Demian Diné Yazhi’ (R.I.S.E.)


Demian is an artist residing & working in Portland, Oregon. Born & raised in the “Indian Capital of the World”, Gallup, NM, Diné Yazhi’ is a transdisciplinary warrior whose work is an archivalization & exploration of memory formation, landscape representation, HIV/AIDS-related art & activism, gender / sexuality, & indigenous survivance. Demian has exhibited work nationally & internationally, in addition to having his artwork & writing published over the last few years. In 2010 he founded the Indigenous artist/activist/warrior collective, R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment. For more info, visit:

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