Intersections Presents: Edgar Heap of Birds and Shanna Ketchum Heap of Birds Lecture: Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4-5pm
Intersections Presents: Edgar Heap of Birds and Shanna Ketchum Heap of Birds Lecture:
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4-5pm @ ART Auditorium
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds) of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes has a long established critical reputation for his political and site-specific public signage projects of late 80s and early 90s. His artistic practice has been an important influence on the development of First Nations contemporary art across North America and the world. Heap of Birds has taught as Visiting Professor at Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa. At The University of Oklahoma, Professor Heap of Birds teaches in Native American Studies and Fine Arts. Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds is a citizen of the Diné/Navajo Nation. She is an independent scholar of contemporary Native American art, and she has taught in the Native Studies Department at the University of Oklahoma in Norman since 2007. Her work can be found in Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art, Estrago, Vision, Space, Desire: Global Perspectives and Cultural Hybridity (NMAI Edition), the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and The Hugo Boss Prize 2008 exhibition (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum). She lectures about issues in contemporary Native art, both nationally and internationally.