Sonny Assu | Interdisciplinary Artist | sonnyassu.com

General Artist Statement

The impetus behind my work is to bring to light the dark, hidden history of Canada's actions/inactions against the Indigenous people. I often infuse my work with wry humour in an attempt to foster a dialogue; to speak to the realities of being an Indigenous person in the colonial state of Canada. 

 

Within this, my work deals with the loss of language, loss of cultural resources and the effects of colonization upon the Indigenous people of North America.

 

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