Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Pāhauwera, Irish Pākehā) is a Māori artist and curator whose practice is an expression of Tino rangatiratanga: Indigenous Sovereignty, considering ideas around education, translation, materiality and sound. 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, Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. Tamsen has worked across multiple art organisations in over the last ten years including West Space Inc, TCB Art Inc., UN Projects, Monash University of Art, Design and Architecture (MADA), Footscray Community Arts and The Substation. She produced STUDIO, a conversational artist interview video series highlighting practice in Naarm. She is also a current board member of InPlace, a NFP organisation engaging researchers, organisations from multiple disciplines through a flexible residency model.