Renowned for her examinations on the influence of popular media and culture on Aboriginal self-identity, Blondeau - a Cree/Saulteaux/Metis artist originally from Saskatchewan, Canada - works to confront and co-opt conventional stereotypes of First Nations women. The artist addresses themes of self-image and self-definition.
The performance personae she has created, including the now-famous 'Belle Sauvage', explore the damage of colonialism and the ironic pleasures of displacement and resistance.
A unique artist who embodies an essential humour within her work, Blondeau holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, has sat on the Advisory Panel for Visual Arts for the Canada Council for the Arts, and is a co-founder and the current director of TRIBE, a Canadian Aboriginal arts organisation.
In Australia only for a short time, Blondeau is appearing at ACMI for this special public lecture co-presented with the Centre for Creative Arts at La Trobe University, in association with cyberTribe's SOLID SCREEN Festival and Symposium 2014.