A headshot of Cara, a white person with dark hair who is wearing a hat with "THEY" on the front. Written text states "Cara Tierney, Artist and Educator."

On Friday, November 26, CreativeMornings Ottawa will welcome attendees back to the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) for an in-person event featuring artist and educator Cara Tierney (@tearkneeh). Speaking to this month’s CreativeMornings theme ‘liminal’ and harnessing the transformative potential of art, Cara will invite you to collaborate with them in building an art installation that actively helps shape the social architecture of public space.

Please note as part of the safety protocol only 50 tickets will be released, opening on November 19th at 11 am.

CONTENT WARNING: attending this talk will arouse feelings of queerness.

Cara Tierney (they/them) is a visual artist, curator, researcher, consultant, activist and educator who lives and works on unceded Algonquin land. Cara uses performance, sculpture, social practice, and installation to explore the way language and power conspire to produce meaning in, around, and through the body.

Proudly trans, Cara holds a MA in Canadian Art History from Carleton University, a MFA from the University of Ottawa and they are a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for Comparative Analysis in Literature, Arts and Culture at Carleton University. Their current research investigates the ways in which art can foster nuanced understandings of identity which question, and move beyond, the limits of language.

Tierney just completed a two-year artist residency at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, and they recently accepted a Research Fellowship position with the Trans Media Portal and Trans Media Lab – a digital archival database of trans films and film producers. While engaged in multiple modes of creative cultural production, their artistic practice and consultancy work seek to harness the transformative potential of art in the service of gender liberation for all.

Visit the CreativeMornings event page for additional details including COVID safety precautions, schedule, theme, accessibility, and transport.