10 Jun 2022 / 10 Jun 2022

Nani Chacon with Alan Ket

Jun 10, 2022 At SITE Santa Fe

Exhibiting artist Nani Chacon will discuss the transition from graffiti art to mural making, community engagement, and the role of murals and street art in the global art market with Museum of Graffiti co-founder Alan Ket.

 

2022-06-10 18:00:00 2022-06-10 7:00:00 America/Denver Nani Chacon with Alan Ket Another amazing event at SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe SITE Santa Fe info@sitesantafe.org

About the Presenters

Nani Chacon is a Diné and Chicana artist, born in Gallup, New Mexico. Chacon’s practice includes large-scale site-specific public artworks, drawing, installation, and design. Primarily working as a painter and muralist, she has shown both nationally and internationally, creating projects that focus on community engagement, led by her personal philosophy that art should be an accessible, and meaningful catalyst for social change. Her work is recognized for its unique style, using figurative subject matter to explore the complexity of contemporary Indigenous culture and identities, bringing these voices to the forefront of public arenas.

Chacon received her bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of New Mexico in 2003. Notable Projects have been supported by; The National Endowment for the Arts, California Endowment for the Arts, US Consulate and Embassy in Russia, The Obama Foundation, NM Public Arts Foundation, National Museum of Mexican Art Chicago, Navajo Nation Museum, National Hispanic Cultural Center, and the Museum of Native Contemporary Art.

Alan Ket is an expert in delivering compelling content, finding top creative talent, and managing global teams of writers, editors, designers and photographers. Launching titles including Stress magazine, Complex magazine, and Hip Hop Nation, he has honed this expertise with fashion brands, auction houses, and international galleries. Serving as curator, gallery director, expert advisor, and producer for shows in Los Angeles, Paris, Miami, and New York City, and he has presented artists including RISK, RETNA, Barry McGee, Mode2, Phase2, and others.

In 2005, Ket established From Here To Fame (FHTF), a publishing and marketing consulting company at the intersection of fashion, publishing, music, and art. FHTF would go on to produce over 40 titles, 5 of which were authored by Ket, focusing on street art, graffiti art, and tattooing. His newest venture is The Museum of Graffiti, the world’s only museum dedicated to graffiti art, located in Wynwood.

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