Sarah Biscarra Dilley, tʸiptukɨłhɨwatʸiptutʸɨʔnɨ, video collage (still), 9:33, 2018


xučyun/oakland, CA

( nitspu chochenyo ktitˠutitˠu )


c u r r e n t + u p c o m i n g

2018-2019: visiting curator, part of Indigenous curatorial consortium Transits and Returns, for The Layover – ­Artspace, Tāmaki Makarau, Auckland, NZ, on display March – April 2019.

January – June 2019: Out of Tradition: Sacred & Profane –de Saisset Museum – Santa Clara, CA – unceded Amah Mutsun homelands

2019: review of Defiant Indigeneity: The Politics of Hawaiian Performance by Stephanie N. Teves (2018) for H-Net Reviews, H-AmIndian

2019: chapter submission for forthcoming book from University of Minnesota Press, Allotment Stories: Indigenous Responses to Land Privatization, edited by Jean M. O’Brien and Daniel Heath Justice.

May – October 2019: commissioned artist, Red Embers public art installation at Allan Gardens, Tkaronto (Toronto), ON, Canada, Treaty 13 territory.

2019-2020: interview - included in essay written by Julian Lang for forthcoming exhibition catalog on When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California, curated by Frank LaPena, at Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, unceded Nisenan Maidu land, October 20, 2019 – January 26, 2020, published by University of California Press.

2018-2020: visiting curator, part of Indigenous curatorial consortium Transits and Returns, at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver B.C., unceded Skwxwú7mesh, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territories, September 2019 –January 2020.

2017-present: yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini tribal consultant, yakʔitʸutʸu housing project, California Polytechnic University, tiłhini (San Luis Obispo, CA), unceded yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini homeland

p r e s e n t a t i o n s , c u r a t i o n + c o l l a b o r a t i o n

2018: panelist - Supak’a: Sharing Chumash Culture - panel discussion on education - Santa Barbara Natural History Museum

2018: scholar-participant – Breath of Life: Archival Institute for Indigenous California Languages – hosted by Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival at University of California, Berkeley

2018: panelist - California Indian Environmental Governance: Responsibilities, Rights, and Reclamation - Association of American Geographers (AAG) - New Orleans, LA

2018: presenter - Meet The Commute – Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Brisbane, QLD, Australia

2017 - 2018: visiting curator – exhibition, curated by Transits and Returns, The Commute, Institute of Modern Art (IMA), on display September 22 - December 22, 2018, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

2017: panelist - Precipice Fund selections committee – Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), Portland, OR

2017: presenter - Dreaming New Patterns, Imagining Ourselves: California Native Women and Resurgence - Maidu Museum and Historic Site, Roseville, CA

2017: presenter - Readings from Uŋ Indigenous Art Journal - Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, Banff, AL, Canada

2017: scholar-participant - He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference - Hamilton, NZ

2016: lecturer - California Historical Society, SF, CA

2016: guest lecturer - University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

2016: panelist - "Black Salt Collective" - Open Engagement 2016/Real Time and Space, Oakland, CA

2016: panelist - “How Horizontal Organizing Impacts the Arts” - Open Engagement 2016

2016: panelist - RADAR Productions + GLBT Historical Society, SF, CA

2015-2016: co-curator - Visions Into Infinite Archives – SOMArts Cultural Center, SF, CA

2015: presenter - Current Contexts and Future Imaginings: A Two Spirit Roundtable Discussion – Native American and Indigenous Studies Association - Washington D.C.

