Steve Loft

Steven Loft is a Mohawk of the Six Nations. He is a curator, writer and media artist. In 2008, he became the first Curator-In-Residence, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada. He was formerly the Director/Curator of the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg, Aboriginal Curator at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and Artistic Director of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association. He has written extensively on Indigenous art and aesthetics for various magazines, catalogues and arts publications. Loft co-edited Transference, Technology, Tradition: Aboriginal Media and New Media Art, published by the Banff Centre Press in 2005. His video works, which include A History in Two Parts, 2510037901, TAX THIS! and Out of the Darkness have been screened at festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally.

Artist Code: 743


down(town) time

2009, 03:22 minutes, colour, English


2000, 03:00 minutes, colour, english text

Critical Writing

Richard Rhodes's Top 3 of 2013: Imagination and Reality
by Richard Rhodes. Canadian Art, Dec. 20, 2013.
Pushing Boundaries: "Non-Compliance" Short Experimental Program at...
by Marie-Helene Leblanc and Steve Loft. objet indirect object, 2010. Gatineau: Centre de production DAIMON, 2010.
Pushing Boundaries: "Non Compliance" Short Experimental Program at...
by Carla Taunton. Fuse, Winter 2010, v. 33, no. 1.
My Winnipeg (with apologies to Guy Maddin)
by Steve Loft. BlackFlash, 2008, v. 25, no. 2.
Erika Lincoln: Signal and Signifier
by Steve Loft. Poolside, 2005, v. 2004.
Language of Intercession: ARTICULE/DAZIBAO/OBORO
by James L. Gillespie. Canadian Art, Summer 2005, v. 22, no. 2.
3 Women Curators
by Cynthia Lickers. Toronto: Vtape, 2002.