Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pāhauwera) has extensive experience within the contemporary arts sector as an artist, curator, producer and teacher. Her practice is an expression of Indigenous Sovereignty and considers ideas around materiality, language and access. Over the last ten years Tamsen has worked across key organisations including West Space, Monash University of Art Design and Architecture (MADA), TCB Art Inc., UN Projects and SIGNAL.
Prior to FCAC, Tamsen was the Curator of Programs at West Space and a Teaching Associate in the BFA honours program at MADA. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (honours) and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Painting, Art History and Philosophy from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, Aotearoa.