In the galleries
Upcoming exhibitions
Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Today 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

Visibly Iroquoian

Exhibition, December 2022 to September 2024

Looking out from windows across three sites in the CCA building, an installation by interdisciplinary performing artist Ange Loft prompts visitors to consider Indigenous context in and around the city of Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal through a series of interconnected activities. Combining art-based research, archeological and historical maps, and oral narratives, the installation engages with the land upon which the city has been built, specifically the layered histories beneath the ground.

The indoor and outdoor installation can be experienced from the windows at the CCA’s entrance, in the rotunda across from the Study Room, and in the Founder’s Salon of Shaughnessy House.

Loft was commissioned by the CCA to create this work as the inaugural Research Fellow linked to the institution’s Living Land Acknowledgment project. The creation of a biennial fellowship for Indigenous researchers working on land restitution in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyang/Montréal will keep this process alive. The biennial fellowship will run for three iterations, with two more to follow in 2023 and 2025.

© CCA. Photo: Matthieu Brouillard

To learn more about this topic, sign up for our workshop with Ange Loft.

Ange Loft is an interdisciplinary performing artist from Kahnawà:ke Kanien’kehá:ka Territory, working in Tsi Tkarón:to (Toronto). She is an ardent collaborator, consultant, and facilitator working in arts-based research, wearable sculpture, theatrical co-creation, and Haudenosaunee history. She is a vocalist with music collective Yamantaka//Sonic Titan and inaugural Indigenous Artist in Residence at Centaur Theatre.



Collaborators: Eruoma Awashish, Alaska B, Joe Deome, Barbara Diabo, CCA Land Acknowledgement Working Group, Hannah Claus, Katsi’tsahèn:te Cross-Delisle, Katsitsanoron Dumoulin-Bush, Sedalia Fazio, Iehente Foote, and Sarah Shin.

The CCA gratefully acknowledges the support of the ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and National Bank.

Related articles


Sign up to get news from us

Email address
First name
Last name
By signing up you agree to receive our newsletter and communications about CCA activities. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, consult our privacy policy or contact us.

Thank you for signing up. You'll begin to receive emails from us shortly.

We’re not able to update your preferences at the moment. Please try again later.

You’ve already subscribed with this email address. If you’d like to subscribe with another, please try again.

This email was permanently deleted from our database. If you’d like to resubscribe with this email, please contact us

Please complete the form below to buy:
[Title of the book, authors]
ISBN: [ISBN of the book]
Price [Price of book]

First name
Last name
Address (line 1)
Address (line 2) (optional)
Postal code
Email address
Phone (day) (optional)

Thank you for placing an order. We will contact you shortly.

We’re not able to process your request at the moment. Please try again later.

Folder ()

Your folder is empty.

Please complete this form to make a request for consultation. A copy of this list will also be forwarded to you.

Your contact information
First name:
Last name:
Phone number:
Notes (optional):
We will contact you to set up an appointment. Please keep in mind that your consultation date will be based on the type of material you wish to study. To prepare your visit, we'll need:
  • — At least 2 weeks for primary sources (prints and drawings, photographs, archival documents, etc.)
  • — At least 48 hours for secondary sources (books, periodicals, vertical files, etc.)