Alan Michelson will speak about Indigenous New York, a ground-breaking initiative he co-founded and co-organizes with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, which has convened—in a series of colloquia—indigenous artists, curators, critics, and scholars and their local non-indigenous counterparts in New York.

Alan Michelson is a New York-based artist, curator, lecturer and Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River. He studied at Columbia and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is known for his multilayered, multimedia installations focused on the spatial, temporal, and cultural aspects of place. His work has been widely exhibited, in such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Canada, the 18th Biennale of Sydney, and the 5th Moscow Biennale.  His practice also includes award-winning public art, and Mantle, his large-scale artwork honoring Virginia’s Indian nations is currently under construction on Capitol Square in Richmond.