Dana Claxton (Hunkpapa Lakota/Canadian, b. 1959) works in photography, video, and performance art to investigate Indigenous history and culture. She has exhibited internationally at the Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States), the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Sydney). Her work is held in numerous Canadian collections, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. She was awarded the 2020 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Claxton is Head and an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).
Scotiabank Photography Award: Dana Claxton
A Core Exhibition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival