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Photo Credit: Keli Mashburn
Radical Curating: Twenty Years of Indigenous Arts Practice at the Venice Biennale (Under contract with the State University of New York Press) documents twenty years of Indigenous art participation at the oldest and most-recognized international arts exhibition – the Venice Biennale. Written from the perspective of an American Indian curator, the manuscript chronicles the movement of Indigenous peoples on a global stage as representatives of activist collectives, tribal nations, and pan-tribal educational institutions. The act of organizing eight independently sponsored exhibitions in Italy reveals much about the complexities of Indigenous sovereignty exercised in global contexts. This is a story about the ways in which Indigenous peoples – both collectively and individually - claim a place in a transnational world that often forgets their presence. It is a story not only about arrival, but belonging.


Previous Venice Biennale Exhibitions:
Venice Biennale 1999
Venice Biennale 2001
Venice Biennale 1999-2003
Venice Biennale 2003
Venice Biennale 2005
Venice Biennale 2007
Venice Biennale 2009
Venice Biennale 2011
Venice Biennale 2013
Venice Biennale 2015
Venice Biennale 2017