Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Sovereign Futures


April 4–7, 2024

Presented by the University of Tulsa, Sovereign Futures is a four-day symposium organized and presented by visiting curator Allison Glenn as “a constellation of artists’ projects, performances, meals, and panel discussions that provoke dialogues on sovereignty through the lens of contemporary practices” (

Convening Sites

  • The Osage Nation’s Harvest Land Farm: the historically Black pioneer town of Boley, Oklahoma, and home of the first Black-owned electric company and the first Black-owned bank in the United States
  • Guthrie Green: Tulsa’s urban park and performance space
  • Kalup Linzy’s Queen Rose Art House: a social and critical art space that hosts performances, exhibitions, and short-term artist residencies

Participating Artists

Opening Reception: “We Have Arrived.” Featured Artwork by José Luis Vargas, “ya llegamos, “2011, oil and glaze on canvas, 79 × 89½ inches. Image courtesy of Sovereign Futures.

  1. Lex Brown
  2. Shane Brown
  3. Ashanti Chaplin
  4. Annie Ellicott
  5. Brittany Herman
  6. Elisa Harkins
  7. Sterlin Harjo
  8. Chelsea Hicks
  9. Ulysses S. Jenkins
  10. Olivia Komahcheet
  11. Mark Kuykendall
  12. Kalup Linzy
  13. Tahila Mintz
  14. Natani Notah
  15. Zebadiah NoFire
  16. Sondra Perry
  17. Luis Rincón Alba
  18. Jacolby Satterwhite
  19. Gina Soto
  20. Nathan Young

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Friday, April 5, 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Generous support for Sovereign Futures is provided by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The University of Tulsa, the City of Tulsa, Halona Development LLC, and Village Travel. Support for Territory Indigenous Art is provided by Hugh Pickens and Travis Moore. Support for Ashanti Chaplin’s Dust to Dirge: Earth Elegy is provided by Katie Kruger and Louise Short. Special thanks to the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF).



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