Sarabeth Triviño Mapu: Sacred Land 

Date(s): Sep 10 to Oct 15 2022

Location: Small gallery

Exhibition

Mapu: Sacred Land 

Sarabeth Triviño, Larmes (détail), 2021. Photo : Eduardo Bustillos

With Mapu: Sacred Land, Sarabeth Triviño invites the public to rediscover the traces of our ancestors and to reaffirm our origins and identity. For the artist, the act of knitting allows her to interweave various stories of her family, her past and her present, in order to build a new identity as an immigrant woman and to weave bonds of filiation and solidarity with the Mapuche people.

Even before entering the small gallery, the public is greeted by Ruka, a large textile installation evoking a traditional Mapuche house. In the gallery, beadwork is inspired by the cosmology of these people and their ancestral cultures. They are testimonies of a personal journey in which Triviño rediscovers her indigenous origins in her native Chile.

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Mapu: Sacred Land 

Sarabeth Triviño, Larmes (détail), 2021. Photo : Eduardo Bustillos

Sarabeth Triviño is a textile artist of Chilean origin who lives and works in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. She became a professional artisan member of the Conseil des métiers d’arts du Québec in 2008 and in 2017, she completed her BFA in Visual and Media Arts at UQÀM and is currently a Master’s candidate in Fibers & Material Practices at Concordia University. For the past few years, she has been working as an artisan and visual artist, integrating crochet, macramé, knitting and embroidery techniques in her projects. Her textile art practice is inspired by environmental and social issues with feminist overtones.