Jeneen Frei Njootli

Jeneen Frei Njootli is an interdisciplinary 2SQ Vuntut Gwich’in artist invested in Indigenous sovereignty and decolonization, and whose work frequently deconstructs the history of the materials she uses, e.g. by investigating their relationship to trade, ceremonial regalia, and the politics of Indigenous art.

A founding member of the ReMatriate Collective, Jeneen was a 2017 longlist nominee and 2018 shortlist nominee for the national Sobey Art Award, and is the recipient of major awards including the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver Artist Prize and the Luminaries Award from the Museum of Northwest Art.

Jeneen’s recent exhibitions and performances include those at the Remai Modern (Saskatoon, 2019), Encuentro, (Mexico City, 2019), La Ferme du Buisson (Noisiel, France, 2019), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, 2018), Fierman Gallery (New York, 2018), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, 2019), and the Toronto Biennale (Toronto, 2019). Jeneen is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.