Tarah Hogue has been appointed the inaugural curator (Indigenous art) at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon. She will begin the post in October—after her three-year term as senior curatorial fellow, Indigenous art, concludes at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
This new Remai position “supports the museum’s goal to amplify Indigenous voices in the organization and strengthen its commitment to Indigenous art communities,” says a release.
However, Hogue will remain involved with the Vancouver Art Gallery going forward. As of September 6, she will have a new yearlong role there as Indigenous advisor.
In her new advisor role, Hogue will “work closely with the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Indigenous Relations Working Group (IRWG) to advance the development and implementation of Indigenous initiatives at the Gallery as well as staff training and education,” says a release, as well as offering “critical guidance in the areas of hiring and community relations.”
“Now is a pivotal moment for the Vancouver Art Gallery,” Hogue said in a release. “As the community calls upon the institution to be more accountable and equitable, Indigenous participation is essential. I know the gallery and new CEO and gallery director Anthony Kiendl are committed to this work and look forward to many new initiatives and opportunities as we begin a new chapter.”
Hogue also stated, regarding the Remai, that “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.”
Hogue is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with Dutch and French-Canadian ancestry and has been co-chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective since 2018. Her exhibitions at the VAG included “Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?” (2018); “The Metamorphosis” (2018), co-curated with Bruce Grenville and Emmy Lee Wall; “Transits and Returns” (2019–20), organized in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane and co-curated with Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Freja Carmichael, Léuli Eshrāghi and Lana Lopesi; and other projects.