Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective composed of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist and based in the southwestern United States. The collective operates through a shared indigenous lens that engages the assaultive manifestations of the global market. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors to rationalize our shared experiences within an increasingly challenging contemporary environment. Through indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination, Postcommodity pushes back against the ever-increasing velocities and complex forms of violence that have colonized the 21st century
Postcommodity is the recipient of grants from the American Composers Forum (2008), Arizona Commission on the Arts (2009), Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014). The collective has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, Belgium; Nuit Blanche Toronto, Canada; 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; Adelaide International, Australia; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; and their historic land art installation Repellent Fence at the U.S./Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. Forthcoming exhibitions include Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany, and the 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York.
Image courtesy of the artists.