Performance artist, new media artist, filmmaker, writer, curator and educator, Archer Pechawis was born in Alert Bay, on Vancouver Island. He has been a practicing artist since 1984 with particular interest in the intersection of Plains Cree culture and digital technology, often merging "traditional" objects such as hand drums with "forward engineered" devices such as Mac PowerBooks. His work has been exhibited across Canada and featured in publications such as Fuse Magazine and Canadian Theatre Review. Archer has been the recipient of many Canada Council for the Arts and British Columbia Arts awards and was the recipient of the Best New Media award at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2007. Archer also works extensively with Native youth as part of his art practice, teaching performance and digital media for the Indigenous Media Arts Group and in the public school system. Of Cree and European ancestry, he is a member of Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, and currently resides in Vancouver, BC.
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Winnipeg Art Gallery