Kade Twist


Kade L. Twist, is the 2015 United States Artists, Klein Visual Arts Fellow. He works with video, sound, interactive media, text, installation and public policy. Twist's work combines re-imagined tribal stories with geopolitical narratives to examine the unresolved tensions between market-driven systems, consumerism and American Indian cultural self-determination. Mr. Twist is one of the co-founders of Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary artist collective. With his individual work and the collective Postcommodity, Twist has exhibited work nationally and internationally including the National Museum of the American Indian, Gustav Heye Center, Smithsonian Institution, New York, NY; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA; Contour: 5th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, BE; the 18th Beinnale of Sydney. In 2017 his collective Postcommodity will be featured in documenta 14 and Pacific Standard Time. In addition to his art practice, Twist works as a public affairs consultant specializing in American Indian health care, technology and community development. Twist received his MFA in Intermedia from the Herberger Institute School of Art at Arizona State University. He is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.