"What you risk reveals what you value." Jeanette Winterson

roewan crowe

associate professor, university of winnipeg


Trans-disciplinary, queer, feminist artist and writer. Through the use of performance, installation, video, text, and theory, recent work creates intimate landscapes, making space for feelings, connection, and queer encounters. Interested in material explorations, questions of form, and the relationships among bodies, texts, images and the land.

Making theory about making art. Exploring artist-practitioner knowledges. Developing critical, reflective practices and writing about artistic processes, creativity and the imagination. How do artists share knowledge about creation and cultural production? Asking feminist questions about interpretation and writing about art.

Thinking, writing, and practicing ways to create dynamic and rich environments for risk-taking, art-making, learning and transformation. Teaching as activism. Teaching as art. Informed by critical, radical, decolonizing, revolutionary, and feminist pedagogies.

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  •   October 16, 2015 Today I was honoured with the Marsha Hanen Award for Excellence in Creating Community Awareness at UWinnipeg’s Autumn Convocation. Congratulations to my colleague Dr. Anna Stokke who was also honoured. From Dr. Annette Trimbee, President and Vice-Chancellor at U of W: “Both Dr. Roewan Crowe and Dr. Anna Stokke exemplify the powerful impact […]

  • September 23-27, 2015 What a pleasure to spend a week in Toronto for the Feminist Art Conference (FAC) at OCAD University. I had the opportunity to reconnect with friends, meet new artists, speak on a panel, and perform Lifting Stone, a queer femme performance/installation creating intimate stone encounters. OCAD’s painting studio was the performance and installation site for […]

  • August 30, 2015           It was a dream to be at the Zapatista (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) village of Oventik – autonomously territory of the Mayan – with my Hemi and CCPPA comrades this August.  

  • I had no nation now but the imagination.

    - Derek Walcott

  • To be an artist, you need to exist in a world of silence.

    - Louise Bourgeois

  • To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way.

    -June Jordan

  • Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is what it means to have no loved version of your life but the one you made.

    -Dorothy Allison