Candice Hopkins (she/her) serves as Forge Project’s Executive Director and Chief Curator, working with contemporary Indigenous artists to shape one of the preeminent collections of Native art in the country.

Candice is a citizen of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation, spent many years in New Mexico, Canada, and Europe before moving to the unceded lands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok in upstate New York to help build Forge into what it is today. Prior to joining Forge Project, Candice was the Senior Curator for the first two editions of the Toronto Biennial of Art.

When Candice is not working with Indigenous artists to reshape cultural institutions, you can find her working with her horses, Moqui and Mick.