Terrance Houle

Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary media artist and a proud member of the Kainai Nation (Blood Tribe). Involved with Aboriginal communities all his life, he has traveled to reservations throughout North America participating in Powwow dancing and native ceremonies. Houle makes use of performance, photography, video & film, music and painting in his work. Likewise, Houle’s practice includes various tools of mass dissemination such as billboards and vinyl bus signage. Houle’s work has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia, the UK and Europe. Terrance Houle’s first major solo exhibition, GIVN’R, opened at PLUG-IN Institute for Contemporary Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba. GIVN’R is a small retro-exhibition of Terrance’s works in film, video, performance, installation, mixed media, and photography between the years of 2003 to 2009. Houle lives and maintains his art practice in Calgary.


“An experimental art adventure with film/video, performance, photo and music to conjure spirits and ghosts as audience and collaborators. Terrance Houle will attempt to evoke the spirits and ghosts of colonial and non-colonial history, that exist in the light of night as in the darkness of the day.”

GHOST DAYS is a project based in many disciplines such as photo, video/film, performance, music and drawing/painting with a major emphasis on collaboration. The project is an experiment in Conjuring and medium-ship mixed with art and collaboration with the living and with the Spirit.

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