VR Experience: Resistance Through Existence

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is going virtual—again—and we want to invite you to take a virtual tour of the, Resistance Through Existence exhibition. (Firefox or Google Chrome browsers recommended.) For an immersive experience, simply download the Artsteps application on your mobile device or tablet.

Using the same virtual platform as the Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past/Present/Future virtual reality (VR) experience, IAIA 2020 BFA Exhibition “Resistance Through Existence” is a digital reinterpretation of the student-curated exhibition by IAIA Museum Studies Student Faithlyn Seawright (Chickasaw/Choctaw) ‘20 and co-curated by MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man.

Resistance Through Existence, Virtual Reality Exhibition

Resistance Through Existence, Virtual Reality Exhibition

The virtual reality (VR) environment is a replication of the IAIA 2020 BFA Exhibition “Resistance Through Existence” exhibition at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA). The exhibition tackles a wide variety of topics ranging from the revitalization of tribal regalia and mask making to healing from traumatic events that happened as a result of European colonization. Inspired by their ancestors and culture, many of the artists comment on what it means to be Indigenous and part of a living culture.

Participating Artists

  • Misty Blakesley (Annishinabae)
  • Natasha Brokeshoulder(Diné)
  • Jacob Frye (Tesuque Pueblo)
  • Kelly Frye (Tesuque Pueblo, Mescalero Apache)
  • Jaida Grey Eagle (Oglala Lakota)
  • Alex Lewis (Cheyenne River Sioux/Diné)
  • Golga Oscar (Yup’ik)
  • Eve Picher
  • Pamala Romero-Henderson (Diné/Chiricahua Apache)
  • Robyn Tsinnajinnie (Diné)
  • Brian Walker (King Island Inupiat/Deg Hit’an Athabascan)
  • Joshua Wells

For more information, please contact MoCNA Senior Manager of Museum Education Winoka Yepa (Diné) at (505) 428-5907 or winoka.yepa@iaia.edu.