News //

My review of the Francis Alÿs exhibition, A Story of Negotiation, at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City and now touring, has been published in the online journal “caa.reviews,” June 16, 2016.

“Curating Diversity” story in San Diego CityBeat, by Seth Combs, April 26, 2016.

“LOUD silence: Turning Up the Volume on Deaf Voice,” The Senses + Society, Vol. 10, Issue 3, April, 2016, based on an exhibition of the same name that I curated for Grand Central Art Center at California State University Fullerton and gallery@Calit2 at the University of California San Diego.

My review of the 12th Sharjah Biennial, The Past, the Present, the Possible, has now been published in the online journal “caa.reviews,”  March 31, 2016.

“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 “caa.reviews,”  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 //

Instructor, Formations of Modern Art: Disability in Modern Art, University of California San Diego Summer Session I, June 27 – July 30 2016 (5 weeks). This course seeks to provide a broad overview of the presence of disability and its various manifestations throughout various periods of modern art in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Each week, we will examine readings from different periods of modern art in dialogue with writings about disability aesthetics in order to re-think art history as we know it.

Moderator of two-part Round-Table discussion, “Caring For Audience: How Does One Curate Access to the Arts?” to accompany exhibition, In the Power of Your Care curated by Sara Reisman, Artistic Director, 8th Floor|Rubin Foundation, New York, Saturday July 23, 2016

Visiting Critic, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, July 24-25, 2016

“Caring For Audience: How Does One Curate Access to the Arts?” paper to be delivered at the Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of California, Los Angeles, August 10-12, 2016

“‘Disabling’ the Museum: Curator as Infrastructural Activist,” Lecture & Seminar for University of Sydney, Australia, hosted by Gerard Goggin in the Department of Media and Communications, September 9, 2016