On Relationships: Indigenous Curatorial Practice

March 1, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Indigenous curatorial practices as agents of change

Dr. Carmen Robertson and CUAG invite you to a free public discussion on Indigenous curatorial practice featuring three Indigenous curators: Lee-Ann Martin, Dr. Suzanne Morrissette and Danielle Printup. 

We’ll convene on Zoom; you can register here. 

This lively conversation will explore the importance of relationships to Indigenous curatorial practice: to artists, to art, to land and to all living beings. Martin, Morrissette and Printup will take up a range of issues relating to how their curatorial practice draws upon living knowledges in ways that serve as agents of change.  

This conversation is organized by Dr. Carmen Robertson, in conjunction with a seminar she is teaching this term, On Display: Exhibitions and Indigenous Art, which explores the complex histories and current strategies and ethics of museums and Indigenous curatorial practice. 


Lee-Ann Martin is an independent curator of contemporary Indigenous art and a recipient of the 2019 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media ArtsShe was formerly Head Curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery and Curator of Contemporary Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  

Dr. Suzanne Morrissette is a Metis artist, curator and scholar. Originally from Winnipeg, Morrissette is now based in Toronto and works as Assistant Professor in Visual Art at Brock University.  

Danielle Printup is a Hodinohso:ni / Anishinaabe arts administrator and curator from Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg, QC, with maternal roots in Ohsweken, ON. She is the Programs Assistant at CUAG. 

Dr. Carmen Robertson is the Canada Research Chair in North American Art and Material Culture at Carleton UniversityA Scots-Lakota professor of art history, her research centers around contemporary Indigenous arts and constructions of Indigeneity in popular culture.