Artist Projects


Visual Arts, 2012


Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous voice to engage manifestations of globalism and the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public.

Postcommodity are the recipients of grants from the American Composers Forum, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Harpo Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, Creative Capital, Art Matters, and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. The collective’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Headlands Center for the Arts; Site Santa Fe; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Arizona State University Art Museum; Nuit Blanche, Toronto; Images Festival, Toronto; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen; Adelaide International, Adelaide; and the 18th Biennale of Sydney.


Raven Chacon

Raven Chacon is a composer and artist born in Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, AZ. He has recorded and performed works for classical and electronic instruments with ensembles nationally and abroad. ...
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