Sky Hopinka: Artist Talk and Screening

Sky Hopinka: Artist Talk and Screening

Presentation of Sunflower Siege Engine and Just a Soul Responding

Pre-registration for this event has ended. A limited block of walk-in tickets will be available on site beginning 30 minutes before the event on a first-come, first-served basis.

Join exhibiting artist Sky Hopinka for an afternoon of film and conversation as we celebrate the opening of Sky Hopinka: Subterranean Ceremonies. Hopinka will introduce a special screening of Sunflower Siege Engine and Just a Soul Responding, two pieces that complement the works in the exhibition and continue Hopinka’s ruminations on place, ancestral and chosen homes, moments of resistance, and the stories of spiritual and terrestrial voyages.

After the viewing, Hopinka will be available for questions in this special opportunity to connect directly with the artist.

About the Artist

Sky Hopinka received a BA (2012) from Portland State University and an MFA (2016) from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Formerly an assistant professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Program at Bard College, Hopinka will begin an assistant professorship at Harvard University in 2024. His work has been shown at numerous film festivals including Sundance, Park City and Salt Lake City, UT; Courtisane, Ghent; Punto de Vista, Pamplona; Milwaukee Film Festival; Chicago Underground Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; and Ann Arbor Film Festival. He has also exhibited work at venues including Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Hopinka is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and a descendent of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. He was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2018–2019, a Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellow for 2019, an Art Matters Fellow in 2019, a recipient of a 2020 Alpert Award for Film/Video, a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, and was a 2021 Forge Project Fellow. He received the 2022 Infinity Award in Art from the International Center of Photography and was a 2022 MacArthur Fellow.

This program is presented in partnership with Cadence Video Poetry Festival.

Sky Hopinka: Subterranean Ceremonies is co-organized by Georgia Erger, Associate Curator, and Amanda Donnan, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions.

This exhibition is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Lead individual support provided by Rhoda Altom and Cory Carlson. Generous additional support provided by the Frye Foundation and Frye Members. Media sponsorship provided by Encore Media Group.

Sky Hopinka: Artist Talk and Screening

Presentation of Sunflower Siege Engine and Just a Soul Responding

A photo of the artist Sky Hopinka wearing a blue denim button up with the sleeves rolled up

Sky Hopinka. Photo: courtesy of the artist

February 17, 2024

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104


Tickets are free, but capacity is limited. Up to two tickets per person may be reserved prior to the program. Preregistration will close at 11:59 pm PT the night prior to the program. Parking can be an issue in our area, so please plan your visit accordingly. All unclaimed tickets (regardless of reservations) will be released to standby 10 minutes before the program.   

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On-site Ticketing Policy
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the event and preregistered guests can check in at that time. If the program is sold out, walk-ins will be able to join a standby list on a first-come-first-served basis. Unclaimed tickets (regardless of registration) will be released to standby 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. Preregistered guests should arrive early to secure their tickets. 

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