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Maria Hupfield is a Toronto based transdisciplinary artist working in performance art. She is an inaugural Borderlands Fellow (2020-22) with the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, The New School in New York, and the Center for the Imagination, Arizona State University. and was awarded the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Canadian mid-career artist (2018), Her solo Nine Years Towards The Sun at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, (2019-20) focused on display strategies for performance art as living culture and follows her first major touring institutional solo exhibition in Canada, The One Who Keeps on Giving, a production of The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto. Her work has shown in NY at the Museum of Arts and Design, BRIC, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, represented Canada at SITE Santa Fe (2016) and traveled nationally in Canada with Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture (2012-14); recent performances include the National Gallery of Canada. Hupfield is an off-rez citizen of Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Anishinaabe Nation, and the Canadian Research Chair in Transdisciplinary Indigenous Arts at the University of Toronto in Mississauga. Together with her husband Jason Lujan she co-owns Native Art Department International.