The Institution of Knowledge

Peter Morin, Cultural Graffiti: a Tahltan NDN declares war on the british monarchy, Buckingham palace, London England (2013). Performance documentation by Dylan Robinson

2022–23 Ticket Information

FAB Gallery, 1-1 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
(780) 492-2081

Gallery Hours

May 16 – June 10, 2023: 
Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm–5:00pm

June 22 – July 15, 2023:
Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 12:00pm–5:00pm; closed July 1

September through April:
Tuesday to Friday from 12:00pm–5:00pm; Saturday from 2:00pm–5:00pm


Admission is free. Masks are strongly recommended indoors on the University of Alberta campus.

The Institution of Knowledge

May 16 – June 9, 2023

FAB Gallery
Both Floors

Opening Reception

University of Alberta faculty, staff, students and invited guests
Tuesday, May 16
FAB Gallery

The Institution of Knowledge showcases research-in-action performances and installations that investigate the structures of knowledge that configure cultural and educational institutions, working to highlight the forms of knowledge that have historically been excised from such spaces. Each work in this exhibition suggests that, if we are to avoid re-inscribing Euro-Western colonial logics and hierarchies, those of us who work within contemporary institutions of knowledge must reorient our practices in ways that are radically relational, situated, and responsively accountable to not only which knowledges and bodies are included but how such bodies remake the pathways through which knowledge is developed and shared.

  • Natalie Loveless
  • Geoffrey Rockwell
Contributing Artists:
  • Freya Zinovieff
  • Marilyn Arsem
  • Zoe Todd
  • Peter Morin & Jimmie Kilpatrick
  • Stephanie Loveless
  • Paola Poletto & David Gauntlett
  • Sono-(soro)ridades Collective | Amanda Gutiérrez, Gabriela Aceves Sepulveda, Laura Balboa, Victoria Polti, Ana Alfonsina Mora, Freya Zinovieff

Concurrent Events as part of The Institution of Knowledge Exhibition:
  • Symposium is open to the public | FAB Corner Stage (FAB 2-51)
    • Wednesday May 17, 2023, 10am-4pm
    • Thursday May 18, 2023, 10am-4pm
  • Performance Lectures by Christine Bellerose & Sourayan Mookerjea | FAB Gallery
    • Wednesday May 17, 2023, 4-6pm 
  • Peter & Jimmie’s Love Songs to End Colonization Artist talk/Performance | FAB Gallery
    • Thursday May 18, 2023, 4-6pm

The Institution of Knowledge is a research-creation exhibition and symposium organized by Geoffrey Rockwell (the Kule Institute for Advanced Study) and Natalie Loveless (the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory). This project is also made possible with support from Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK, and the Department of Drama, the Department of Art & Design, and the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta.


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