Kendra Greendeer
Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR

Kendra Greendeer, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and descendant of the Red Cliff and Fond du Lac Bands of Lake Superior Ojibwe, is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History with a focus on contemporary Native women artists, the transformation of spaces, and decolonial museum practices. Her recent curatorial and academic work encompasses Native American arts and history of the United States. Most recently Kendra has curated and been the conservator for objects exhibited in Ho-Chunk Objects displayed in the permanent installation “Mrs. M’s Cabinet” at the Milwaukee Art Museum and in the co-curated exhibition Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas at the Ruth Davis Gallery on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. She is currently the Collections Manager for Little Eagle Arts Foundation in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. She earned her B.F.A. in Museum Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and M.A. in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Project: Kendra will assist the Curator of Native American Art in the development of an upcoming exhibition of emerging artists, which privileges Native artist voices, language and knowledge, in the Museum’s Contemporary and Modern Art Center.


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