News //

“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.

“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: 

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.

Upcoming //

“On How to Curate Exhibitions”, guest lecturer, Art Department, MiraCosta College, San Diego, CA, November 8, 2015

Guest lecturer for Radical Accessibility Convergence, Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 20-22, 2015, funded by Canada Council for the Arts and co-presented by Gallery Gachet and Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver.

“Disabling the Museum: Ethics, Pragmatics, Effects,” guest lecture and guest seminar instructor for MFA Curatorial Practice students at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland, December 3-4, 2015

San Diego Art Institute Curator-in-Residence, December 2015 – March 2016

Chairing “Curating Diversity: Ideologies & Methodologies” panel, on behalf of Committee on Diversity PracticesCollege Art Association, Washington DC, February 4, 2016                  Confirmed speakers include:  Rocio Aranda Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio, New YorkLynne Cooke, Senior Curator, Special Projects in Modern Art, National Gallery of Art, DC; Candice Hopkins, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe & Curatorial advisor, documenta 14Jonathan Katz, Director of Visual Studies program, Department of Art, University of BuffaloMaura Reilly, Chief Curator, National Academy Museum, New York