Joseph Tisiga

About Joseph Tisiga

Joseph Tisiga’s work addresses notions of myth and identity through a narrative informed by his Kaska Dene and mixed European heritage. It is through this lens that he examines the clash or hybridity that occurs between Indigenous and North American/European modalities. The sum of these influences form an evolving personal mythology he refers to as “Indian Brand Corporation,” a symbolic landscape where thoughts find bodies. In 2011 he was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award and won the Historica-Dominion Aboriginal arts competition. Currently he lives and works between Whitehorse and Halifax. Tisiga is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.