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Curator’s Tour + Artist Spotlight: Chaz John

September 10, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chaz John
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Join us for a curator exhibition tour of Self-Determined: A Contemporary Survey of Native and Indigenous Artists featuring an artist spotlight with Chaz John, led by curators Danyelle Means (Oglala Lakota) and Kiersten Fellrath. This tour will provide a comprehensive and insightful overview of the powerful and deeply layered bodies of work included in the exhibition, the curator’s vision, and the opportunity to learn more about Chaz John’s process from the artist himself.

This is the first in a series of curator-led tours featuring different artists in-person from the exhibition for each event. Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

Self-Determined Opening Reception


About the Exhibition:

Self-Determined: A Contemporary Survey of Native and Indigenous Artists is a group exhibition featuring thirteen artists creating profound work in various media including film, installation, photography, sound, beadwork, and studio arts. Self-Determined centers the artist and their practice, the social and political issues important to them, their relationships to community, their mode of expression, and the ways in which they identify. The title Self-Determined references a Nixon-era policy that gave tribes within the United States the ability to make decisions for themselves about cultural renewal and reclamation, governance, economic development, and education—the only United States government policy not based on assimilation or genocide.

About the Artist:

Chaz John (Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska / Mississippi Band Choctaw / European) presents a vibrant collection of images, both real and imagined, that comprise a poetic narrative of cultural iconography, raw dream images, and a personal quilt of archetypal patterns that make up the collective American psyche.


September 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Center for Contemporary Arts
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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