Kade Twist is a poet and multi-disciplinary artist working with installation, two-dimensional media and sound. Mr. Twist’s work addresses American Indian experiences of isolation, displacement and economic and political disenfranchisement. He embeds Indigenous geopolitical narratives within a contemporary landscape of American popular culture and consumerism. Twist received the 2007 Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas First Book Award for his poetry manuscript, Amazing Grace. His mixed-media installation, Just As I Am, was recently accessioned into the Arizona State University Art Museum’s permanent collection. And Twist’s multi-media installation work will be featured in Remix: New Modernities in a Post-Indian World co-presented by the Heard Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian in the fall of 2007. Twist graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in American Indian studies, with an emphasis on tribal policy and economic development. Twist is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He lives in Tempe, AZ with his wife Andrea Hanley.
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