Maya Hodge is a proud Lardil and Yangkaal woman raised in Mildura, Victoria, currently based on the lands of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne). Focusing on how artistic processes act as a way of healing, Maya’s creative practice, music and writing explores the power of disrupting colonial narratives through curatorial and project-based work dedicated to uplifting First Nations autonomy and storytelling. Maya has previously worked as Assistant Curator at the Koorie Heritage Trust and Blak Dot Gallery. She has worked on various projects, residencies and programs with Short Black Opera, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, West Space, KINGS Artist-Run, Signal, Culture Is Life, Arts House and YIRRAMBOI Festival. Maya completed a Bachelor of Fine Art in Art History and Curating at Monash University in 2021.