About Charissa von Harringa
Charissa von Harringa is a Doctoral Candidate in Art History at Concordia University in Montréal, Quebec. Her dissertation studies examines the relationship between Circumpolar Indigenous Art and Performance, Institutional Discourse, and Exhibitionary Practice. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from New York University (2007) and a Master’s degree from Concordia University (2016) in Art History. As an non-Indigenous scholar, Charissa considers decolonial engagements as important historiographical engagements; an opportunity to address past scholarship, representational histories, and current practices in their diverse sociopolitical contexts. Parallel to her research, her experiences with curation and pedagogy have enabled her to draw public consciousness to institutional concerns and ethical practices while creating meaningful alliances that foster productive dialogue among diverse communities. She is the co-curator of the international circumpolar exhibition, Among All These Tundras (2018) presented at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery (Montreal, QC), an affiliate of Inuit Futures in Arts Leadership Partnership Grant under the direction of Dr. Heather Igloliorte (Concordia University, Montreal), a Fonds de recherche du Québec—Société et culture scholarship recipient, and the author of several published articles, chapters, reviews, including a forthcoming chapter on artistic modernism in Greenland for a Routledge publication titled, Women Artists in the Nordic Countries, 1900-1960.