Claude Latour

Claude Latour, (Algonkin), is a band member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. He has a Diploma of Fine Arts Degree from the CEGEP De L’Outaouais’s Heritage College, Hull, Quebec (1996) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario (2001). As a traditional drummer and artist, his works represent the cultural and political experiences inspired by his travels throughout First Nation Communities within Canada and the United States as well as travels in Europe and Central East Africa. The majority of the works are  photography based including video and multi media.

In 2003, he curated an art exhibit on Victoria Island situated between Quebec and Ontario featuring 11 artists celebrating 150 years of memory and survival of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Reserve. Other exhibits have been shown in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Stratford, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Berlin.

As an educator, Claude has worked and taught with the Public and Catholic School Boards in Ottawa, the Ottawa Art Gallery OffGrid Program with high risk youth, the Spring Break Programs with youth at the National Gallery of Canada in photography and silk screening, taught in the Media Design Program ( Creative Thinking) at Algonquin College and has worked on projects with Urban Ink in Ottawa and Vancouver . In 2010, he completed his first Thematic Residency entitled “Towards Language” at the Banff Centre of Arts and presently in 2013, he is working in pen and ink creations inspired by Chinese and Japanese traditional ink techniques. Claude has been a member of the ACC since its induction in 2005.

Aboriginal Curatorial Collective Meetup, Ottawa, 2005, Photo credit: Claude Latour

 
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective Meetup, Ottawa, 2005, Photo credit: Claude Latour
 

 

 

The Art of Claude Latour  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Mbzgg_fXo

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Links

http://www.uottawa.ca/services/markcom/gazette/010601/010601-art07-e.html 

http://www.cbc.ca/ottawa/features/creativeblock/ 

http://http-server.carleton.ca/~mpatters/shingosi/index.html 

http://www.stormspirits.ca/English/SevenDayWonder/index.html 

http://www.stormspirits.ca/English/SevenDayWonder/essay.html 

http://www.imaginenative.org/2004/installations.html 

http://www.imaginenative.org/newmedia.php?y=2008   

  http://www.rca-arc.ca/en/activites/RCA_Catalogue%20ARTS2000.pdf 

http://www.rabble.ca/news/we-protest 

http://www.ottawaartgallery.ca/exhibits/2005/off_grid/veronique_couillard/