Skawennati makes art that addresses history, the future, and change. Her groundbreaking new media projects are included in both public and private collections and have been widely presented across Turtle Island in major exhibitions such as Now? NOW! at Denver’s Biennial of the Americas and Looking Forward (L’Avenir) at the Montreal Biennale.
Born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory, Skawennati graduated with a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal, where she is based. She is Co-Director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace (AbTeC), a research network of artists and academics who investigate and create Indigenous virtual environments. Their Skins workshops in Aboriginal Storytelling and Experimental Digital Media are aimed at empowering youth. In 2015 they launched IIF, the Initiative for Indigenous Futures.