News //

“Social Practice Degrees Take Art to a Communal Level” in the New York Times, February 5, 2016, featuring the work of Carmen Papalia. The image in the article is documentation of his “Blind Field Shuttle” piece being conducted in Oakland in 2011. I had invited Carmen to lead the walk as part of the programming for my first ever disability-themed exhibition, “Medusa’s Mirror: Fears, Spells, and Other Transfixed Positions” held at Pro Arts Gallery.

“The (Narrative) Prosthesis Re-Fitted: Finding New Support for Embodied and Imaginative Differences in Contemporary Art,” The Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Vol. 9, No. 3, October, 2015

“Review: The Flesh of the World at UTAC,” in The Newspaper, the University of Toronto’s Independent Paper, by Mary Ma, July 23, 2015

“Bodies Talking: Show Probes Athleticism and Disability,” review of “The Flesh of the World” in NOW Toronto by Fran Schechter, July 2, 2015

“Amanda Cachia: Curator and Disability Activist,” interview by Rachel Walther in Glance, California College of the Arts Alumni magazine, May 18, 2015

My review of Tim Youd’s The Long Goodbye, held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego last summer, has now been published in the online journal “,”  April 16, 2015

Here is a link to the talk I gave at the “Awkward Bastards” symposium hosted by DASH at the mac in Birmingham on March 12, 2015, entitled “Disabling the Museum.”

My new online exhibition, “Marking Blind” for Curated Space, Arts & Disability Ireland, has just been launched on March 10, 2015.



Upcoming //

San Diego Art Institute Curator-in-Residence, December 2015 – March 2016. Exhibition “Sweet Gongs Vibrating” opening March 26, until May 29, 2016.

Aren Skalman workshops at the San Diego Art Institute Project Space with blind participants from Blind Community Center of San Diego, Feb 10, Feb 17, Feb 24, 1:30-3:30pm.

Laura Swanson: Resistance, solo exhibition curated by Amanda Cachia for the Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, JCC Manhattan, opening March 10 in conjunction with the Eighth Annual Reelabilities Film Festival, the leading arts festival on disabilities in the country.

Guest seminar instructor for graduate museum studies class, State University of New York, Purchase, Wednesday March 9, 2016, hosted by Elizabeth Guffey, Professor of Art & Design History

Chairing Round-Table discussion on “Deaf and Disability Aesthetics,” Cripping the Arts Symposium, presented by Tangled Arts + Disability, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, April 28-30, 2016, hosted by Ryerson University, Toronto.

Instructor, Formations of Modern Art: Disability in Modern Art, University of California San Diego Summer Session I, June-July 2016, more information forthcoming.