Guest Curator, national Inuit Art Centre inaugural exhibitions and programming, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, opening spring 2020
Co-curator, with Charissa von Harringa and Amy Prouty, Among All These Tundras, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, QC (and touring – 2021), opening September 8
Co-curator, with Sandra Dyck and Christine Lalonde, Alootook Ipellie: Walking Both Sides of an Invisible Border, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario (and touring – 2020), opening September 17
Curator, SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft from Nunatsiavut, The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John’s, NL (opened October 7, 2016); Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (2017); Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB (2018); Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina AB (2019), Art Gallery of Windsor (2019)
Curator, Ilippunga: the Brousseau Inuit Art Collection, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Québec (permanent exhibition)
Co-Curator, with Dr. Mark Turner and Britt Gallpen, iNuit Blanche circumpolar night festival, St. John’s NL, October 8, 2016
Curator, Disrupt Archive: Dayna Danger and Cecilia Kavara Verran, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, Quebec, opened March 18
Curator, Nunatsiavut Community Art and Craft Exhibition, in collaboration with the Nunatsiavut Government, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador (opened November 2015)
Co-Curator with Dr. Carla Taunton, “Transforming Tomorrow: Indigenous Performance and Media Art Program,” Art in the Open: Contemporary Art Festival, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Curatorial Mentor, Exhibiting the Archive / Performing the Archive, curated by Dayna (Cielen) Danger, FoFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal Quebec
Curator, Interrelations: the Brousseau Inuit Art Collection, temporary exhibition of the Brousseau Inuit Art Collection, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, Québec
Curatorial contributor, ARTiculations in Print: Kenojuak Ashevak, Main Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Curator, Cultural Dispossession in the North, Story Niche Galleries, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Curatorial Committee Member, Wearing Our Identity: The First Peoples Collections (permanent installation, opened May 1, 2013), McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec
Curator, aboDIGITAL: The Art of Jordan Bennett, Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, British Columbia
Curator, Decolonize Me, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa Ontario (touring, 2011-2015)
Curator, “We Were So Far Away”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools, The Legacy of Hope Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario (touring, 2008 – ongoing)
Curatorial Consultant, Inuit Art Alive, online exhibition, Inuit Art Foundation, Ottawa, Ontario
Curator, Inuit Cultural Memory: From the Tyler Brooks Collection, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Curator, By the Book? Early Influences on Inuit Art, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa Ontario
Curator, Drawn Together: Cape Dorset Graphic Artists, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Curatorial Assistant (practicum). Urban Natives
, supervised by Morgan Baillargeon, Curator of Plains Ethnology, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec.
Co-curator. This Place
, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Keynote Speaker, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Lecture in Native American Art History, School of Visual Arts and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma, September (date TBD).
Keynote Speaker, Inuit Art Society Annual Conference, October 5. Location TBD.
Keynote Speaker, "Oral History in Community and by Community: Speaking with Inuit Artists about their Work,” Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal,QC, November 6.
Keynote Speaker, “Inuit Art in International Perspective,” Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums Sprachman Lecture Series, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal ,QC, November 7.
Keynote Speaker, "Decolonizing Inuit Art History: Putting Community Knowledge First in our Historiographical Practices," Historiographical Innovations, Wilson Graduate Student Conference, Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, November 9-10.
Keynote Speaker, “Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit in the Art Museum: Centering Inuit Knowledge and Community in Exhibition Practices,” McCready Lecture on Canadian Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON, January 17.
Keynote Panelist, “Keynote Panel: Sharing Knowledge and Engaging Publics: Reflections of Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Institutions,” Imagining Canada’s Future Forum, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON, September 25-26.
Keynote Speaker, “Inuit Futures in the Arts Industry,” All Arts Summit, Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, NU, October 17-19.
Keynote 1, “Radical Collaboration: SakKijâjuk and Indigenous Curatorial Practice," Pratiques de la trangression/Practices of Transgression Colloque international organise, par la Section de Littérature comparée, Département de littératures et langues du monde, Université de Montréal International Conference organized by the Comparative Literature Section of the Department of World Literatures and Languages, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, December 11-12.
Keynote and Moderator, Southern Scene / Inuit Disenchantment, Indigenous Visual Culture Program, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, September 15.
Chair, “Decolonizing Research Practices in the Arts: Indigenous Methodologies for Engaging Circumpolar Arts Institutions,” Arctic Arts Summit: The Arctic as a Laboratory for sustainable art and cultural policy, Rovaniemi, Finland, June 5.
Panelist, “The Role of Biennials and Triennials in the Process of Decolonizing Museums and Arts Institutions," Honolulu Biennial Hub and the Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HA, March 8.
