11 Sep 2022 / 06 May 2022

Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric

SITE Santa Fe is pleased to present The Body Electric, a solo exhibition spanning Jeffrey Gibson’s multi-decade practice. Gibson’s merging of artistic styles, and historical and contemporary cultural references synergizes to create vibrant, multilayered works of art that express the complexities and relationships between injustice, marginalization, and personal identity.

The Body Electric features a survey of the artist’s painting, sculpture and installation, as well as newly commissioned works including the performance To Name An Other and a large-scale mural, THE LAND IS SPEAKING | ARE YOU LISTENING, activating SITE Santa Fe’s front lobby and main galleries.

Jeffrey Gibson (b.1972, Colorado) is a celebrated multidisciplinary artist whose works are represented in over 20 permanent collections across the US. He is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and half Cherokee.

Audio Guides

Accompanying Programs

To Name An Other: Public Performance organized by Jeffrey Gibson
Sun, Apr 10, 2022, 4pm

To Name An Other is a new commission work involving video, performance, and installation beginning with a full day empowerment workshop for the artist and performers, and culminating in a public performance that will be recorded and included as part of The Body Electric.

Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric Opening
Friday, May 6, 2022, 5-9pm

SITE Santa Fe opens Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric with drinks by Rolling Still Distillery, musical performance by Lindy Vision, DJ set by Anjo King, and food by Poki Tako.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith interviewed by Jeffrey Gibson
Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:30am

As part of SITE Santa Fe’s opening weekend for Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric, Gibson will take the stage for a My Life in Art Talk with long-time friend and inspiration, artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.

Reclaiming Narratives: Jeffrey Gibson and Nani Chacon in Conversation
Sunday, May 8, 2022, 10:30am

SITE Santa Fe’s exhibiting artists Nani Chacon and Jeffrey Gibson will take the stage for a conversation about shared themes in their work, moderated by curator Brandee Caoba.

Jeffrey Gibson Cinema Selections
Saturdays, July 30 – Aug 20, 5pm at CCA Santa Fe

In partnership with SITE Santa Fe and artist Jeffrey Gibson, the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) presents a series of films curated by Gibson to complement and inform The Body Electric. Gibson’s selections showcase both classic and contemporary films that highlight Native and Indigenous voices across the globe.

Lady Shug presents: A Celebration of Queer Indigenous Kinship
Sat, Aug 6, 6-9pm

In an evening hosted and curated by renowned drag queen Lady Shug (Diné) who is featured in Jeffrey Gibson’s TO NAME AN OTHER, SITE Santa Fe Members were treated to an intimate cocktail party with drinks by Rolling Still Distillery and food by Cafe Castro followed by an unforgettable line-up of performance art with guest stars Landa Lakes (Chickasaw) and Katie K. Bouvier (Laguna & Acoma Pueblo).

SITE-Specific Performance by Raashan Ahmad
Aug 12, 2022, 6pm
Raashan Ahmad responds to Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric at SITE Santa Fe through a site-specific DJ set, translating visual art into an immersive sonic landscape.

Aug 13, 2022 At SITE Santa Fe

Chatter weaves together traditional and contemporary chamber music programs with poetry twice a month at SITE Santa Fe. In this performance, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Raven Chacon, whose sound work is featured in Jeffrey Gibson’s A Warm Darkness, debuted new pieces for clarinet, oboe, and cello.

Performance by Sarah Ortegon
Thursday, Aug 18, 2022, 5:30pm at SITE Santa Fe

Renowned jingle dress dancer Sarah Ortegon, who is featured in Jeffrey Gibson: The Body Electric, will perform at SITE Santa Fe for Indian Market weekend.