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Demian DinéYazhi’ Awarded Art Matters Grant

Demian DinéYazhi', AIDS Flag, 2015

Alum Demian DinéYazhi' (Intermedia, ’13) one of just 25 to be awarded national grant to support ongoing work

Demian DinéYazhi’ (Intermedia, ’13) has been awarded an Art Matters grant, one of 25 grants of 5,000 and 10,000 USD “for ongoing work or projects that break ground aesthetically and socially.” His award is specifically to support ongoing work.

DinéYazhi’ is a visual artist, writer, poet, curator, and organizer who describes himself as a “transdisciplinary warrior born to the clans Tódích‘íí‘nii (Bitter Water) and Naasht‘ézhí Tábąąhá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) of the Diné (Navajo)” whose works and projects address issues around queerness, decolonization, and indigenous survivance.

Among other projects, DinéYazhi’ is currently accepting submissions for #QTPOCzine, a new zine that “challenges the current stasis in the queer community.”

— Posted on 12/17 at 11:25 AM

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