Dayna Danger

Dayna Danger (they/them pronouns) is a 2Spirit, Metis / Saulteaux / Polish visual artist, organizer and drummer. Danger was raised in Treaty 1 territory, Winnippe, or so called Winnipeg. They are currently based in occupied intionni’tiohtiá:ke, or so called Montréal. Danger holds a MFA in Photography from Concordia University. Using photography, sculpture, performance and video, Danger creates works and environments that question the line between empowerment and objectification by claiming the space. Ongoing works exploring BDSM and beaded leather fetish masks negotiate the complicated dynamics of sexuality, gender, and power in a consensual and feminist manner. Their focus remains on Indigenous and Metis visual and erotic sovereignty. Danger has exhibited their work nationally and internationally in such venues as the Art gallery of Alberta, Edmonton AB; Urban Shaman, Winnipeg, MB; Art Mur, Berlin; and the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. Danger has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art. Danger served as a board member of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC/CCA). Danger is an Artist in Residence through Initiatives for Indigenous Futures at AbTeC.

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