Nadia Myre

“The Scar Project” [ENG]


Abstract: Pick at the scab and what do you see? A story you love? A story you hate? A story you are too afraid to share or one you can’t stop talking about? Love them or hate them, our stories are wounds that have shaped and influenced our lives. The Scar Project, a participatory artwork that evolved and traveled to different communities from 2005 to 2013, was about recognizing, naming and sharing them – listening, and in so doing, bringing compassion and love to each other and ourselves.


Bio: Nadia Myre is a visual artist from Quebec and an Algonquin member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. For over a decade, her multi-disciplinary practice has been inspired by participant involvement as well as recurring themes of identity, language, longing and loss. Myre is a recipient of numerous grants and awards, notably: Sobey Art Award (2014), Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Les Elles de l’art for the Conseil des arts de Montréal (2011), Quebec Arts Council’s Prix à la création artistique pour la region des Laurentides (2009), and a Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum (2003). Her work The Scar Project was selected for both the 2011 Montréal Biennale and 2012 Sydney Biennial. Myre’s work has received accolades from the New York Times, Le Monde, The Washington Post, Le Devoir, and has been featured in ARTnews, American Craft Magazine, ETC, Parachute, Canadian Art, C Magazine, Monopol, and ESSE.