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The curator’s tour of LOUD silence accompanied by an ASL interpreter: 

A small video of LOUD silence by CSUF newspaper “The Daily Titan”: 

“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 //

“New Curatorial Models for Disability in Exhibitions,” Unseeing Disability and Art panel chaired by Geoffrey Shea, Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), Ontario College of Art & Design, Toronto, Canada, October 23-26, 2014

“‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist,” Lecture & Workshop for Inclusive Design Research Centre, Ontario College of Art & Design, Thursday October 23, 2014, 2-5pm

“Curating Disability: Ethics, Pragmatics, Effects,” hosted by Tangled Art + Disability, in conjunction with Ryerson University School of Disability Studies, Toronto, Thursday October 23, 2014, 7-8pm

“The Curator’s View,” DaDaFest International Congress: Disability Culture and Human Rights, 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

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.