Artist CV

kadetwist@gmail.com / www.nativelabs.com / www.postcommodity.com

Kade L. Twist is a interdisciplinary artist working with installation, interactive media, video, sound and text. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Solo Exhibitions
• Postcommodity (artist collective), SouthwestNET: Postcommodity, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ, January - April 2015.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Gallup Motel Sheep Butchering, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX, January/February, 2015.
• Postcommodity (artist collective) People of Good Will,
Heritage Hall, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, Fall 2014 - Fall 2015.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Game Remains: Golden Horseshoe, Musagetes, Guelph, Canada, September 2013.
• Postcommodity (artist collective) It’s My Second Home, But I Have a Very Spiritual Connection With This Place, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, Spring 2013.
• For Instance, the Land Beneath Your Feet, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, June-August 2013.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), It’s My Second Home But I Have a Spiritual Connection With This Place, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, January 2013.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), The Night is Filled With the Harmonics of Suburban Dreams, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence Kansas. October 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), It Wasn’t the Dream of Golden Cities, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Fall 2010.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Worldview Manipulation Therapy, Ice House, Phoenix, AZ, December 2009.
• Our Land Your Imagination, Stark Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, September 2008.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 4+4+4 Days in Motion Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, May, 2007.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Intersections, Institute Slavonice, Center For the Future, Slavonice, Czech Republic, May 2007.
• Hunter and Buzzard, Monorchid Gallery in conjunction with Art Detour, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2007.

Group Exhibitions
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Boundary Battle, RedLine Denver, Denver, CO, December 2014 - January 2015.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, June 2012.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Time Lapse, March 2012, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2012.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Adelaide International 2012: Restless, Adelaide, Australia, March 2012.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Here, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA, October 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Nuit Blanche, Toronto Canada. October, 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Contour 2011, 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium. August, 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Half Life, Patterns of Change, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, June, 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada, Winter 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Muorrajurdagat, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo Norway, Fall 2010
• In/Sight, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, Winter 2010.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Native Confluence: Sustaining Cultures, Arizona State University Art Museum, Fall, 2009.
• Chaos Theory 10, Legend City, Phoenix, AZ, October 2009.
• I Never Saw So Clearly, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, Summer 2009.
• Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Summer 2009.
• Outsiders Within: Contemporary Work from Regional Latino/a and Native American Artists, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ, April, 2009.
• Chaos Theory 9, Legend City, Phoenix, AZ, October 2008.
• Without Limits: Contemporary Indian Market Exhibition, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art Santa Fe, NM, August/September 2008.
• Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World, Smithsonian Institution, New York City, NY Spring 2008.
• Chaos Theory 8, Legend City, Phoenix, AZ, October 2007.
• Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Fall 2007.
• New American City, Arizona State Museum, Tempe, AZ, September 2006.

Performances
• Postcommodity (artist collective), sound performance, The Guelph Jazz Festival, Guelph Ontario, Canada, September 2014.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), sound performance, Kazoo! Festival, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, April 2014.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), sound performance, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, January 2014.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Game Remains, sound performance, 41st Annual John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium, Small Engine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2012.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Piles of Cougar Pelts, sound performance and happening, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS, October 6, 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Piles of Cougar Pelts, sound performance and happening, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM, August 20, 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Sound performance, Ende Tymes Festival of Noise and Experimental Liberation, Brooklyn, NY, June 24, 2011.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), Piles of Cougar Pelts, sound performance and happening, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Santa Fe, NM, June 17, 2011.
• Your New Age Fantasies Contain More Blood Than You Imagine, sound performance and happening, Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS, December 2010.
• Your New Age Fantasies Contain More Blood Than You Imagine, sound performance and happening, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, April 2010.
• Your New Age Fantasies Contain More Blood Than You Imagine, sound performance and happening, Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, March 2010.
• Poetry reading, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, February 2010.
• Poetry reading, Fiction Without Borders, Center for the Future, Slavonice, Czech Republic. September 22, 2007.
• Broom Shaman Ritual, Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, July 2007.
• Poetry reading, Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL, September, 2006.
• Poetry reading, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, March, 2004.
• Poetry reading, City of Tempe Poetry in April Series, Tempe, AZ, April 2003.
• Poetry reading, Hirrshorn Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington D.C., November 2000.

