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Nicholas Galanin

Nicholas Galanin is a Tlingit/Unangax̂ multidisciplinary artist. His work offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an intentionally broad engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image, and sound. Galanin's works embody critical thought. They are vessels of knowledge, culture and technology—inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic. Galanin’s concepts determine his materials and processes. His practice is expansive and includes numerous collaborations with visual and recording artists. He is a member of two artist collectives: Black Constellation and Winter Count.