Tania Willard is an artist of Secwépemc and settler heritage. Her artistic works include critical writing and curatorial practice, within shifting ideas around contemporary and traditional. Willard often works with bodies of knowledge and skills that are conceptually linked to her interest in the intersections between Indigenous and other cultures. Willard was awarded the VIVA award in 2020, in recognition of her outstanding artistic achievement. Her ongoing collaborative project BUSH gallery is a conceptual land-based gallery grounded in Indigenous knowledge and relational art practices. Willard is an assistant professor at University of British Columbia Okanagan, where her current research is grounded in constructing a land rights aesthetic through intuitive archival acts.