News //

“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 “,”  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 “,”  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 //

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. Up until April 28, 2016.

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

Odophonics: An olfacto-sound performance by Brian Goeltzenleuchter & Sean Francis Conway as part of “Sweet Gongs Vibrating” at San Diego Art Institute, Saturday May 14, 6-8pm. *An ASL interpreter will be provided.

Closing reception of “Sweet Gongs Vibrating,”at San Diego Art Institute is on May 28, 2016, featuring a performance by Christof Migone and a round table discussion with Steve Roden, Aren Skalman, Margaret Noble, Christof Migone and Cooper Baker. *An ASL interpreter will be provided.

I’m a Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellow at Yale University, and will be participating in a 2-day doctoral dissertation workshop under the theme of “Freaks” with Yale professors along with 5 other PhD candidates from across the USA. This will be followed by research at the Yale University libraries, May 16-18, 2016.

Instructor, Formations of Modern Art: Disability in Modern Art, University of California San Diego Summer Session I, June 27 – July 30 2016 (5 weeks), more information forthcoming.