Mar 05 2021 - Apr 12 2021


10:00 am - 6:00 pm

jaz whitford: next of kin to the mischief wind

Artist Statement

next of kin to the mischief wind is a series of work that embodies artist my experience living as a chronically ill, two-spirit indigenous person who has been displaced from their ancestral territories through ongoing colonization. The exhibition explores my relationships to spirituality and ancestral roots, as well as my relationship to the lands and waters that I am displaced from.

About the Artist

jaz is a 2 spirit anti-professional, working as an interdisciplinary artist centering community care, ancestral connections and qtpoc relief. they live semi-nomadically, along the unceded west coast of turtle island as well as the interior of so-called british columbia. jaz’s ancestry ties them to unceded secwepemculecw in the southern interior of so-called british columbia and more distantly to Scotland, though the bulk of their art practice blooms within the Unceded Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations where they have been overwhelmed with the warmheartedness, generosity and support of the host nations and  indigiqueer community to whom they owe a well of gratitude. 


This exhibition takes place upstairs in the Massy Gallery, which is only accessible by a flight of stairs. Unfortunately, no audio or visual tours are available at this time.⁣

Masks are mandatory while in Massy Books.⁣