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Sound, Installation, and Performance Artists

Tempe, AZ and Los Angeles, CA

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Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary art collective that uses all creative mediums to connect narratives of cultural and local community self-determination to publics at home and abroad.

Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary art collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez (he/him/his; Mestizo), and Kade L. Twist (he/him; Cherokee). Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multi-ethnic 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 sphere.

Postcommodity are the recipients of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (2017), Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship (2017-2018), Harker Fund of the San Francisco Foundation (2018-2019), Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Shift Award (2021), and Hewlett 50 Arts Commissions (2022). The collective has exhibited, including: Contour the 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, BE; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CAN; Adelaide International 2012, AUS; 18th Biennale of Sydney, AUS; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; 2017 Whitney Biennial, NY; Art in General, NY; documenta14, Athens, GR and Kassel, DE; the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, PA; Desert X, Coachella Valley, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; LAXART, Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN; Remai Modern Museum, Saskatoon, CAN; and their historic land artwork Repellent Fence at the U.S./Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON. The collective was awarded the Fine Prize for From Smoke and Tangled Waters, They Carried Fire Home, 57th Carnegie International.

Selected Works

The skeleton of a Modernist wooden roof structure hangs suspended in a gallery.
A 2,200-gallon chemical storage tank used for industrial farming is suspended within a museum rotunda.
Columns of cinderblock and steel rebar in various stages of completion are installed on an outdoor terrace.