In partnership with New Mexico Arts, from May 13th through June 24th, Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner Historic Site hosted its second 6-week Artist in Residence Program. Artists provided one public engagement at a designated date during their residency and delivered one agreed upon work of art at the close of their residency. The second Artist in Residence featured Dakota Mace, Diné. For her residency, Ms. Mace collaborated with a group of her graduate students including Daisy Trudell-Mills and Kéyah Keenan Henry and displayed their new exhibition titled Naaldeeh. This exhibition is multidisciplinary and mixed media that displays the artist’s thoughts and feelings on their ancestors experience, as well as their own experience of being back at Hweéldi (the place of suffering).
According to Ms. Mace: "The installation is intended to last for a short period, as the physical photographs being created will eventually go back into the land. I see these photographs as brief glimpses from our ancestors, a chance to share their imprint and eventually go back to rest." Naaldeeh opened in the Memorial Resource Room on June 23rd and will remain through the end of the year. Please visit this powerful exhibit yourself and support the arts.