Rencontre-causerie | Sonia Robertson

Artist Talk | Sonia Robertson

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 6 PM to 7 PM

As part of the International First Peoples Festival, La Guilde is pleased to welcome artist Sonia Robertson for an artist talk on her creative process and journey. She has a rich and varied background. Her approach is fuelled by the quest for unity, gratitude, the imaginary, the relationship to the spirit worlds, traditional knowledge, and history from a First Nations perspective. She presents here her installation and performance works, more specifically the one exhibited at La Guilde: Umiku Nekaui-Assi | Sang de la terre-mère. The talk ends with a question period where you may learn more about her approach, which is oriented towards art therapy, amongst others. Come and discover Sonia Robertson's fascinating artistic practice!

For those who couldn't attend, here is the video of Sonia Robertson’s artist talk on her creative process and journey :

The Ilnu artist Sonia Robertson lives in Mashteuiatsh (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region). She holds a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from UQAT and a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Art from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She also works as a curator. She has participated in numerous artistic events in Canada, France, Japan, and Haiti, amongst others. Her work has been presented in a dozen solo exhibitions and several group exhibitions in Canada and internationally. Her work is included in public collections such as the Smithsonian Museum (Washington), and the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau). In addition to her artistic work, she has been involved in many organizations and participated in their foundation. Recipient of several grants, she won the Prix excellence de la Société des musées du Québec twice for her curatorial projects.

Photos: (Portrait) © Mirona; (Work) © La Guilde
Video: Rencontre-causerie | Sonia Robertson, 2021. © La Guilde