Caroline Monnet (Anishinaabe/French) is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec whose filmic and sculptural works explore Indigenous identity and grapple with colonialism’s impact. Monnet’s films integrate experimental and documentary techniques, creating concise poetic and politicized portraits of land and people. Her work has been featured in numerous international exhibitions and collections, including a recent solo exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and work in the 2019 Whitney Biennial, the 2019 Toronto Biennial, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and the National Gallery of Canada, as well the Sundance, Palm Springs, Göteborg, and Toronto film festivals. In 2016, she was selected for the Cannes Festival Cinefondation residency in Paris. In 2020, she won Canada’s prestigious Sobey Art Award. Her first feature film, Bootlegger, was released to acclaim in 2021.
Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) is a soloist musician, composer, and vibrant collaborator who creates across multiple platforms, including recorded albums, live performances, and filmic and artistic soundtracks. An inquisitive and exquisite violinist, Ortman is versed in Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and amplified violin, often sings through a megaphone, and produces capacious field recordings. She has performed at The Museum of Modern Art, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The New Museum, the Toronto Biennial, the Centre Pompidou, and countless other venues across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Ortman is the recipient of the Ortman is the recipient of the 2022 Forge Projects Fellowship; 2022 United States Artists Fellowship; 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists; 2020 [email protected] Residency in Cassis, France; and numerous other grants and residencies. She was also a participating artist in the 2019 Whitney Museum Biennial. Ortman lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has signed her notes to Caroline Monnet “From my home to yours,” inspiring the title of this installation.