Art Curator and Writer
Candice Hopkins is a curator and writer originally from Whitehorse, Yukon. She is Senior Curator of the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art and was a co-curator of the Canadian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale, featuring the videos of the Igloolik-based media collective, Isuma. Hopkins was also co-curator of the SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada and was a curator for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany and a co-curator of the major exhibitions Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, and the 2014 SITE Santa Fe biennial, Unsettled Landscapes. Her writing is published widely and her recent essays and presentations 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 “Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices” at Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway. She has lectured internationally including at Yale University, Witte de With, Tate Modern, Dak’Art Biennale, Artists Space, Tate Britain and the University of British Columbia. She is the recipient of numerous awards including 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. She is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.