An organic in shape green sculpture in a white room.

November 30, 2023 to February 10, 2024

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 30, 5:00-8:00 pm


When observed closely, human and non-human relations echo onto one another: a tree branch is a lightning strike is a crack in the sidewalk. Inviting a recognition of the cycles of rot and regeneration, To Broadcast is to Scatter illuminates memory-marking within the human insistence on organizing time.

Guided by the principles of the rhizome, described by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as a network of connections with no beginning and no end, this exhibition is also informed by cultural scholars Astrida Neimanis and Rachel Loewen Walker’s proposition of “thick time.” Within the thick time model, layers of time stack together, expand and contract. This model encourages us to refuse a distinction between the human and non-human world, and instead, embrace an embodied understanding of ourselves as deep archives.

Artists Diana Sofia Lozano, Cadence Planthara, and Natalia Villanueva Linares present works that embrace multiplicity, hybridity, and unfixedness. seth cardinal dodginghorse, June Canedo de Souza, and collaborators Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind explore their family histories to reflect on inheritance: what is lost, what is found, and what may be seeded. Across the works, we are asked to entwine, not to arrive at something, but to get closer to it. How may we lean into an understanding of time as rhizomatic?

To Broadcast is to Scatter is the third and final exhibition presented as part of the School of Art Gallery’s Visiting Curator Program. Launched in Summer 2021, this initiative supports curatorial research, exhibitions, events, and publications by emerging and established guest curators alike.

The Visiting Curator Program is a catalyst for international-calibre exhibitions and aims to play a vital role in defining contemporary art and its attendant discourses in the Prairies. It gives students, faculty, and other community members meaningful opportunities to engage with curators who are charting bold new trajectories in their field. Through a significant mentorship component, it aims to foster new and strong curatorial voices.

This program is generously supported by Michael F. B. Nesbitt.


An orange light cascades on a hide displayed on a wall, covered in drawings.

seth cardinal dodginghorse

seth cardinal dodginghorse is a Tsuut’ina/Blackfeet/Saddle Laake Cree multidisciplinary artist, Prairie Chicken Dancer, experimental musician and cultural researcher. They grew up eating dirt and exploring the forest on their family’s ancestral land on the Tsuut’ina nation. In 2014 their family was forcibly removed from their homes and land for the construction of the South West Calgary Ring Road. This life changing event has been the focus of their creative work. They are currently a part of the artist collective tīná gúyáńí (Deer Road) which also includes their mother, Glenna Cardinal. In 2022, tīná gúyáńí was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award. seth is currently recording an album for their music project lawrence teeth. 

abstract painting of mauves, purples, greens, and greys.

Cadence Planthara

Cadence Planthara is an interdisciplinary artist and craftsperson of mixed South Asian and European descent currently living in the City of Toronto. Working in an expanding range of media including ceramic, photography, painting, writing, textiles, and installation, they move with questions around inheritance, identity, power and agency that resist straightforward answers. Through careful attention and play, they constellate disparate raw materials, inherited and found objects, producing oblique, poetic forms for use and consideration. Their work has recently been exhibited at the Khyber Centre for the Arts (Kjipuktuk/Halifax, NS), Joys, Pumice Raft, Hearth, and Trinity Square Video (all in Tkarón:to/Toronto, ON).


Diana Sofia Lozano

Artist Diana Sofia Lozano was born in Cali, Colombia and is based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work uses the language of botanical hybrids; the naturally occurring, genetically modified, and the imagined. Lozano presents biomimicry as metaphors for identity construction at the intersections of gender, sexuality, and the politics of difference.
She is interested in the deconstruction of botanical taxonomic failures in order to reveal and redefine the boundaries of colonial identificatory practices and geopolitical borders. Lozano has exhibited at Company Gallery, Wave Hill Gardens, Deli Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Proxyco Gallery, and Venus Over Manhattan in NYC, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, New Image Art in Los Angeles, Casa Prado in Barranquilla Colombia, Örebro Konsthall in Örebro Sweden, Parallel in Oaxaca Mexico, Arto Kyoto in Kyoto Japan, and Capsule Gallery in Shanghai China, among others.

