VR Experience: Resistance Through Existence
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.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.