President's Dream Colloquium on Creative Ecologies

Indigenous Methodologies and Exhibition Making

Speaker: Candice Hopkins

Candice Hopkins is a Tlingit art curator and writer

Candice Hopkins is a curator and writer originally from Whitehorse, Yukon and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was co-curator of the SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada, August, 2018, and is co-curator of the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, May-Nov. 2019, which features the media work of Isuma Productions, a collective based in Igloolik and Montreal, Canada. She was a curator for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. Her writing is published widely and recent essays include “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind and “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier” for the documenta 14 Reader. She has lectured on contemporary art, sound, indigeneity, native economies, and vernacular architecture at such venues as Witte de With, WIELS, Tate Modern, Dak’Art Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Canada. She is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and the 2016 the Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.

This talk will be held on November 21, 2019 (7:00 PM) in the Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Vancouver Campus.