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Yolanda Weeks

Yo is an installation artist, facilitator, and community worker out of Montréal/Tiohtià:ke. Her art seeks out connection; gathering meaning through material, collaborative creation, and grassroots projects. Yo’s Nomadic Nest installation and performance series contemplates constructs and concepts of home, territory, security, migration, and movement. The act of cocooning herself and others in these giant nest-like ephemeral creations aims to comfort, confront and ultimately connect its inhabitants to a deeper sense of belonging (to the land, to themselves, to the world outside the warmth of the nest). Rooted in land art, forever fiddling with fiber arts, grounded in community arts, perpetually learning/unlearning de/colonial art practices, and fuelled by the great awkward shift towards environmentally engaged artistic expression, Yo is trying, failing, and trying again to create connection through art. The artist nests in Sherbrooke, Québec, Abénaki Territory, and Vancouver, B.C, Coast Salish Territory with her ancestors residing in the Netherlands, Ireland, and England.

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