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Indigenous Futurisms

February 13, 2020 - July 26, 2020

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) presents Indigenous Futurisms. This exhibition, now available to view online, highlights artworks that present the future from a Native perspective and illustrate the use of cosmology and science as part of tribal oral history and ways of life. The science fiction and post-apocalyptic narratives depicted in these artworks are often reality for Indigenous communities worldwide.

Among the artists in this exhibition are Marcus Amerman (Choctaw) (IAIA 1984); Sonny Assu (Liǥwildaʼx̱w of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations); Luzene Hill (Eastern Band of Cherokee); Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce) (IAIA 1995); Elizabeth LaPensée  (Anishinaabe/Métis); Steven Paul Judd(Kiowa/Choctaw); Daniel McCoy Jr. (Muscogee Creek/Citizen Band Potawatomi) (IAIA 2003); Virgil Ortiz(Cochiti Pueblo); Ryan Singer (Diné); Santiago X (Coushatta/Chamoru); Robert Dale Tsosie(Navajo/Picuris Pueblo) (IAIA 1991); Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Unangax̂); Teri Greeves (Kiowa); Kite(Oglala Lakota); Devin Ronneberg (Native Hawaiian descent); Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa/Diné); Shelly Niro(Mohawk); Sarah Sense (Chitimacha);  Skawennat(Mohawk); Hoka Skenandore (Oneida/Oglala Lakota/Luiseño/Chicano) (IAIA 2006); Neal Ambrose Smith (Salish/Métis/Cree); Rory Wakemup (Boise Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa) (IAIA 2010); Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo) (IAIA 1992); and Jeffrey Veregge (Port Gamble S’Klallam).

View the exhibition here.


February 13, 2020
July 26, 2020
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