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What Was Always Yours and Never Lost

April 26–June 9, Thursday–Sunday, 12:00–6:00pm
Opening April 25, 5:00–7:00pm

An exhibition of experimental film and video curated by Sky Hopinka. Artists featured in the exhibition are Thirza Cuthand, Sky Hopinka, Adam and Zack Khalil with Jackson Polys, James Luna, and Caroline Monnet. In addition, the film collective Colectivo los Ingrávidos will present a site-specific video installation created for the exhibition.

Sky Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. He was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent several years in Southern California and in Portland, Oregon, where he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. Hopinka received his BA from Portland State University in Liberal Arts and his MFA in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work has played at festivals and exhibitions including ImagineNATIVE, Images Festival, Courtisane, Wavelengths, Ann Arbor Film Festival, AFI, Sundance, Antimatter, Chicago Underground Film Festival, FLEXfest, Projections, Out of Sight Seattle, the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial, and the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Hopinka is currently an Associate Professor of film, video, and animation at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, and a Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Yale Union gratefully acknowledges support from the Oregon Arts Commission and Southeast Uplift.