Tsēmā Igharas


Tsēmā Igharas is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation whose work explores the material relationships between the body and land.

Grounded in Potlatch methodologies and informed by strategies of Indigenous resistance to neo-colonization, Tsēmā deconstructs the imaginary of the ‘true North’ by foregrounding the reverberations of extractive industry felt by those who live downstream.

Tsēmā is a contributing member and representative for ReMatriate Collective, and was the 2018 recipient of the Emily Award for outstanding alumni of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Tsēmā has participated in numerous residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in addition to residencies in Italy and the Philippines, and has exhibited and performed her work throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and Chile.