Co-Presenter, “International Curator Talk,” with Julie Nagam, TARNANTHI Contemporary Art Festival, Art Gallery of Southern Australia, Adelaide, AUS, November 21.
Panel Chair and Participant, “Inuit Curatorial Practices and Approaches,” Pjilita’q Mi’kmaki: L’nuite’tmukl tan wejkuwaql naqwe’kl International Gathering, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective, Halifax, NS, October 12.
Panelist, “Curating with Community,” aabaakwad (it clears after a storm), Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, September 15.
Co-Presenter, “Indigenous collaborations through the gallery as a site for self-determination and social change,” with Julie Nagam, Jaimie Isaac, and Jarita Greyeyes, Indigenous Peoples, Canada, and the United States: Sovereignty, Sustainability, and Reconciliation Third Annual Canada Colloquium, Fulbright Foundation, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, March 8.
Panelist, “Arctic Futurisms,” Radically Shifting Our Indigenous Futures Through Art, Scholarship and Technology, 3rd Annual Symposium on the Future Imaginary, Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg MB, December 1.
Panelist, Roundtable discussion, Indigenous Art: New Media and the Digital, Native American Art Studies Association, Tulsa, OK, October 27.
Panelist, “Curatorial Forum on Inuit Art,” Inuit PiusituKangit 20th Annual Inuit StudiesConference, St. John’s, NL (October 2016)
Panelist, “The Initiative for Indigenous Futures,” Native American and Indigenous StudiesAssociation (NAISA), Honolulu, Hawaii (May 2016)
Co-Chair(with Dr. Carla Taunton), Continuities Between Eras: Indigenous Art Historiesdouble sessions, Universities Art Association of Canada, NSCAD University,Halifax, Nova Scotia (November 2015)
Co-Chair(with Dr. Carla Taunton), Co-Chair (with Dr. Carla Taunton), Indigenous Art inPublic Spaces double session, 20th Native American Art Studies Association(NAASA) Conference, Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, New Mexico (October 2015)
Presenter(with Drs. Julie Nagam and Carla Taunton), “The Kanata Indigenous Performance,New and Digital Media Art Project and the Transactive Memory Keepers Database,”Joint CSDH/SCHN Digital Humanities Conference 2015, Congress of the Humanitiesand Social Sciences 2015, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (June 2015)]
Speaker, IndigenousModernisms: Histories of the Contemporary, Multiple Modernisms:Twentieth-Century Artistic Modernisms in Global Perspective, Museum of NewZealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, forthcoming, December 11 –12.
“Nunatsiavut visualarts and culture: affirmation of the Inuit cultural sovereignty overcenturies,” Inside Illusuak: Expressive Culture of the Labradorimiut / À l'intérieurd'Illusuak: expression de la culture des Labradorimiut, 19th Annual InuitStudies Conference: Qaumaniq – enlightening knowledge, Laval University, QuebecCity, Quebec, October 30
Presenter andPanelist, “Fostering Resilience / Gathering Strength: Continuities in LabradorInuit Women’s Arts,” and Chair, “Resistance and Resilience Part 2: GlobalIndigenous Women’s Art Histories,” Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur labreche, 16th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, University of Toronto.Toronto, Canada, May 25, 2014.
