Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo

Joe Harjo is a multidisciplinary artist from the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, currently working and teaching in San Antonio, TX. He holds a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma and an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His work uncovers the lack of visibility of Native culture, lived experience and identity in America, due to both the absence of proper representation in mainstream culture and the undermining of Native belief systems. He confronts misrepresentation and appropriation of Native culture and identity, initiating a call for change. Recent exhibitions: Mutable Land, NARS Foundation, NYC, NY; High Visibility: On Location in Rural America and Indian Country, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND; The Only Certain Way, Sala Diaz, SATX; Texas, We’re Listening, Brownsville Museum of Art; We’re Still Here: Native American Artists Then and Now, McNay Art Museum, SATX; Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, Blue Star Contemporary, SATX, Reimagining the Third Space, KCAI Crossroads Gallery: Center for Contemporary Practice, Kansas City, Missouri, re/thinking photography: Conceptual Photography from Texas, FotoFest, Houston, Texas. Harjo is a 2020-2021 Harpo Foundation Native American Residency Fellow and a recipient of the 2020-2021 Blue Star Contemporary Berlin Residency hosted by Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Germany. He is the Chair of Photography at the Southwest School of Art. His work was recent acquired by SAM

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  • A Heretical Act of Resistance, 2019

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