Left to right: Raven Chacon, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Laura Ortman

Friday, January 13, 7pm | $20 General, $15 CCA Members
CCA Muñoz Waxman Gallery


The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) and CCA present this collaborative live performance by leading contemporary Indigenous artists Raven Chacon, Cannupa Hanska Luger, and Laura Ortman. Chacon, Luger, and Ortman have performed in pairs together multiple times over the years, but this will be the first time all three will engage in a live performance at once.

The artists will draw from their respective practices and build upon their previous collaborations to create an experiential live set of sound and movement. The event culminates a week-long gathering of IAIA’s MFA in Studio Arts program around the theme of “Collaboration as an Indigenous Art Practice,” and serves as an institutional collaboration between the MFA in Studio Arts program at IAIA and CCA.

Earlier in the day, also as part of IAIA’s MFA in Studio Arts residency week, is a lecture by Yvonne N. Tiger in the cinema theater at 3:30pm, click here for more information and to register.


Raven Chacon (Diné) is a composer, performer, and installation artist from Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation. He received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. Chacon has exhibited or performed at Whitney Biennial, documenta 14, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Chaco Canyon, Ende Tymes Festival, 18th Biennale of Sydney, and the Kennedy Center. He is the recipient of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Music, the United States Artists Fellowship in Music, the Creative Capital Award in Visual Arts, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowship, and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize for Music Composition.

Cannupa Hanska Luger is a New Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist creating monumental installations, sculpture and performance to communicate urgent stories about 21st Century Indigeneity. Incorporating ceramics, steel, fiber, video and repurposed materials, Luger activates speculative fiction, engages in land-based actions of repair and practices empathetic response through social collaboration. Born on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, Luger is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold. Luger’s work has been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gardiner Museum, Toronto and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Georgia. Luger has been awarded fellowships from Guggenheim, United States Artists, Creative Capital, Smithsonian and Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Laura Ortman, a member of the White Mountain Apache tribe, is a musician and composer who creates across multiple platforms, including albums, live performance, field recordings, and video works. As a soloist, Ortman performs on amplified and Apache violin, vocals, piano, electric guitar, and keyboard. She has performed and presented work nationally and internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (2021); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2019); the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival, Toronto, Canada (2017, 2011); Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (2017); and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2009). Ortman is a 2022 recipient of the United States Artists Fellowship.