Delaney Keshena

Delaney Keshena, (Menominee) is from a train-bound border town in sleepy, north-central Wisconsin. For the past five years they’ve lived on unceded Tiwa territory in so-called Santa Fe, NM (read: they desperately miss open sky and green chile). As a student of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Keshena explores the intersections of language and power through ceramics and poetry. Their work, featured in the inaugural exhibition of the Soul Center for the Arts in Genoa ITA, challenges prescribed notions of Indigeneity. When not listening to poetry or dreading the world’s future, they spend time making bread, caring for 48 house plants and facetiming their friends. Keshena is thrilled to work with the Northern Clay Center and in the Seward community.