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Tarah Hogue named inaugural Curator (Indigenous Art) at Remai Modern

For immediate release — July 29, 2020

SASKATOON, CANADA — Remai Modern is pleased to announce a new addition to its curatorial department with the hire of Tarah Hogue as Curator (Indigenous Art).

This new position, which was announced in December 2019, supports the museum’s goal to amplify Indigenous voices in the organization and strengthen its commitment to Indigenous art communities.

“Tarah’s expertise in Indigenous contemporary art will be a vital asset to Remai Modern and to our program going forward. She has demonstrated an impressive ability to work in a located way with artists and communities and to connect to important dialogues globally. She is able to address key questions of our time through her work,” said Aileen Burns, Remai Modern’s new Co-Executive Director & CEO. “This new role is an important step towards realizing Remai Modern’s aim to be a leading centre for contemporary Indigenous art and discourse.”

Hogue was most recently the inaugural Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG), where she curated a variety of exhibitions and was instrumental in developing Indigenous initiatives focused on community relations and staff education.

I am invested in the possibilities of the museum as a space deeply embedded in and informed by community. I look forward to arriving in Saskatoon and connecting with new colleagues and collaborators,” said Hogue.

Hogue will commence her role at Remai Modern in October. Additionally, she will continue to work with the VAG as their Indigenous Advisor for a transitional year after the completion of  her fellowship.

About Tarah Hogue

Tarah Hogue is a curator, cultural worker and writer. Originally from Red Deer, she was raised along the border of Treaty 6 and 7 territories. She is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with Dutch and French-Canadian ancestry. She holds an MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia.

While at the VAG, she curated lineages and land bases (2020) and Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land? (2018). During this time, she was also a Visiting Curator at the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane (2018), where she initiated a series of three exhibitions co-curated with Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Freja Carmichael, Léuli Eshrāghi, and Lana Lopesi, which culminated in Transits and Returns (2019–20) at the VAG.

Hogue was the 2016 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellow at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and curator-in-residence at grunt gallery, Vancouver from 2014-17. In 2019, she was recognized for her curatorial work as the recipient of the Hnatyshyn Foundation — TD Bank Group Awards for Emerging Curator of Contemporary Canadian Art.

She has been co-chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des Commissaires Autochtones since 2018, an Indigenous non-profit organization that advances critical discourse, creates professional opportunities, develops programming and works to build reciprocal relationships between Indigenous curators, artists, communities and institutions.

About Remai Modern

Remai Modern is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Traditional Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to First Nations and Métis ancestors and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Remai Modern is a new museum of modern and contemporary art in Saskatoon.

The museum is committed to affirming the powerful role that art and artists play in questioning, interpreting and defining the modern era. Open since October 2017, Remai Modern is the largest contemporary art museum in western Canada and houses a collection of more than 8,000 works, including the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocut prints.

Remai Modern would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture through the Sask Lotteries Fund, Sask Arts and the City of Saskatoon.

For additional information contact: 

Stephanie McKay, Communications Manager