Curating for Change: Candice Hopkins and Alan Greyeyes in Conversation (Episode 1)

Curating for Change on CFRC 101.9 fm: Episode 1 of 5
Recorded: 26 August 2022
Initial broadcast: 22 September 2022



Candice Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation and lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her writing and curatorial practice explores the intersections of history, contemporary art and indigeneity. She is Executive Director of Forge Project in Ancram, NY and Senior Curator of the 2022 edition of the Toronto Biennial of Art. Hopkins was part of the curatorial team for the Canadian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the work of the media art collective Isuma and co-curator of notable exhibitions including Art for New Understanding: Native Voices 1950s to Now; the 2018 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada; documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany; Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada and Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years in Winnipeg, MB. Her essays include “The Gilded Gaze: Wealth and Economies on the Colonial Frontier,” for the documenta 14 Reader, “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind, and “The Appropriation Debates” (or The Gallows of History), for MIT Press.

Alan Greyeyes runs an artist and project management company Ogichidaa Arts and produces the sākihiwē festival. His volunteer work includes positions on the board of directors for the Polaris Music Prize and the RBC Convention Centre; the Indigenous Music Advisory Committee for the National Music Centre; the Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle for the City of Winnipeg; the Indigenous Advisory Committee for the Winnipeg Folk Festival; and, the Rap category screening committee for the JUNO Awards. He is a member of Peguis First Nation. He received the 2020 Manitoba Arts Award of Distinction from the Manitoba Arts Council and the 2020 Kevin Walters Legacy Award from Manitoba Music for his work with Indigenous artists and organizations in Canada.