2013: keynote lecturer (joint with Daniel Heath Justice) - Sexuality Studies Association- Congress 2013 - Victoria, BC

s e l e c t e d e x h i b i t i o n s , p e r f o r m a n c e + i n s t a l l a t i o n

2018: installation, group exhibition – The Ethical Etherealness of Love and Fuck - curated by Lindsay Nixon at La Galerie Centrale Powerhouse (Montreal, QC, Canada)

2018: Contemporary Prints: A Selection from the Museum Collection - C.N. Gorman Museum (Davis, CA)

2017: performance (with Black Salt Collective) - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF, CA)

2016 –2017: river from now to nowhere - Gallery of California Art, Oakland Museum of California (CA)

2016 – 2017: Protest and Prayer – C.N. Gorman Museum (Davis, CA)

2016 - 2017: INTERWOVEN - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA)

2016: she covered me in flowers – Krowswork Gallery (Oakland, CA)

2016: Visions Into Infinite Archives – SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA)

2015: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (with Black Salt Collective), 16th and Mission Performance Series - The Lab (SF, CA)

2015: Black Salt Collective Film Screenings (ANCIENT FUTURE: experimental films at FLAB Intersectional Feminist Festival, Copenhagen DE; Qouleur Festival, Montreal QC; Imperfectu, Tijuana, MX)

2015: Not the Ghost of a Chance – Counterpulse (SF, CA)

2014: Passage and Place- National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- Alley Cat Books (SF, CA)

2014: Black Salt: The Initiation - San Francisco Public Library

2012: Emnwaangosjig/Coming Out: The Shifting and Multiple Self - Toronto Free Gallery (Toronto, ON)

2012: Best Revenge - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) - Alley Cat Books (SF, CA)

2011: Take Root - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- Luggage Store Annex (SF, CA)

2010: Chronotopia - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA)

2010: Let the Current Hold You - Fair Grinds (New Orlean, LA)

a w a r d s + r e s i d e n c i e s

2018: nominee (for solo arts practice) - SECA Art Award + exhibition, SFMOMA, SF, CA

2017-2018: recipient - Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

2017: Art Writer's Tiny Residency - Portland, OR

2017: artist-in-residence - Indigenous Art Journal – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, AL

2016-2017: awardee (with Black Salt Collective) - Art Matters Foundation grant

2016-2017: Provost's Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities - University of California, Davis

2016: nominee (with Black Salt Collective) - SECA Art Award + exhibition, SFMOMA, SF, CA

2016: artist-in-residence - Carrizozo Colony, Carrizozo, NM

2016: artist-in-residence - Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA

May 2016: artist-in-residence + commission - Facebook A-i-R – Menlo Park, CA

2016: artist-in-residence (with Black Salt Collective) - Open Engagement - Oakland, CA

2015: awardee - BA of the Year - San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA

2015: recipient (with Black Salt Collective) - Commons Curatorial Residency – SOMArts Cultural Center, SF,CA

2013: recipient (with Black Salt Collective) – Alternative Exposure grant — Southern Exposure, SF, CA

2012-2014: awardee - Point Foundation Scholarship - Point Foundation

p u b l i c a t i o n s

2018: Art Practical - un/making - Episode 27: Sarah Biscarra Dilley - interview by Weston Teruya

2016: News From Native California - Fall 2016 cover article – Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Vincent Medina - Intergenerational Strength, Vol. 30, No. 1

2016: AQ 5 / NYAQ 4/ SFAQ 24 - Sarah Biscarra Dilley and Indira Allegra - "Indira Allegra: In Conversations with Sarah Biscarra Dilley"

e x p e r i e n c e + a f f i l i a t i o n s

2018- present: member – yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe Language Core Team

2017 - present: consultant for yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini — yaktitʸutʸu housing complex - California Polytechnic University, SLO

2017 - present: co-founder - transits and returns - independent indigenous curatorial collective

2017-present: associate instructor – University of California, Davis – Native American Studies department

2017-present: member - American Association of Geographers

2015-present: member - American Studies Association

2014-present: member - Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

2013-2016: design and outreach contractor - California Consortium for Urban Indian Health

2013-2017: member - Black Salt Collective

1986-present: kistʸutitʸu kʔitukɨłhi yaktsɨtxala watsɨmimuʔ watuʔaya waelewexe watiłhini watsɨtqawɨ

e d u c a t i o n

2016- present: UC Davis - PhD Student: Native American Studies

2018: UC Davis - MA in Native American Studies

2015: San Francisco Art Institute - BA in Urban Studies

2010-2011: undergraduate student - Institute of American Indian Arts

1994-2012: I. Edwards - educated in irreverent humor, family history, fiber arts