Thirza Cuthand

Thirza Cuthand

Film maker

  • Colonial legacy, Decolonization, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Toronto (Canada)

Thirza Cuthand was born in Regina, Canada in 1978. Since 1995 she has been making short experimental narrative videos and films about sexuality, madness, queer identity and love, and indigeneity, which have screened in festivals and galleries internationally. She completed her BFA majoring in Film and Video at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2005, and her Masters of Arts in Media Production at Ryerson University in 2015. She has also written three feature screenplays and has performed at many different locations throughout Canada. In 2017 she won the Hnatyshyn Foundation’s REVEAL Indigenous Art Award. She is a Whitney Biennial 2019 artist. Thirza Cuthand is of Plains Cree and Scots descent, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

Thirza Cuthand at the Latitude Festival:


Contributions by Thirza Cuthand