Never a Solo Voice: Community, Indigeneity, and Art-making
Friday, September 15
Ali Cobby Eckermann and artist Natalie Ball talk with Adrienne Keene, Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University, about Indigeneity and the landscape of contemporary art. Introduced by Katie McCleary (YC '18).
Natalie Ball was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She has a B.A. with a double major in Ethnic Studies and Art from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in Maori Visual Arts from Massey University in New Zealand. Ball's installations and performative art have been shown nationally and internationally, including at the Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science, and History; the Portland Art Museum; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Galway City Museum. She is currently attaining her M.F.A. degree in painting at the Yale University School of Art.
Adrienne Keene is an Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University. Her research areas include college access, transition, and persistence for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students; additionally, she examines representations of Native peoples in popular culture, and the ways that Indigenous peoples are using the internet, social media, and new media to challenge misrepresentations and create new and innovative spaces for art and activism. As a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Keene has a deep personal commitment to exploring research methodologies that empower Native communities and privilege Native voices and perspectives, with the ultimate goal of increasing educational outcomes for Native students. She earned her B.A. from Stanford University in Native American Studies and Cultural Anthropology, and her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Culture, Communities, and Education.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration, the Native American Cultural Center, and the Yale Center for British Art.