Daina Warren is of the Montana Cree Nation in Hobbema, Alberta. In 2000, she was awarded Canada Council’s Assistance to Aboriginal Curators for Residencies in the Visual Arts program to work with grunt gallery in Vancouver. This opportunity led to a permanent position with the artist-run centre as an associate curator and administrator until 2009. Warren completed the Canada Council’s Aboriginal Curatorial Residency at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, where she curated the group exhibition Don’t Stop Me Now, which was on display until November 2011. She has received her Bachelor’s degree in 2003, graduating from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Warren most recently graduated from a Masters in Art History program, completing the Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia. She is currently Director of Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Click here to download the catalog for the exhibition Don’t Stop Me Now, curated by Warren, 2010-2011 Canada Council Aboriginal Curatorial Resident at the National Gallery of Canada.