Between Performance and Museum Object
Maria Hupfield in conversation with Tarah Hogue and Mikinaak (Crystal) Migwans A conversation between artist Hupfield and curators Hogue and […]
Tarah Hogue is a curator, cultural worker and writer. Originally from Red Deer, she was raised along the border of Treaty 6 and 7 territories. She is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with Dutch and French-Canadian ancestry. She holds an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia.
While at the VAG, she curated lineages and land bases (2020) and Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? (2018). During this time, she was also a Visiting Curator at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane (2018), where she initiated a series of three exhibitions co-curated with Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Freja Carmichael, Léuli Eshrāghi, and Lana Lopesi, which culminated in Transits and Returns (2019–20) at the VAG.
Hogue was the 2016 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellow at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and curator-in-residence at grunt gallery, Vancouver from 2014-17. In 2019, she was recognized for her curatorial work as the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation — TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art.
She has been co-chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des Commissaires Autochtones since 2018, an Indigenous non-profit organization that advances critical discourse, creates professional opportunities, develops programming and works to build reciprocal relationships between Indigenous curators, artists, communities and institutions.