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Daina Warren: Curating Contemporary Aboriginal Art

  • Art Gallery of Alberta, Ledcor Theatre 2 Sir Winston Churchill Ave Edmonton, AB (map)
Daina Warren

Daina Warren is a member of the Montana or Akamihk Cree Nation in Maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta. In 2000, she was awarded the Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program to work with grunt gallery in Vancouver. This opportunity led to a permanent position with the artist-run centre as an Associate Curator and administrator until 2009. Warren completed the Canada Council’s Aboriginal Curatorial Residency at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, where she curated the group exhibition Don’t Stop Me Now, which was on display until November 2011. She received her Bachelors degree in 2003, graduating from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In the summer of 2012, Warren received a Masters degree in Art History from the Critical and Curatorial Studies program at the University of British Columbia. She is currently Director of Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

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