Indigenous artists see a Venice Biennale boost at Art Basel?

Hopes are high that the fair will capitalise on the biennial's focus on under-represented groups, in particular from the Global South

Forge Project art space in Upstate New York transitions into a non-profit

The Indigenous social-justice art initiative has transferred ownership as part of an organisational restructuring

Brazil reflects on ‘five centuries of invasion’ with all-Indigenous Venice pavilion

Artists focus on the legacy of colonialism and the ongoing challenges their people face

US pavilion features first Indigenous artist to have solo show

Jeffrey Gibson mixes Native American motifs with modern materials to investigate issues of identity and history

Tate's new Indigenous art fund taps into theme of Venice Biennale

Project opens with four-year backing from AKO Foundation to acquire Sámi and Inuit art from Northern Europe

A major squawk-ing point: Māori parrot-feather cloak set to be star exhibit at Perth Museum

Following painstaking conservation, the delicate piece will go on show at the Scottish museum in its newly opened building, a £27m conversion of the Edwardian former city hall

Neon work in Whitney Biennial features unexpected ‘free Palestine’ message

The biennial’s curators were unaware of the statement in a work by Demian DinéYazhi’ prior to the exhibition preview

16 new archaeological sites identified in Brazil’s Tocantins state

Newly discovered rock art, including human and animal footprints, is thought to have been created 2,000 years ago

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Eight artists and curators receive Canada’s Governor General’s Award

This year’s winners of the prestigious Canadian honour include the Inuk artist Shuvinai Ashoona and Saskatchewan-based curator Michelle Jacques

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‘The things we make are time machines’: Cannupa Hanska Luger on his PST Art exhibitions

In three exhibitions in Southern California this September the artist imagines future worlds for Indigenous peoples — and allows children to create their own world with Velcro

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Ekow Eshun on the power of Black figuration and his new London show

Plus, 100 years of the Surrealist manifesto and Tonita Peña’s Eagle Dance

Fondation Cartier strengthens partnership with Sydney Biennale and appoints new First Nations curatorial fellow

The celebrated Australian Indigenous artist Tony Albert has been named as the inaugural recipient of the fellowship

Phillips's selling show of contemporary Indigenous art reflects surge in curatorial interest

Collectors’ enthusiastic response to 'New Terrains' exhibition is latest signal that the market is finally catching up

A new wave: spate of UK exhibitions signal growing recognition for Inuit and Sámi art

Shows in London, Southampton and St Ives are introducing a wider audience to the work of artists from the far north

Second curator of Indigenous art departs the Art Gallery of Ontario amid ongoing scandal

Taqralik Partridge, an associate curator of Indigenous art since 2022, has stepped down while the Toronto institution is still reeling from the sudden ouster of Wanda Nanibush

Artists, writers and cultural workers sign open letters criticising Art Gallery of Ontario over departure of Indigenous art curator

Wanda Nanibush's departure has been linked to a leaked letter accusing her of “posting inflammatory, inaccurate rants against Israel”

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Inuvialuk artist Kablusiak wins Canada’s top art prize

The 2023 Sobey Art Award went to the Calgary-based artist, who is known for her wide-ranging, multidisciplinary approach that incorporates and reimagines Inuk traditions

Rashid Johnson and Dyani White Hawk make new works for Whitney Museum restaurants

The museum's revamped dining areas include lush installations by Johnson and White Hawk that blend interior and exterior spaces

Extreme drought in the Amazon reveals ancient rock carvings

The carvings, which resemble expressive human faces, may be up to 2,000 years old

Ahead of major Indigenous rights vote in Australia, Desert Mob Aboriginal art fair welcomes collectors to the Outback

The event, one of the most remote art festivals in the world, features more than 280 artists

Canadian Museum of History acquires artist’s memorial to victims of the country’s residential schools

Stanley C. Hunt’s memorial monument features carvings of 130 faces, representing Indigenous children whose remains were found in unmarked graves near a school site

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Lakota artist Dana Claxton, whose work subverts assumptions about Indigenous identity, wins one of Canada’s top art prizes

The Audain Prize, given annually to an artist based in British Columbia, comes with a C$100,000 cash prize

Indigenous artists in the spotlight at this year’s Armory Show

The fair's Focus section, curated this year by Candice Hopkins, includes strong representation of Native American and First Nations artists

Tate hires new curators dedicated to Indigenous art and the climate

Both posts are part of an initative to redefine the institution's “existing collection of art and offer new perspectives on global art histories”

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Indigenous collective’s ‘World’s UnFair’ in New York imagines a decolonised future

New Red Order’s Long Island City project turns the models of past World’s Fairs on their heads

When Native American art merged with New York abstraction

A show on the early days of the Institute of American Indian Arts explores the fusing of Native American ancestral aesthetics with mainstream Modernist movements

Germany returns two Indigenous masks to Colombia after more than a century

During their time in Berlin, the two sacred masks were treated with a pesticide that may still be dangerous