Maria Hupfield

Stonecroft Lecture: Maria Hupfield

The Department of Visual Arts at the University of Ottawa, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) is proud to present Maria Hupfield for the eighth annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM. The University of Ottawa is located on unceded territories of the Algonquin People, who are the traditional guardians of this land.

This lecture series is made possible thanks to a significant gift from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts, in support of contemporary art discourse. The annual Stonecroft Foundation Visiting Artist Lecture Series allows the public to discover prominent Canadian artists’ practices. We invite you to join us on Thursday, November 2nd at the NGC Auditorium for the artist talk by Maria Hupfield. The event will also be made available online for live streaming via Zoom.

As a transdisciplinary artist, Maria Hupfield crosses boundaries at the intersection of performance art, design and sculpture. In her work, the art object is positioned as active belongings where sculptures become performers in a form of object choreography between artist, audience, and art gallery. She is engaged in an ongoing series of relations with community, places, ideas, and materials. An Urban off-reservation member of the Anishinaabek People belonging to Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario, Hupfield is deeply invested in embodied practice, Native Feminisms, and ethical collaborative process. Her art was included in the exhibition “Beat Nation”, as solo project “Nine Years Towards the Sun” at the Heard Museum, and “The One Who Keeps on Giving” at The Power Plant, which travelled nationally. Her work was also shown at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Galerie de l’UQAM, Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of Canada, NONAM - Nordamerika Native Museum Zurich, National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of Arts and Design in New York, Abrons Arts Center, Center for Art - Research and Alliances (CARA), BRIC House gallery, The Bronx Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, SITE SANTA FE amongst others.

Please join us at the NGC Auditorium on Thursday, November 2nd at 6:00 PM or if you prefer to attend the conference online, go to the following link to register for the live streaming of the lecture: 

If you require accommodation, please contact the event host as soon as possible.
Date and time
Nov 2, 2023
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Format and location
In person, Virtual
English with simultaneous French interpretation.
General public, Faculty and staff
Organized by
Faculty of Arts