Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary art collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez (Mestizo) and Kade L. Twist (Cherokee) that seeks to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within an increasingly challenging contemporary environment. Their works 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.
The collective has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including in solo shows at Remai Modern in Saskatoon (2021), the Art Institute of Chicago (2021), LAXART (2020), the San Francisco Art Institute (2019), and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (2015), among others. Recent engagements include group exhibitions at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2020), the 57th Carnegie International (2018), Desert X in the Coachella Valley (2019), Documenta 14 (2017), and the Whitney Biennial (2017).
Postcommodity is the recipient of numerous grants including the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Shift Grant (2021) and Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship (2017–2018), as well as awards from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Art Matters, Creative Capital, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. The collective’s work can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Princeton University Art Museum among others.
Postcommodity acknowledges the important contributions of its previous collaborators: Raven Chacon (2009–2018), Steven Yazzie (2007–2010), Nathan Young (2007–2015), Adam Ingram-Goble (Game Remains), Andrew McCord (If History Moves at the Speed of Its Weapons, Then the Shape of the Arrow is Changing, and Promoting a More Just, Verdant and Harmonious Resolution), Annabel Wong (Dead River) and Existence AD (Dead River).