Dana Claxton

Born in 1959, Dana Claxton is Lakota Hunkpapa Sioux and her family reserve is Wood Mountain Lakota First Nations. Claxton is a critically acclaimed, award-winning artist and filmmaker, working across film, video, photography, single and multi-channel video installation and performance art. Her practice investigates the body, the socio-political and the spiritual within realms of indigenous beauty. Claxton’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally, and her solo survey exhibition “Fringing the Cube” was held at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2018. She is Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia.

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