International Visitor Programme : June 2016

Britt Gallpen

Britt Gallpen

Britt Gallpen is a writer, curator and arts administrator based in Toronto, Canada. She is co-curator of 'iNuit Blanche', an all-night, city-wide circumpolar art project (St. John's, NL, October 2016) as well as the project coordinator on 'Sakkijâjuk', the first major nationally touring exhibition of fine art from Nunatsiavut. Recent curatorial projects include: 'Titigi' (Toronto) and 'ARCTICNOISE' (Vancouver, Toronto, Saskatoon). Her writing has appeared in Canadian Art, Prefix Photo, esse art + opinions and KAPSULA among others. She is the editor of the Inuit Art Quarterly.

Candice Hopkins


Candice Hopkins. Photo: Jason S. Ordaz

Candice Hopkins is a curator, writer, and curato­rial advisor for documenta 14 based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has held curatorial positions at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, National Gallery of Canada, the Western Front and the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre. Her writings on history, art, and vernacular architecture have been published by MIT Press, BlackDog Publishing, Revolver Press, New York University, the Fillip Review and the National Museum of the American Indian, among others. Hopkins has lectured widely including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Dakar Biennale, Tate Britain and the University of British Columbia. In 2012 Hopkins was invited to present a keynote lecture on the topic of the 'sovereign imagination' for Documenta 13. 'Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art', co-curated with Greg Hill and Christine Lalonde, was the National Gallery of Canada’s largest survey of recent Indigenous art. Hopkins was co-curator of the 2014 SITE Santa Fe biennial exhibition, 'Unsettled Landscapes'. In 2014 she received the Joan Lowndes award from the Canada Council for the Arts for excellence in critical and curatorial writing.

Hopkins' visit in August 2016 coincides with the presentation of documenta 14's journal South in Kárášjohka, Sápmi (Karasjok, Norway), allowing the documenta 14 team to encounter current artistic practices and conduct research regarding recent history and developments within communities in Sápmi and northern Norway.