Canadian Singer Grimes Honors Missing Aboriginal Women in NYC


Claire Boucher, the Canadian singer and artist known as Grimes, performs in New York City at the Mercury Lounge on March 23 and at Glasslands Gallery on the 24th. The same weekend she will debut a visual arts show that she has curated and hold a silent auction to benefit Sisters in Spirit, Canada’s group that combats violence against aboriginal women.

Sisters in Spirit’s parent organization, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, is raising funds to create a national toll-free line for reporting violence, as well as continuing efforts to influence government policy and educate the public on violence against this segment of the population, according to the website Pitchfork. It's all in the name of helping push for resolution to the cases of hundreds of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.

The exhibit will be at the Audio Visual Arts (AVA) gallery, in the East Village, and sponsored by the website Refinery29, Pitchfork reports.

The unassuming 23-year-old sat down with The New York Times recently to declare, among other things, that she shies away from designer clothes and likes to show “the beauty of women, but with a dark side,” she said. “I like creating beauty out of scary things.”

Grimes is on tour for her latest album, Visions, which you can hear a song from below.