We left them nothing

Demian Dinehyazi – Biography

Demian DinéYazhi ́ (born 1983) is a Portland-based Diné transdisciplinary artist, poet, and curator born to the clans Naasht’ézhí Tábaahá (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) and Tódích’íí’nii (Bitter Water).

Their practice is a regurgitation of purported Decolonial praxis informed by the over accumulative and exploitative nature of hetero cis gender supremacist normativity. They are a survivor of attempted European genocide, forced assimilation, colonial manipulation, sexual & gender violence, capitalist sabotage, and hyper marginalization in a colonized country that refuses to center its politics and philosophies around the Indigenous Peoples whose Land it wrongfully occupies and refuses to give back. They live and work in a post-post-apocalypticworld unafraid to fail.


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