Photo by Grégoire Féron

Maria Hupfield

Maria Hupfield is a 2020-2022 inaugural Borderlands Fellow for her project "Breaking Protocol" at The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School and the Center for the Imagination in the Borderlands at Arizona State University and was awarded the Hnatyshyn Mid-career Award for Outstanding Achievement in Canada 2018. She has exhibited and performed her work through her touring solo exhibition "The One Who Keeps On Giving" organized by The Power Plant (2017-2018), and solo Nine Years Towards the Sun, at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, (2019-2020). Amongst other places, she has also presented her work at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gibney Dance, the New York Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, the New York Museum of Art and Design, BRIC House Gallery, the Bronx Museum, Site Santa Fe, the National Gallery of Canada, Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art, the NOMAM in Zurich, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Galerie de L’UQAM, Galerie Hugues Charbonneau, and Patel Brown. She is co-owner of Native Art Department International with her husband artist Jason Lujan. She’s a member of the Anishinaabek People and belongs to Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Performance and Media Art, and a Canadian Research Chair in Transdisciplinary Indigenous Arts, at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

Curatorial projects include The First Water Is the Body, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (2021), New Jersey NY; As Wide As the Sky (2020), online exhibit, First Peoples Week, The Greene Space, New York NY; #callresponse (2016-2018), traveling exhibit with co-conspiriators Tania Willard and Tarah Hogue, grunt gallery, Vancouver BC; Life on Neebahgeezis: A Luminous Engagement (2017), Toronto’s Nuit Blanche, with five commissioned multimedia projects, Toronto ON; From The Belly of The Beast: A Night of Native and Non-Native Feminist Performances (2017), with co-curator Katya Grokhovsky, Grace Exhibition Space a co-presentation by The Feminist Art Project at the College Art Association, and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY.

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(POSTPONED) Movement Research at the Judson Church

January 03, 2022
performance