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Santa Fe, NM 87501


Dakota Mace


SITE SANTA FE is pleased to present DAHODIYINII – SACRED PLACES, Dakota Mace's inaugural museum solo exhibition, opening February 28, 2025. Through photography, weaving, sound, and installation, Mace recalls and chronicles Diné history in relation to memory and place, while positioning Land as a storyteller, collaborator, archive, and material. Mace’s multimedia practice draws from the history of her Diné heritage, exploring the themes of family lineage, community, and identity.

DAHODIYINII – SACRED PLACES centers on an ongoing series of the same title that includes over 2,000 cochineal-dyed chemigraphs, site-specific installation, and archival photography tracing the history of Indigenous resilience through the lens of sovereignty and survivance. Through its multifaceted approach, the series invites viewers to engage with the complex histories surrounding land rights, Indigenous rights, and the rights of nature.

Coinciding with the show is liná: Botanical Dye Garden, a community garden plot sowed with a diverse array of flowers and herbs for crafting pigmented dyes. Local students and museum visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the garden through guided tours, workshops, and demonstrations led by SITE SANTA FE's Creativity and Learning team. These experiences will provide participants with insights into traditional dyeing techniques, hands-on practice with native botanical dyes, approaches to plant identification, and deeper appreciation and understanding of Mace's creative process.

Artist Bios

Dakota Mace

Dakota Mace (Diné) is an interdisciplinary artist who focuses on translating the language of Diné history and beliefs. Mace received her MA and MFA degrees in Photography and Textile Design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in Photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts. As a Diné (Navajo) artist, her work draws from the history of her Diné heritage, exploring the themes of family lineage, community, and identity. In addition, her work pushes the viewer's understanding of Diné culture through alternative photography techniques, weaving, beadwork, and papermaking.VIEW ARTIST

Brandee Caoba

Brandee Caoba is an artist, curator, and visual activist whose creative and curatorial approaches are rooted in the symbiotic relationship between art and social change. VIEW CURATOR