The Ephemerals is a collective of Winnipeg artists and curators who have been working together since 2010. Collective members Jaimie Isaac, Niki Little, and Jenny Western aim to investigate and interrogate perceptions of Indigenous identity through aspects of material culture, particularly those involving clothing and fashion. The Ephemerals collective was established to function as an outlet to foster and motivate artistic production within their individual practices as well as to engage collaborative projects that revolve around issues of Indigenous contemporary art. Drawing inspiration from their multidisciplinary artistic practices and diverse cultural backgrounds, the collective’s projects are fueled by collaborative pranks, formal interventions, and bizarre affairs meant to push back the supposed boundaries of Indigeneity. The Ephemerals do not exhibit a specific aesthetic but espouse something more transformative and fleeting based on the collective’s current interests and the spirit of the times.
Meet Our Associates
In the spirit of collaboration and skill sharing, The Ephemerals are fortunate to be able to work with fellow artists, curators, and knowledge keepers on various projects.
Kerri-Lynn Reeves is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Honours degree from the University of Manitoba and is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at Concordia University. She has received awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts, and participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Deep Bay Cabin, and Mildred’s Lane. At the heart of it, her work explores the relationship of the social and the material.