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Indigenous Art Writing Award

Program Information

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2022 Indigenous Art Writing Award Winner

Lois Taylor Biggs' feature Archives, Bones, and Polaroids is published in C151 "Greif" (Spring 2022).

The winner of our inaugural Indigenous Art Writing Award, co-presented with the Indigenous Curatorial Collective, focuses on the late artist Kimowan Metchewais, who sought to build a personal photo archive toward his “imagining of a post-[Edward] Curtis world, without ‘ethnographic baggage.’”

The Indigenous Art Writing Award is an initiative created to support, compensate, and platform standout individuals who are advancing critical and creative thought about Indigenous contemporary art.

Indigenous writers in the first decade of their career are invited to submit a single text up to 2,000 words in length about an artist, project, exhibition, performance, event, initiative, theme, and/or phenomenon therein.

Applicants must identify as an Indigenous person. There are no geographical restrictions, although we strongly encourage those based in Canada to apply. Submissions should be primarily in English, but may include non-English words or phrases. For submissions entirely in another language, we require translations. It is free to make a submission.

The award is adjudicated by ICCA staff, C Magazine editors, and an external juror. The winner receives a cash award and editorial support to prepare their article for publication in C Magazine, and the runner receives a cash award. All participants receive a subscription to C Magazine.


The 2022 winner was awarded the Momus Emerging Critics Residency, supported in part by Momus, together with the presenting partners.


Indigenous Curatorial Collective

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