Artist Talk: Jaida Grey Eagle
Tickets available November 3. All Native guests can attend the lecture for free with the code NATIVEPHOTO.
Join Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota), co-curator of In Our Hands: Native Photography, 1890-Now, for a lecture and conversation regarding her multidisciplinary artistic practice. Grey Eagle is an internationally recognized photojournalist, producer, beadwork artist, and writer whose work has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Sahan Journal, and will share her experiences in centering Indigenous voices through her work. The event will conclude in a Q&A between Grey Eagle and Casey Riley, Chair of Global Contemporary Art and Curator of Photography & New Media.
Jaida Grey Eagle is an Oglala Lakota artist, currently located in St. Paul, MN. She is a member of the Women’s Photograph, Indigenous Photograph, and 400 Years Project. She is a Report for America Fellow with the Sahan Journal covering communities of color in the Twin Cities. She is also researching Indigenous photography at the Minneapolis Institute of Art as an ongoing former Curatorial Fellow. Jaida is a co-producer on the Sisters Rising Documentary, which is the story of six Native American women reclaiming personal and tribal sovereignty in the face of ongoing sexual violence against Indigenous women in the United States and has recently received an Honorable Mention at the Big Sky Doc Festival. She is passionate about bringing awareness to Indigenous issues, especially those which impact Indigenous women. She holds her Bachelors of Fine Arts emphasizing in Fine Art Photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.