Keynote Speakers

Raven Chacon (Navaho composer) and Candice Hopkins (Tagish curator)

What Gets Amplified / Sounding The Margins

Raven Chacon is a composer of chamber music, a performer of experimental noise music, an installation artist and a member of the American Indian arts collective Postcommodity. Chacon_head_previewChacon has presented his work in different contexts at Vancouver Art Gallery, La Biennale di Venezia – Biennale Musica, Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, The Kennedy Center, The Whitney Biennial and documenta 14. He lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Candice Hopkins is a curator and writer originally from Whitehorse, Yukon and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is co-curator of the forthcoming SITE Santa Fe biennial, Casa Tomada, opening in August, 2018 and was a part of the curatorial team for documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany. She was co-curator of the major ePicture1xhibitions Sakahàn: International Indigenous ArtClose Encounters: The Next 500 Years, and the 2014 SITElines biennial, Unsettled Landscapes in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her writing is published widely and her recent essays and presentations include “The Gilded Gaze” for the documenta 14 reader, “Outlawed Social Life” for South as a State of Mind and Sounding the Margins: A Choir of Minor Voices at Small Projects, Tromsø, Norway. She has lectured internationally including at the Witte de With, Tate Modern, Dak’Art Biennale, Artists Space, and Tate Britain . She is the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art and the 2016 the Prix pour un essai critique sur l’art contemporain by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco. She is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.

Trevor Reed (Hopi)

Sonic Sovereignty: Performing Authority in Ongtupqa (Grand Canyon)

Trevor Reed is an Associate Professor of Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.   His current areas of research include TReed_Photoindigenous intellectual property rights; urban indigenous performance and identity; and sound perception/hearing within d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.  In 2008, Reed helped establish the Hopi Music Project, which assists members of indigenous groups in the Southwest in locating, asserting rights to, and finding meaningful ways to reincorporate their intellectual and creative materials housed in archives, museums, and governmental institutions back into their communities.  Reed received a PhD from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and JD from Columbia Law School.  Reed is also an active composer, most recently premiering a new concert-length work with Hopi composer Clark Tenakhongva at Grand Canyon National Park for its centennial in 2016.


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