Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5:30-6:45 pm
“Curating Disability, Access, and Advocacy”
Assistant Professor, Art Department, Moreno Valley College
Amanda Cachia has curated over forty exhibitions, many of which iterate disability politics in contemporary art. She is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Moreno Valley College in Riverside, California, and director of the new Moreno Valley College Art Gallery, scheduled to open in fall 2019. She completed her PhD in Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the University of California, San Diego 2017. She is a VCS Alum (MA 2012). Her critical writing has been published in the Routledge anthologies Disability and Art History and Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader, and in numerous exhibition journals including Artforum, Art Journal, Art Monthly Australia, Design and Culture, CAA Reviews, Canadian Art, Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, Journal of Visual Art Practice, Museums and Social Issues, On Curating, and The Senses and Society. She has participated in numerous international and national conferences and related events within the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Cachia has served as a Visiting Critic for the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in NYC and as a panelist for the Rubin Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant, and Canada Council for the Arts. She is a dwarf activist and serves on the College Art Association’s (CAA) Committee on Women in the Arts.