First Friday Lecture: Livin’ in America: The American Visual Art Ecosystem by Daina Warren

  • Friday, March 3, 2023
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
  • Online Event

Daina Warren will discuss her experiences as a new transplant to Santa Fe, New Mexico and the differences between the Canadian and American visual art worlds (granting, exhibiting, arts spaces), with a focus on the Indigenous art scene south of the border.

Online broadcasts will feature ASL translation.

First Friday Lectures are recorded. Within a couple of weeks, the First Friday Lectures will be posted with captioning and ASL at

Free, everyone welcome!

  • Daina Warren is an artist and a contemporary curator whose interest in Indigenous artists is at the forefront of her practice. She is a member of the Montana Akamihk Cree Nation in Maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta and holds a Master’s degree from UBC. Warren served as curator and director of Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art from 2011 to 2022 and was awarded the 2022 Manitoba Arts Council Award of Distinction. In April 2022, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to become the Artist-in-Residence Program Manager for the Institute of American Indian Arts Research Center for Contemporary Native American Arts.