MONA SMITH

Mona Smith, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota, is a multi-media artist, educator and co-founder of Allies: media/art.  Her media work includes art projects for the web, and multimedia installation work, most notably, Cloudy Waters; Dakota Reflections on the River (Minnesota History Center, 2005 and permanent audio installation at the Mill Courtyard at the Minneapolis Riverfront 2011 and Scinece museum of Minnesota, 2015), City Indians (Ancient Traders Art Gallery, Minneapolis, 2006-2007), MniSota Dakota Home, (Form+Content Gallery), Presence, a multimedia/performance event, (Mill City Museum, 2010 and 2011, and BV Studios, Bristol, England, 2011), Between Fences, (The Box Studio and Performance, Galway Ireland, 2012),  A Dakota Place, (Nash Gallery, Minneapolis,  2012) and the Bdote Memory Map (with the Minnesota Humanities Center).

She owns the media art and research company, Allies, LLC and heads the media division, Allies: media/art since 1996.  Currently, she is artist lead for the Healing Place Collaborative.

She is a member of the PLaCE (Place, Location and Context and Environment) Research Consortium based at the University of West England in Bristol, and is a member of the Mapping Spectral Traces International Network.

Her artistic and educational practice uses image, sound and place to work ‘between,’ the place of healing, of relationship, of meaning, where spirit and physical, life and death, fear and strength, night and day intersect.

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