Kent Monkman

Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry who works with a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation. He has had solo exhibitions at numerous Canadian museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. He has participated in various international group exhibitions including: The American West, at Compton Verney, in Warwickshire, England, Remember Humanity at Witte de With, Rotterdam, the 2010 Sydney BiennaleMy Winnipeg at Maison Rouge, Paris, and Oh Canada!, MASS MOCA. Monkman has created site specific performances at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, The Royal Ontario Museum, and at Compton Verney, he has also made Super 8 versions of these performances which he calls “Colonial Art Space Interventions.” His award-winning short film and video works have been screened at various national and international festivals, including the 2007 and 2008 Berlinale, and the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museum London, The Glenbow Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Vancouver Art Gallery. He is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal and Trepanier Baer Gallery in Calgary.

Artist Code: 672


Miss Chief's Praying Hands

2019, 00:45 minutes, colour, English with English subtitles

Casualties of Modernity

2015, 14:20 minutes, colour, English

Miss Chief of Hearts

2015, 22:30 minutes, Colour, English

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

2013, 31:00 minutes, colour, English


2011, 03:18 minutes, colour, English


2010, 05:41 minutes, colour, English


2010, 03:46 minutes, colour, English

Dance to Miss Chief

2010, 04:49 minutes, colour, English and German with English Subtitles

Robin's Hood

2007, 05:53 minutes, colour

Shooting Geronimo

2007, 11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

Taxonomy of the European Male

2005, 16:36 minutes, colour, English

Group of Seven Inches

2005, 07:35 minutes, colour, English

Future Nation

2005, 16:27 minutes, colour, English

Blood River

2000, 23:00 minutes, colour, English

A Nation Is Coming

1996, 24:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Curatorial Incubator v. 18: Learning from the Local
by Lisa Steele. Toronto: V tape, 2022.
Experiments in Hybrid: Documentary and Indigenous Model Animation
by Joshua D. Miner. Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2021, v. 16, no. 1-2. Sage, 2021.
Super Queeroes
by Peter Knegt et al.
Kent Monkman
by Robert Everett-Green. The Globe and Mail, Jan 6, 2017. The Globe and Mail, 2017.
Kent Monkman marks Indigenous response to Canada 150 at Toronto Pride
by Kenny Sharpe. The Globe and Mail, June 23, 2017. The Globe and Mail, 2017.
Aboriginal Digital Access Project
by John G. Hampton and Lisa Steele. Toronto: Vtape, 2012.
Toronto festival spotlights an indigenous new wave that's...
by Guy Dixon. The Globe and Mail, June 24, 2012.
Unsettling Sex
by John G. Hampton. Toronto: V tape, 2012.
The Pink Indian
by Gerald Hannon. Toronto Life, Sept. 2011, v. 45, no. 9.
Traditional Futures
by David Garneau. Border Crossings, June 2011, v. 30, no. 2.
Kent Monkman
by M J Thompson. Border Crossings, Fall 2011, v. 30, no. 3.
Are we past the age of an aboriginal art show?: Aboriginal art...
by Sarah Milroy. The Globe and Mail, Apr. 22, 2009.
Asserting The Right To Sovereingty, Audio-Visually: RED EYE First...
by James Missen. Fuse, Jan. 1 Winter, 2008, v. 31, no. 1.
Testing Testickle: Monkman's Alter Ego Always Provokes
by Leah Sandals. NOW, Nov. 22, 2007, v. 27, no. 12.
Kent Monkman: Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton
by Debra Antoncic. Canadian Art, Winter 2007, v. 24, no. 4.
The Double Entendre of Re-Enactment
by Gerald McMaster. Toronto: Vtape, 2007.
Kent Monkman's Postindian Diva Warrior:: From Simulacral Historian...
by David McIntosh. Fuse, July 2006, v. 29, no. 3.
Manned Claims: Sex upends our national mythology
by John Davies. Xtra, Oct. 13 Fall, 2005, no. 547.
From a native perspective: Noteworthy: ImagineNATIVE: The...
by Helen Buttery. The National Post, Sept. 9, 2000.
Nervy First Nations Festival
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Sept. 7 Fall, 2000, v. 20, no. 1.