Publications
Anthologies
• The End of the Trail is a Moving Target,” Pine Meoquane, Digitalis Industries, 2005.
• “Urban Indian Equity,” “Gail Norton Was Practically An Indian Princess Herself,” April, City of Tempe Poetry in April Series, 2003.
Journals
• Selected work from “Marginal Equity,” Kenyon Review, December 2009.
• “Subdivisions,” “Suburban Storms,” Artcite, 2006.
• “Doublewides,” “Cornhusks and Grape Leaves,” South Dakota Review, 2000.
• “There are Some Things and Indian Just Shouldn’t See,” Tempus, 2000.
• “The Oilfields Are Beautiful At Night,” “Truxtun Extension,” How Come Buck Owens. Never Sang About Cherokees?” Windmill, 1999.
Books
• Postcommodity (artist collective), ” With Salvage and Knife Tongue.” Published in: Art in the Global Present, Eds. Papastergiadis, Nikos, and Victoria Lynn. 2014. Print.
• Manifestations, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 2011.
• Marginal Equity, 2007, Book-length narrative poem.
Exhibition Catalogs
• Here, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, 2011
• Defining Sustainability, Arizona State University Art Museum, 2009.
• New American City: Artists Look Forward, Arizona State University Art Museum, 2006.
• Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World, Heard Museum and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian, 2007.

Speaking Engagements
• Artist Talk, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX, February 2015.
• Artist Talk, Logan Center, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, September 2014.
• Artist Talk, Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, KS, September 2014.
• Artist Talk, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, September 2014.
• Postcommodity, Global Positioning Systems or Hacking the Coordinates to Enable Shape Shifting and Shadow Networks, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada, January 2014.
• Postcommodity, Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series, CAFK+A and Musagetes Foundation, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, November 2013.
• Artist talk and presentation, 18th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. June 2012.
• Panel Discussion, Cracking up an alligator: Video, Anthropology and Irony,
• ASU Art Museum, November 2011.
• Panel Discussion, Native Voices on the Practice and Future of Native Writing, Tucson Pima Arts Council, November 2011
• Artist talk and presentation, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, October 2011.
• Artist talk and presentation, Lawrence Art Center, October 2011.
• Artist talk and presentation, Santa Fe Art Institute, June 2011.
• Artist talk and presentation, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, August 2010.
• Artist talk and presentation, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Canada, May 2010.
• Artist talk for Dr. Daniel Collins, Intermedia, Arizona State University, November 2009.
• Artist talk, Heard Museum, September 2009.
• Artist talk for Gregory Sale, Intermedia, Arizona State University, August 2009.
• Artist talk for Dr. Michelle Hale, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, August 2009.
• Artist talk and panel discussion with James Luna, Native Creative, presented by the Tucson Pima Arts Council at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, June 2009.
• Artist talk for Gregory Sale, Intermedia, Arizona State University, April 2008.
• Artist talk for Dr. Traci Morris, American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, February 2008.
• Presentation, Indigenous Narratives and the Cultural Politics of Sustainability, Fiction Without Borders, US Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic. September 2007.

Awards
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2014, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Community Inspiration Grant.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2013, Art Matters, Artist Grant.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2012, Creative Capital, Artist Grant.
• Arizona State University Graduate College Completion Fellowship, 2012.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2010 Joan Mitchell Foundation, Painters and Sculptors Grant.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2010 Elly Kay Fund, Arizona Genius Award.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2009 Artist Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts.
• 2008 Runner-Up, Best Fictional Narrative Screenplay for Heavy Metal Indians, co-written with Nathan Young, Tribeca Film Festival, All Access.
• Postcommodity (artist collective), 2008 Common Ground Grant, First Nations Composers Initiative, American Composers Forum.
• 2007 Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award for Amazing Grace.
• 2007 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts.
• 1998-1999 Sequoyah Scholarship Award, University of Oklahoma (for outstanding American Indian academic achievement).

Professional Experience
• Curriculum development. Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe NM, 2013.
• Teacher of Record, Introduction to Digital Media, Coordinator: Daniel Collins, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Fall 2011 / Spring 2012.
• Curriculum development. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Fall 2011 / Spring 2012.

Education
• M.F.A., Intermedia, Herberger Institute School of Art, Arizona State University, 2012.
• B. A. University of Oklahoma, 2003. Native American studies with emphasis in tribal policy.
• American Indian Policy Seminar, American University, 1999.