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INNOVATOR PROFILE

AMY MALBEUF

Area of Expertise: Arts

"It's very important to convey the relationship between Indigenous language and land. Indigenous languages come from the land and so for me I thought it was really important [with iskotew] to make visible in the landscape of Edmonton that connection."
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Amy Malbeuf is a M├ętis visual artist from Rich Lake, AB who uses a variety of mediums from caribou hair tufting and beadwork to video and performance to explore identity, place, language, and ecology. She studied at UBC Okanagan and has a MFA in Visual Art. She's had over forty exhibitions, from her home province in Alberta to as far as Porirua, New Zealand. She has also had several international artist residencies and has recieved such awards as the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award and the 2016 William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada.

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