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Baamaa pii miinwaa.

1036 Beech Street
East Lansing, MI, 48823
United States

Dylan AT Miner is an artist, activist, and scholar. He is Director of American Indian Studies and Associate Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University. Miner is also adjunct curator of Indigenous art at the MSU Museum and a founding member of the Justseeds artists collective. He holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico and has published approximately sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries. In 2010, he was an Artist Leadership Fellow through the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution). Miner has been featured in more than twenty solo exhibitions – with many more planned in 2015-2016 – and has been artist-in-residence at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes, Klondike Institute of Art and Culture, Rabbit Island, Santa Fe Art Institute, and numerous universities, art schools, and low-residency MFA programs. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. His solo exhibition Silence of Sovereignty opened this spring in Montréal. Miner is currently completing his book Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism, Autonomy (Bloomsbury, expected 2016) and writing his first book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn)

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PUBLICATIONS

Trained as an art historian, Dylan Miner holds a PhD from The University of New Mexico – with a focus on Arts of the Américas – and has published extensively. To date, he has published more than sixty journal articles, book chapters, critical essays, and encyclopedia entries – some that you can download below. His book Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island was published in 2014 by the University of Arizona Press. Miner is currently completing two new books: one on contemporary Indigenous aesthetics – Indigenous Aesthetics: Art, Activism, Autonomy – and a book of poetry, Ikidowinan Ninandagikendaanan (words I must learn). Miner publishes at the intersection of art, radical political thought, Indigenous studies, geography, history, and cultural studies.

Note: additional and updated texts are available here, as well.

BOOK

2014 – Creating Aztlán: Chicano Art, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Lowriding Across Turtle Island

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

2015 – 'Makataimeshekiakiak, Settler Colonialism, and the Specter of Indigenous Liberation'

2013 – 'Stories as Mshkiki: Reflections on the Healing and Migratory Practices of Minwaajimo'

2012 – 'Halfbreed Theory: Maria Campbell’s Storytelling as Indigenous Knowledge and Une Petite Michin'

2012 – 'Radical Migrations through Anishinaabewaki: An Indigenous Re-Mapping of the Great Lakes'

2012 – 'Aztlán, Anishinaabewaki, Ixachilan: Radical Hemispheric Indigeneity and the Liberation of Art through the Graphic Work of Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl'

2010 – 'When they Awaken’: Indigeneity, Miscegenation, and Anti-Colonial Visuality'

2009 – 'From Aztlan to Red River: The Continental and Comparative Cultures of Chicana/o and Métis Anti-Colonialism'

2007 – 'El Grito del Diseño: The Radical Visual Language in Chicana/o Newspapers'

2005 – 'Carlos Cortéz Koyokuikatl: Wobbly Heir to the TGP'

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

2013 – 'Teaching "Art as Social Justice:" Developing Prefigurative Pedagogies in the (Liberal) Art Studio'

2011 – Hasta la Victoria (Deportista) Siempre: The History of Sports Posters in Revolutionary Cuba'

2009 – 'Provocations on Sneakers: The Multiple Meanings of Athletic Shoes, Sport, Race, and Masculinity'

2008 – 'Straddling la otra frontera: Revisioning Chicana/o Art History Through MiChicana/o Visual Culture'

2005 – 'El renegado comunista: Diego Rivera, la Liga de Obreros y Campesinos and Mexican Repatriation in Detroit'

2005 – 'The Latin American Left and Diego Rivera’s Political Contribution,' translation from Spanish of original text by Alberto Híjar

 

ESSAYS

2015 – 'Agamiing, Awasaakwaa – On the Shore, Across the Forest' (Uncorrected Proof)

2015 – 'Gaagegoo Dabakaanan miiniwaa Debenjigejig (No Borders, Indigenous Sovereignty)'

2014 'Ni-aazhawa’am-minis, a Provisional Place for Crossing Over'

2013 – 'Tikibiing Booskikamigaag: An Indigenous History and Ecology of Flint, Michigan'

2011 – Essays from Refuge: A Migratory and Momentary Guide to Ljubjlana, in English and Slovenščina.

2007 – 'Red (Pedal) Power: Natives, Bikes, and Anti-Colonial Art'

2005 – Essay from Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

2014 – Indigenous Aesthetics from Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, second and revised edition

2011 – Entry on Louis Riel from Encyclopedia of Native American History

2009 – Indigenous Radicalism from International Encyclopedia of Protest and Revolution

2008 – Entries on Aztlán, Chicana/o Movement, Industrial Workers of the World, and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlán (MEChA)

2007 – Entry on César Chávez from Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

2007 – Short entry on the Grape Boycotts from Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

2007 – Short entry on Mural Art from Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice

 

CRITICISM

2015 – 'An Irreducible and Irreconcilable Gesture'

2012 – 'Wisconsin Uprising(s): An essay on Nicolas Lampert' 

2011 – Essays on Diego Romero, Will Wilson, Jason Luján, and Jean Lamarr

 

INTERVIEWS + ESSAYS ON ARTWORK

2015 – 'Silence of Sovereignty' essay by Noémie Despland-Lichtert

2013 – Interview in First American Art Magazine by America Meredith

2011 – Interview in Måg Magazine (Norway) by Audhild Dahlstrøm

 

CURATORIAL ESSAYS

2012 – Lake-Effect: Rurality and Ecology in the Great Lakes

 

REVIEWS

2009 – Review of KB Witherspoon, Before the Eyes of the World: Mexico and the 1968 Olympic Games