Peter Morin is a Tahltan Nation artist, curator and writer currently based in Victoria, BC. Morin studied art at Emily Carr Institute and recently completed his MFA at UBC Okanagan in 2011. In both his artistic practice as well as his curatorial work, Morin explores issues of de-colonization and indigenous identity and language. Morin has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and live events including Team Diversity Bannock and the World’s Largest Bannock attempt, 7 Suits for 7 Days of Colonialism, and A return to the place where God outstretched his hand (2007); performative works at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto; 12 Making Objects AKA First Nations DADA (12 Indigenous Interventions) (2009) at Open Space, Victoria; Peter Morin's Museum (2011) at Satellite Gallery, Vancouver; and Circle (2011) Urban Shaman, Winnipeg. Morin has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Anthropology, Western Front, The Burnaby Art Gallery and Grunt Gallery among others and in 2011 curated Revisiting the Silence, an exhibition of photographs by Adelaide de Menil, at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art and Peter Morin’s Museum at Satellite Gallery, both in Vancouver.
In 2010 the artist was awarded the British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art. Morin is currently serving as the curator in residence at Open Space Artist Run Centre in Victoria BC.