Folded tissue paper, display in a rows from blue to purple in colour.

Natalia Villanueva Linares

Natalia Villanueva Linares is a French Peruvian artist who graduated with highest honors from the National School of Fine Arts of Paris. She currently lives in Chicago and works between North and South America and Europe. Her work has been shown in two major exhibitions at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Paris. She exhibited at the Sala Miro Quesada Garland in Peru (2013), the Collège de Bernardins in Paris and La Graineterie (2018). Natalia had her first solo shows with Doyang Lee Gallery (2014, Paris) DPM gallery in Ecuador (2019), Wu Gallery (2021, Peru), and Comfort Station (2022, Chicago). Her solo show at the Museo de Arte de San Marcos (Peru) won the Luces Award best solo exhibition 2022.
Natalia is a cultural worker who co-founded the non-profit organization Yaku in Peoria IL. She is the former Director of the artist-run mini mansion High Place and is founder of the magazine Ukayzine, created to promote international cultural exchanges through the visual arts. She is a contributor for Sixty Inches From Center and organizer of the critic program Canje.

In dialogue

Public Programming

Talk: Eat Your Arts and Vegetables with Shalaka Jadhav

Thursday, November 23, 5:30-6:00 PM
CKUW, 95.9 fm and

Curator Shalaka Jadhav discusses exhibition themes and programming for the upcoming exhibition, 'To Broadcast is to Scatter', with host Derek Brueckner.

Diana Sofia Lozano, Natalia Villanueva Linares, and Shalaka Jadhav in Conversation

Wednesday, November 29, 12:00-1:30 PM
346 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road
Also live-streaming on the School of Art Gallery, University of Manitoba YouTube channel. ASL interpretation and closed-captioning (on YouTube) available.

'To Broadcast is to Scatter' curator Shalaka Jadhav and exhibiting artists Diana Sofia Lozano and Natalia Villaneuva Linares discuss their respective practices and the broader contexts informing their work and research.  Together, their works embrace, beckon, and invite us to rot the edges of hyperidentification.
A Q&A will follow this conversation.

Performance: Natalia Villanueva Linares: Landscapes of Dual 11

Thursday, November 30, 6:30-7:00 PM
School of Art Gallery

Witness Natalia Villaneuva Linares on the opening night of 'To Broadcast is to Scatter' as she works with six performers to extend the life of tissue paper, drawing out its dye.  Performers and viewers alike will build a new relationship with this otherwise temporary everyday object.

Exhibition Tour: To Broadcast is to Scatter with Shalaka Jadhav

Friday, December 1, 12:00-1:00 PM
School of Art Gallery

Meet curator Shalaka Jadhav on a lunchtime tour to provide an overview of the exhibition, 'To Broadcast is to Scatter'.

Ceramics Workshop: Ritual, Reciprocity, and Altars with Cadence Planthara

Friday, December 1, 3:30-7:30 PM
Art City, 616 Broadway
Presented in partnership with Art City

'To Broadcast is to Scatter' exhibiting artist Cadence Planthara will facilitate participants in making small hand-built bowls that may be used as part of a personal practice.  In working with clay and reflecting on personal rituals, participants will expand their relationships to earth-based materials while thinking through ideas of reciprocity.

Performance: seth cardinal dodginghorse: Dirt Dance #3

Thursday, January 25, 7:00 PM
School of Art Gallery

In seth cardinal dodginghorse’s 2019 performance Dirt Dance, the artist imitated the movement of construction vehicles to tell the story of their family’s displacement from their home during the construction of the Southwest Calgary Ring Road.  For To Broadcast is to Scatter, seth will be a new version of the dance, which will involve using pirate radios to broadcast recorded dreams.