Black Drones in the Hive

Deanna Bowen: Black Drones in the Hive, September 18, 2020 to May 23, 2021 at the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, Curated by Crystal Mowry.

“On the centenary of the first-ever exhibition of the Group of Seven painters, KWAG will premiere Bowen’s Black Drones in the Hive, an interdisciplinary exhibition that reveals the strategic erasures which enable canons to exist without question or complication.”

“By weaving threads of settlement, migration and displacement using local archives, KWAG’s Permanent Collection, publications and propaganda, Bowen excavates the roots of systemic racism in Canada and the erasures that have enabled historical canons to persist without question.”


Montreal-based artist Deanna Bowen discusses her solo exhibition, Black Drones in the Hive, in conversation with KWAG Senior Curator Crystal Mowry.