Social Media Takeover: Kat and Rya

Kat Salas and Rya Hueston, co-curators of the exhibition Untouchable Artifacts: A Virtual and Printed Exhibition on Indigenous Storytelling, History, and Resilience, share about storytelling in their own lives and in the exhibition which opened Saturday, July 17, 2021.

Kat Salas a multi-racial Chicana and Chiricahua Apache femme born in Gallup New Mexico, sees their art as a tool for revolution, braiding their work as an organizer and activist with their experience in the world of contemporary art.

Rya Drake-Hueston a Diné descended from Paiute and Hopi Ancestry from Navajo Mountain, UT, uses her background in conservation and historical restoration to inform her artistic practice, engaging with cultural erasure, historical white washing, and her family’s experiences with the boarding school system at the turn of the 20th century. 

This takeover occurred from July 13-17, 2021.

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