ABOUT

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Joey Orr is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, where he directs the Integrated Arts Research Initiative and is affiliate faculty in Museum Studies and Visual Art. Previously, he served as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where his major project aligned three concurrent exhibitions around artistic research. Recent writing has been published in Antennae: Journal of Art and Nature; Art Journal Open, Art Papers, BOMB, Hyperallergic, Journal for Artistic Research (Network Reflections), and Sculpture. Juried writing has been published in Art & the Public Sphere; Emotion, Space & Society; Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture; Journal of American Studies; QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking; Visual Methodologies; and the chapter “Collecting Social Things” in the volume Rhetoric, Social Value, and the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan). He has served on the editorial advisory board for Art Papers magazine, as an associate editor for the Journal for Artistic Research (Bern, Switzerland), as co-editor for a special issue of Visual Methodologies on participatory research, as co-editor for “Inhabiting Cultures,” a special forum for the Journal of American Studies (Cambridge University Press), and recently joined the editorial board for GroundWorks, a peer-reviewed platform for arts-inclusive research projects. He holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD from Emory University. A founding member of the idea collective, John Q, his collaborative projects explore public intervention, queer memory, and archival practices.