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Decolonizing Astrophysics

  • Ontario Place South Marina 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West Toronto, ON, M6K 3B9 Canada (map)

Launching on September 21, the Toronto Biennial of Art is a 72-day, free art exhibition that will take place every two years. 

For this Toronto Biennial event, an intimate conversation under the stars brings together artist, poet and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives. In the context of Elder Redbird’s project Wigwam Chi-Chemung based in and around Ontario Place Marina and Caecilia’s Tripp’s Intersteller Sleep at AGYU and 259 Lake Shore Blvd East, the conversation moves toward ndigenizing Astronomy curricula.

Visitors are invited to bring along warm clothing and blankets for the event. 

For up-to-date information on the Toronto Biennial of Art programs, please visit

For the Toronto Biennial, Wigwam Chi-Chemung will host two Open Studio sessions:

Open Studio I: Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm
Open Studio II: Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm

Artist and poet Elder Duke Redbird’s Open Studio sessions offer the public an opportunity to visit the Wigwam Chi-Chemung boat, ask questions of, learn from, and engage with the perspectives of Indigenous Elders.

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Earlier Event: August 11
Reservations to Revelations
Later Event: September 28
Art & Wellness