Tuesday 18 October 2016, 7:00am
Gertrude Contemporary21-31 High Street, Preston South
Free. No bookings required.
What’s in it for us? A First Nation’s Collaboration with Two Museums
Date and Time: Tuesday 18 October, 6pm
Location: Main Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary
Jordan Wilson will talk about the multi-site c̓əsnaʔəm, project on the Musqueam village underneath Vancouver, and his experiences as a contributing Indigenous curator. He will also focus on his work at MOA since then, focusing on the challenges of collaboration.
Jordan Wilson is a Vancouver-based emerging curator and writer. He is of mixed European-Indigenous ancestry and is a member of the Musqueam First Nation. He holds a Masters of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in First Nations Studies, both obtained at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Jordan has spent time abroad researching and receiving training at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the University of Tromsø in the Sápmi region of arctic Norway, and at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. More recently, he was a co-curator of the community-based exhibit c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city, at the UBC Museum of Anthropology (MOA). Wilson is currently a Canada Council for the Arts Aboriginal Curator-in-Residence at MOA.