GUEST BIO: Candice Hopkins

Hopkins recently has been appointed as senior curator of the inaugural 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art and co-curator of the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale featuring the media-work of Igloolik Isuma Productions Inc., opening in May. She was the co-curator of SITElines 2018 Biennial in Santa Fe, New Mexico and was part of the curatorial team for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany in 2017. Previous curatorial posts include at IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Western Front Society, and The Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. She’s received the prestigious Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art. Originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, she is a citizen of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.

Images:

1) Native Economies: From the Potlatch Ban to the Masks of Beau Dick (installation view from documenta 14, 2017); Twenty-two masks from the series Atlakim, 1990-2012 by Beau Dick. 2) Installation view from SITElines 2018 Biennial at SITE Santa Fe, co-curated with José Luis Blondet, and Ruba Katrib,