News //

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

The 2016 College Art Association Call for Participation for the Annual Conference, scheduled to take place in Washington DC from February 3-6, has now been released. I’ll be chairing the panel entitled “Curating Diversity: Ideologies and Methodologies” on behalf of the Committee on Diversity Practices. Proposals for papers are due May 8, 2015. The abstract for my proposal is listed on Page 5 at this link.

“A Loud Silence: Deaf artists explore sound,” review of LOUD silence in La Jolla Light by Will Bowen, February 11, 2015

“Disability, Curating, and the Educational Turn: The Contemporary Condition of Access in the Museum,” On Curating, Issue 24, December 2014

“Composing Dwarfism: Reframing Short Stature in Contemporary Photography,” The Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3 & 4, December, 2014

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.

Upcoming //

Art of the Lived Experiment, co-curated in the US by myself and Aaron 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 (originally curated by Aaron Williamson for DaDaFest International 2014 and hosted by the Bluecoat, UK, November 8, 2014 – January 11, 2015.

“Performing Crip Time: Bodies in Deliberate Motion,” paper for Open Engagement 2015: Place and Revolution category, Carnegie Mellon University & Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, April 17-19, 2015

“Art of the Lived Experiment,” for panel entitled Disability Arts on Display: Curating and Festival Creation, Society for Disability Studies, Atlanta, GA, June 10-13, 2015

“Curating Disability and Access: Ethics, Pragmatics, Effects,” for Art Conversation Series at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, SK, Canada, June 17, 2015, 5:30pm

“Flesh of the World,” large-scale exhibition featuring the work of approximately 20 Canadian and international artists, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, and University of Toronto Art Centre at University of Toronto, and Doris McCarthy Gallery, at University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada, June 25 – October 10, 2015

“Marking Blind,” Blind Creations conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, June 28 – 30, 2015

“Revisualizing Disability,” instructor for 3-week summer intensive at California College of the Arts Oakland campus, July 27 – August 14, 2015 as part of the Summer Session Visual Studies elective. Enrollment begins March 30.