Demian DinéYazhi’

Demian DinéYazhi’(b. 1983) is a Portland-based transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) & Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water) of the Diné (Navajo). His work is best understood through the lens of curatorial inquiry, zine production, street interventions, education, workshops, & transdisciplinary methods of art production. DinéYazhi’ received his BFA in Intermedia Arts from Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2014. He is the founder & director of the artist / activist / warrior initiative, R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment, as well as the creative director of LOCUSTS: A Post-Queer Nation Zine. He is the recipient of grants from Evergreen State College (2014), PICA – Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (2014), & Art Matters Foundation (2015).

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