Sherry Farrell Racette (Metis/Algonquin/Irish) is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts and curatorial practice. She was born in Manitoba and is a member of Timiskaming First Nation in Quebec (unceded Algonquin territory). She has done extensive work in archives and museum collections with an emphasis on retrieving women’s voices and recovering aesthetic knowledge. Her principle areas of interest are Metis history and visual culture, Indigenous photography, traditional media in contemporary Indigenous art, and visual storytelling through curation. She has illustrated eight children's books, collaborating with some of Canada's most noted Indigenous authors.
Recent curatorial and artistic projects include We Are Not Birds (Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 2014) and From Here: Story Gatherings from the Qu’Appelle Valley (Gabriel Dumont Institute, 2015), An Eloquence of Women (solo exhibition, Wanuskewin, 2018). She was the inaugural Ann Ray Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe NM in 2009-2010, and the 2016-2017 Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Faculty Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute and Visiting Resident Scholar at Massey College. Sherry is currently teaching in the Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina.
All events featuring Sherry Farrell Racette:
Language and Story Seminar
· With Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Sherry Farrell Racette and Warren Cariou
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