"SakKijâjuk/ To be Visible: Community Knowledge and Nunatsiavummiut Visual Culture,"Questioning Authority: Bringing Community Knowledge to the Museum, NativeAmerican Art Studies Association (NAASA) Conference, Denver, Colorado, October18
"DecolonizeMe: Experiments in Indigenous Curatorial Practice," Experiments inDecolonizing Institutional Space, Decolonizing Future Intellectual Legacies andActivist Practices: Critical Ethnic Studies Conference, The Institute ForResearch on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago,September 19
"CigarStore Indians, Collectible Figurines, Sports Mascots and Sexy Avatars:Representations of Native North Americans in Canada and the USA," LittleBlack Sambos, Cigar Store Indians... and Lucky Jews with Coins? Minorities,Kitsch, and Stereotypes on Both Sides of the Atlantic, Jewish CulturalFestival, Krakow, Poland, July 2
Presenterand Panel Co-Chair (with Dr. Anna Hudson, York University),"Self-Determination and Sovereignty: A Recent History of Arctic Art,"Towards a new definition of Arctic Sovereignty: indigenous players in a globalcultural economy, 18th Inuit Studies Conference 2012: Learning from the Top ofthe World, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, October 25
"TheEmergence of Labradorimiut Art," Inuit Art: Contemporary Issues, 18thInuit Studies Conference 2012: Learning from the Top of the World, SmithsonianInstitution, Washington DC, October 25
"FromDefense to Interview: How to Plan for Your First Job," UAAC ProfessionalDevelopment Round-table, Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) AnnualConference, Concordia University, Montreal QC, November 3
"ResilientPractices: Asserting Arctic Sovereignty Through Inuit Art," College ArtAssociation 99th Annual Conference, New York, New York
"Sharingthe Difficult Histories of Inuit Residential Schools," Telling Stories/Storytelling, Canadian Historical Association, Congress of the Humanities andSocial Sciences, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
"ContestingCategorizations: Highs and Lows in Contemporary Inuit Art," NAISA 2010Conference, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, University ofArizona, Tucson, Arizona
"WeWere So Far Away": The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools,"Curating Difficult Knowledge International Conference, Centre for EthnographicResearch and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence, Concordia University,Montreal, Quebec, April 18
"FromCraft and Curio to Stone Sculpture: James Houston, Modernist Primitivism, andInuit Art," Art and Survival in a Changing World, Native American ArtStudies Association, Fairbanks, Alaska, September 29
Canadian Delegate, Canada Council for the Arts, Arctic Arts Summit: The Arctic as a Laboratory for sustainable art and cultural policy, Rovaniemi, Finland, June 3-6.
2016 – 2018
International Delegation of Indigenous Curators, Canada Council for the Arts
Canadian Delegate, Indigenous Tri-nation First Nations Cultural Exchange, Canada Council for the Arts, Creative New Zealand, and Australian Arts Council.
Canadian Delegate, Arctic Arts Summit, Canada Council for the Arts, Harstad Norway, June 19 - 26.
Indigenous Curatorial Delegate, 57th Venice Biennale, Canada Council for the Arts, Venice, Italy, May 7- 16.
Visiting Scholar, Hood Museum of Art,Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, funded by the Institute of Library and Museum Services, United States.
Guest Lecturer, “Kinngait Studios: Printmaking in the Arctic Circle,” Highpoint Centre for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, November 16.
Panelist, “Sparking Miyeu Pimatishiwim: Métis Methodologies for Indigenous Littoral Curation and Critical Discourse,” University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, November 29.
“Ceramics and Other Outliers in Inuit Art,” University of Toronto Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto, ON, November 23.
"Instructors and Innovators: Unconventional Inuit Art in the late 20th and early 21st Centuries,” McGill Speaker Series, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University, Montreal, QC, November 16.
“Hidden Art History: Bringing to Light the the Inuit Art Movement That Almost Wasn't,” 7th Annual Indigenous Awareness Week, McGill University, Montreal, QC, September 20.
Panelist, “Contemporary Indigenous Art,” Arctic Arts Summit, Hardstad, Norway, June 22.
“Rewriting Inuit Art History - Towards an Inclusive Future,” Emily Carr University of Art Design, Vancouver, BC, February 23.
“Decolonization, Art, and the Everyday Intimacy of Indigenous Identity Politics,” Humanities & Public life conference: Thinking about identity, Dawson College, September 2016
"Inuit Resurgence: Arctic Art Futures," Initiative for Indigenous Futures Second Annual Symposium on the Future Imaginary, Kelowna, BC (August 2016)
Roundtable Discussion, Cultural Representation in the Media Arts, Ethics and Freedom of Expression, FoFA Gallery, Concordia University, March 2016“Exhibiting Controversy / Promoting Debate,” Association of Art Museum Curators, 2016 Annual Conference & Meeting, Houston, Texas (May 2016)
"Inside the Museum and Other Colonial Spaces: Imagining Decolonization through Indigenous Art and Curatorial Practice," Art and the Exhibition Space,
Professional Panel (with Dr. Jennifer Carter and Dr. Barbara Clausen), Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History 4th Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, February 6
"Writing Inuit Art History," in conversation with Dr. Anna Hudson, Afternoons at the Institute, The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, March 28
"Exhibition as Activism: Decolonize Me Curatorial Discussion," Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Thunder Bay, Ontario, January 31
"Aboriginal Residential Schools in Canada," Guest lecture in CANS 310: Canadian Cultures: Issues and Contex
t undergraduate course led by Dr. Shelley Butler, Dept. of Anthropology, McGill University, April 12
"Urban Indigenous People and Art," Guest lecture in ARTH 610: Contemporary Art and Urban Culture
, graduate seminar led by Dr. Johanne Sloan, Dept. of Art History, Concordia University, March 11
"Inuit Culture and Curatorial Practice," Guest lecture in ARTE 398: Issues in Indigenous Art and Art Education
, undergraduate course led by Dr. Christine Stocek, Dept. of Art Education, Concordia University, March 11
"Decolonize Me: Indigenous Art, Identity and Activism," Public lecture, Foreman Art Gallery, Bishops University, February 25
"The Presentation of Indigenous Arts and Cultures / Recent Aboriginal Curatorial Practice in Canada," Guest lecture in HIST 327: Museums & Heritage in a Globalized World
, undergraduate course led by Dr. Erica Lehrer, Department of History, Concordia University, November 21
"Inuit Art: Modern Meets Contemporary," McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec, August 1
"Inuit Art, Modern and Continuous," Representing Canada: Issues and Priorities
, Department of Art, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, October 10
"Inuit Drawings: Autobiography and Narrative in the Graphic Arts," Innovations and Interventions: Aboriginal Art and Art History Lectures
, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, February 12
"A 'Snapshot' of the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in the 1910s: The Living Cybercartographic Atlas of Indigenous Artifacts and Knowledge," Woodland Cultural Centre, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, Ontario, May 21
Workshops, Panels, Moderating
Organizer, Inuit Arts Mentorship: SSHRC PDG Workshop, Winnipeg Art Gallery and University of Winnipeg, April 28.
