ConSortiUm Platform Series


Postcommodity : A conversation with artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist

Thursday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, and Fresno State

Registration is required. However it is free and open to the public.

Registration link to Zoom Webinar:


An event on October 22 at 5:30 p.m. will feature Postcommodity, a collaboration between Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist, both of whom are currently based in California. Creating interdisciplinary work that spans a variety of formats from video installation to land intervention, Postcommodity forges new metaphors through an Indigenous lens capable of rationalizing shared experiences within an increasingly challenging contemporary environment. The collective has exhibited nationally and internationally, and was represented in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. In 2015, Postcommodity’s historic land art installation Repellent Fence was completed at the U.S.-Mexico border near Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. 


Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist. Postcommodity’s art functions as a shared Indigenous lens and voice to engage the assaultive manifestations of the global market and its supporting institutions, public perceptions, beliefs, and individual actions that comprise the ever-expanding, multinational, multiracial and multiethnic colonizing force that is defining the 21st Century through ever increasing velocities and complex forms of violence. Postcommodity works to forge new metaphors capable of rationalizing our shared experiences within this increasingly challenging contemporary environment; promote a constructive discourse that challenges the social, political and economic processes that are destabilizing communities and geographies; and connect Indigenous narratives of cultural self-determination with the broader public sphere.


Postcommodity are the recipients of grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation (2010), Creative Capital (2012), Art Matters (2013), Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (2014), Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (2017), Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship (2017-2018), and Harker Fund of the San Francisco Foundation (2018-2019). The collective has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including: Contour the 5th Biennial of the Moving Image in Mechelen, BE; Nuit Blanche, Toronto, CA; 18th Biennale of Sydney in Sydney, AUS; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, AZ; 2017 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY; Art in General, New York, NY; documenta14, Athens, GR and Kassel, DE; the 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh, PA; Desert X, Coachella Valley, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; and their historic land art installation Repellent Fence at the U.S./Mexico border near Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, SON. The collective was awarded the Fine Prize for their contribution to the Carnegie International, 2018 titled From Smoke and Tangled Waters, They Carried Fire Home.


Postcommodity acknowledges the important contributions of its previous collaborators: Raven Chacon (2009-2018), Steven Yazzie (2007-2010), Nathan Young (2007-2015), Adam Ingram-Goble (Game Remains), Andrew McCord (If History Moves at the Speed of Its Weapons, Then the Shape of the Arrow is Changing, and Promoting a More Just, Verdant and Harmonious Resolution), Annabel Wong (Dead River) and Existence AD (Dead River).

Postcommodity is represented by Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.




 ConSortiUm:  a collaborative project of CSU art museums and galleries, announces virtual event series for 2020–2021.


The newly formed ConSortiUm, a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system, is pleased to announce a virtual event series that actively engages students, faculty, staff, and communities through visual arts-based dialogue.

The inaugural program, PLATFORM, will launch in September 2020 and include six live virtual conversations with contemporary artists, collectives, and curators whose work is critical to current re-imaginings of the art world and the world at large.

 Our goal is the find ways to support students, artists, and our greater communities during the pandemic. Our idea is to address the demand for an end the systemic and overt racism in California and beyond by co-hosting a series of talks and conversations featuring artists and curators, to be presented live via Zoom. The artist/curators we are inviting to speak are engaged in social advocacy, have diverse backgrounds, and are relevant to the times.


All events will be presented live via Zoom with access for all CSU campuses.


Recordings of the events will be available for post live-stream viewing and archived by the sponsoring institutions. These events are free and open to the public.





 Upcoming Events:


Postcommodity : A conversation with artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist

Thursday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.


Hosted by CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, and Fresno State


Direct link to Zoom Webinar:





Forensic Architecture: A conversation with founder Eyal Weizman       

Thursday, November 12, noon


Hosted by CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State


TBD--Please check back




 Past Events:

Artist Beatriz Cortez in conversation with Erin Christovale, Associate Curator, Hammer Museum          

Thursday, September 24, 5:30 p.m.


Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Northridge


For information, visit