News //

The curator’s tour of LOUD silence accompanied by an ASL interpreter:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk9uA0w-eww 

A small video of LOUD silence by CSUF newspaper “The Daily Titan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpmXpzRDV8g 

“From Outsider to Participant: Developmentally Disabled Dialogue in Socially Engaged Art,” Museums and Social Issues: A Journal of Reflective Discourse, Volume 9, No. 2, October, 2014.

Designer Sara Hendren has posted information about my Alterpodium project on her Abler site. Alterpodium is a custom-made, portable disability object that I use to “perform disability” during international and national conferences, symposiums and lectures.

I am the proud recipient of the Society for Disability Studies 2014 Irving K. Zola Award for Emerging Scholars in Disability Studies! I received my Award and check during the annual SDS conference in Minneapolis on Saturday June 14, 2014.

“Growing Rhizomatically: Disability Studies, the Art Gallery and the Consortium.” Co-written with Kelly George and Kristin Lindgren. Disability Studies Quarterly, Special Issue on Growing Disability Studies, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2014.

“‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist” Journal of Visual Art Practice, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2013. Published by Taylor & Francis.

“Is social practice about inclusion or exclusion? Is it really for everybody?” 100 Questions, 100 Days, posted on March 31, 2014 for Open Engagement conference, Queens Museum, NY, May 16-18, 2014

Upcoming //

“The Curator’s View,” DaDaFest International Congress: Disability Culture and Human Rights, The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK, December 2-3, 2014

LOUD silence, gallery@calit2, University of California San Diego, CA, January 22 – March 13, 2015. Special opening reception on Thursday January 22, 4-7pm with performance by Christine Sun Kim and round-table conversation with curator Amanda Cachia, Professor Lisa Cartwright and Professor Carol Padden, accompanied by ASL interpreters.

LOUD silence film screening event with Alison O’Daniel, gallery@calit2, University of California San Diego, Thursday February 5, 4-7pm, accompanied by ASL interpreters.

Discussant for “The Gaze, the Stare, and the Look Away: New Images of Resistance in the Aesthetics of Disability” panel chaired by JoAnn Purcell, College Art Association, New York City, February 11-14, 2015

LOUD silence Curator’s Tour with ASL interpreter, gallery@calit2, University of California San Diego, Thursday February 26, 3-4pm

Co-organizer of “Hysterical Bodies: Disabling Normative Behavior in Contemporary Art,” UCSD Visual Arts Department 8th Annual PhD Symposium, with Keynote by Dr. Amelia Jones, Professor and Robert A. Day Chair of Fine Art and Professor of Critical Studies at USC Roski School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, March 6-7, 2015. Find the Call for Proposals here.

Curator’s talk and official launch of virtual exhibition, “Marking Blind” for Curated Space, Arts & Disability Ireland, hosted by and coinciding with curatorial residency at Fire Station Artists Studios, Dublin, Ireland, March 9-11, 2015

“‘Disabling’ the Museum” plenary lecture for Awkward Bastards Symposium, hosted by MAC Birmingham and organized by DASH Disability Arts, Thursday March 12, 2015

Art of the Lived Experiment, curated by Dr. Aaron Williamson for DaDaFest and hosted by the Bluecoat Gallery, UK, (November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015) and co-curated in the US by myself and Williamson, April 10 – July 31, 2015, hosted by Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Kendall College of Art & Design at Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, organized by DisArt Festival.