Nancy Marie Mithlo is a Chiricahua Apache curator, writer and professor. Her exhibitions have been shown at the Venice Biennale. Mithlo has worked as the chair of American Indian Studies at the Autry National Center Institute and as a professor of gender studies and American Indian Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author and editor of several books about Native Americans and indigenous art.
Mithlo has helped curate and create nine exhibits at the Venice Biennale. Two exhibitions, “Air, Land, Seed” and “Octopus Dreams,” were shown in part in the 2013 Venice Biennale. In the exhibition, “The People’s Home: The United American Indian Involvement Photographic Project” held at These Days Gallery in 2019, Mithlo looks into how Native Americans live in modern Los Angeles.