"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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  • November 17-19, 2017 Video Pool’s “Isolated Landscapes: The Gathering” begins tonight here in the ‘Peg. There are screenings, performances, and talks. So many interesting artists will be in attendance. ALL FREE (except Big Wig by Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey). I am thrilled to be part of this gathering. I am giving a talk (poetry!) on […]

  • October 20-22, 2017 I’ve been working with co-chairs Drs. Chantal Fiola and Sharanpal Ruprai on the conference planning committee for C2C. “C2C: Two-Spirit & Queer People of Colour: A Call to Conversation with LGBT & Allies” is a conference hosted by the University of Winnipeg (UW) in partnership with Two-Spirit People of Manitoba and QTPOC Winnipeg. […]

  • May 29-June 2, 2017 UWinnipeg is hosting A Film + Lecture Series during Winnipeg Pride. I’ll be reading from “Ah Sugar” (novel-in-progress) at the  UWinnipeg Pride Speaker Series on Thursday, June 1 at 12pm in the Library Archives (5th floor library).       I’ll be joined by Rafael Terrain, Tapji Garba & Christina Hajjar. White bones: […]

  • 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