Daina Warren

Warren is the lead curator for Astum Api Niikinaahk

Daina Warren is from the Akamihk (Cree) Nation in Maskwacis (Bear Hills), AB. She was awarded two Canada Council's Aboriginal Curatorial Residencies the first to work with grunt gallery, Vancouver BC (2000-2001) and a second residency at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario (2010-2011). She has a BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (2003) and an MA from UBC (2012). Warren was awarded the 2015 Emily Award from Emily Carr University and was selected as one of six Indigenous women curators as part of
the Canada Council for the Arts Delegation to participate in the International First Nations Curators Exchange that took place in Australia (2015), New Zealand (2016), and Canada (2017). Her recent accomplishments have been winning the
Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Curatorial Excellency in 2018, Director of Urban
Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Manitoba from 2011
to 2022; and currently the Artist-in-Residence Program Manager at the Institute of Amercian Indian Arts as well as an independent Curator based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

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