Co-Chair (with Dr. Carla Taunton), Continuities Between Eras: Indigenous Art Histories double sessions, Universities Art Association of Canada, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 6.
Co-Chair (with Dr. Carla Taunton), Co-Chair (with Dr. Carla Taunton), Indigenous Art in Public Spaces double session, 20th Native American Art Studies Association (NAASA) Conference, Buffalo Thunder, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 2.
Panel Chair & Moderator, “Transmigration; Aboriginal/Autochtone performance
At the Edges of the Water and Land: Improvisation and Indigeneity,” Trans- Montréal / Fluid Identities: Performance in Montréal, Québec, and Beyond, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, September 18.
Workshop Organizer, Indigenous Theories and Methodologies for Art History Workshop, OCAD University, Toronto, ON, October 22.
Workshop Co-organizer, “The Sovereignty of Indigenous Bodies and Aesthetics,” with Dylan Miner, Julie Nagam, and Dot Tuer, IX Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, June 21 – 28.2013
Workshop participant, Aboriginal Art History Workshop
, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art History, Montreal, Quebec, November 14 -16
Workshop participant, Settler Art History Workshop
, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Concordia University, October 4 - 5
Panel Moderator, Revisioning the Indians of Canada Pavilion: Ahzhekewada [Let us look back],
Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Conservateurs Autochtones (ACC/CCA) and the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program of OCAD University, Toronto, Ontario
Panelist, "Representing Canada: Issues and Priorities," Department of Art
, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Workshop participant, Nations in the History of Art: Comparative and Revisionist Analyses
, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Panel Co-Chair, "Indigenous Art: Decolonizing Practices," University Art Association of Canada
, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario
Session Facilitator, Visual Arts Summit
, Canadian Museums Association, Ottawa, Ontario
Panel Moderator, The Past in the Present: Historical Aboriginal Art in the Contemporary Museum
, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
Conferences - Planning and Coordinating
Co-Organizer, Tukisiqattautiniq / Understanding each other / Se comprendre, 21st Annual Inuit Studies Conference, Montreal, QC October 3-6.
Organizer, Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership: The Pilimmaksarniq/Pijariuqsarniq Project SSHRC Talent Partnership Grant Workshop, OCADU, Toronto, ON: August 10- 11.
Organizer, with Dr. Carla Taunton, Teachings: Theories and Methodologies for Indigenous Art Histories in North America Symposium, Concordia University, November 11- 12.
Co-Organizer, Inuit PiusituKangit, 20th Annual Inuit Studies Conference, St. John’s, NL, October 8- 11.
Organizer and Moderator, Department of Art History Truth and Reconciliation Brainstorming Lunch Session: Students Talk / Professors Listen Series, Concordia University Department of Art History, March and April.
2015Co-Organizer (with Arts NL) To Light the Fire Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous Arts Symposium, November 19-22.
Co-Organizer, The Aboriginal Art Living Archive
, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Conservateurs Autochtones (ACC/CCA) 6th Bi-Annual Colloquium, Concordia Unviersity, Montréal, Québec, October 17-18
Organizer, Transmissions: Sharing Indigenous Knowledge and Histories in the Digital Era
, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, February 28 - March 2
Organizer, the ACC Curators Camp Kabeshinàn
, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Conservateurs Autochtones (ACC/CCA), The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, October 22 - 24