Tarah Hogue is a curator, writer and uninvited guest on xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories/Vancouver, B.C. where she has lived since 2008. Of Métis, French and Dutch ancestry, Hogue was raised in Red Deer, A.B. on the border between Treaty 6 and 7 territories. She holds a master’s degree in Critical and Curatorial Studies from the University of British Columbia.
Hogue’s work engages collaborative methodologies and a careful attentiveness to place in order to decentre colonial modes of perception within institutional spaces. She is the inaugural Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Her upcoming exhibition, Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?, features the artists’ ongoing collaborative performance art practice. She is also a Visiting Curator at the Institute of Modern Art in Mianjin Brisbane for 2018 along with Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Freja Carmichael, Léuli Lunaʻi Eshraghi, and Lana Lopesi.
Hogue was curator-in-residence with grunt gallery between 2014–2017, the 2016 Audain Aboriginal Curatorial Fellow at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and has curated exhibitions at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Or Gallery, and SFU Gallery. She is co-organizer of #callresponse with Maria Hupfield and Tania Willard, currently touring through 2019, and is on the Board of Directors of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des Commissaires Autochtones. Hogue has written texts for BlackFlash, Canadian Art, Decoy Magazine, Inuit Art Quarterly, and MICE Magazine.