Candice Hopkins (she/her) leads the curatorial direction of the Biennial including new art commissions, exhibitions, and publications. She is the Executive Director of Forge Project in Ancram, NY. She was a part of the curatorial team for the SITE Santa Fe’s 2018 Sitelines Biennial, the Canadian Pavilion for the 2019 Venice Biennial and influential exhibitions, including Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art (2013), National Gallery of Canada, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years (2011), Plug In ICA , and, dOCUMENTA 14 in Kassel and Athens (2017). Her writing is published widely and she has lectured internationally. She is recipient of the 2015 Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art. Originally from Whitehorse, YK, Hopkins is a citizen of Carcross/Tagish First Nation.