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November 2: Disability Art Activism and Creative Access, A Curator’s Talk, Amanda Cachia

Published October 10, 2021

Amanda Cachia in an exhibition space

Join us on Tuesday, November 2 at 1 pm for a talk on creative access by Dr. Amanda Cachia, a curator, writer, and art historian who specializes in disability art activism and creative access in the art world. Cachia has curated approximately 40 exhibitions, many of which have traveled to cities across the USA, England, Australia, and Canada. Her curatorial focus is representing the art and interests of disabled artists and producers.

Dr. Cachia’s talk, “Curating Access: Disability Art Activism and Creative Accommodation,” is sponsored by the Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies program and will be held on Zoom – Register here.

Dr. Cachia received her PhD in Art History, Theory & Criticism from the University of California San Diego in 2017 and is developing a monograph based on her dissertation entitled Disability, Art, Agency: Participation and the Revision of the Senses (forthcoming, Duke University Press). She currently teaches art history, visual culture, and curatorial and exhibition studies at Otis College of Art and Design, California Institute of the Arts, California State University Long Beach, California State University San Marcos, and San Diego State University.

blue bench made of plywood, which is exposed at the joins. On the back it has text saying “This exhibition has asked me to stand for too long” and on the seat it says “Sit if you agree”

Shannon Finnegan, Do you want us here or not 1, 2018. Design in collaboration with Charles Mathis and Chat Travieso presented by Art Beyond Sight. Fabrication by Charles Mathis. Courtesy of Claire Altizer.