Gina Badger (they/she) is a queer nonbinary femme and white settler of mixed western european ancestry born on Cree territory and currently living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations (Vancouver, BC). A visual artist and an energetic clinical herbalist, they hold degrees from MIT (2010) and Concordia University (2008) and are forever a student of the plants.
At the heart of Gina’s practice is an engagement with the time and material of contemporary ecologies. Diverse in form, their artwork inhabits the expanded field of sculpture, installation, and performance art. With an approach that’s equally poetic and critical, they create work at the intersections of community care, magic, and ecology.
Projects such as Relanding with Mugwort, Mongrels, and Rates of Accumulation initiate encounters with marginal landscapes and flora, abandoning received histories of North America in favour of unsettling and abstracted narratives. Operating on an entirely different scale, Plants In Your Pants was an intervention into the politics of vaginal ecologies in patriarchal times, and prefaces Gina’s ongoing clinical work as an herbalist.
Badger worked in art publishing for over a decade, serving as the last editor of the legendary FUSE Magazine and doing a stint as editor of exhibitions and publications at the AGO. She occasionally leads workshops, attends residencies, edits artists’ books, publishes essays, interviews, and research, and collaborates on exhibitions involving plant medicine or live plants.
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