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2016 Ph.D.

2002 M.A.



Bill Kelley, Jr. is an educator, curator and writer based in Los Angeles. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and a Masters in Colonial Art Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM).  His current research focuses on collaborative and collective art practices in the Americas. Bill has written for such journals as Afterall, P.E.A.R., and Log Journal. He served as co-curator of the 2011 Encuentro Internacional de Medellín (MDE11) and was the former Director and Co-Editor of the online bilingual journal He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino art history at California State University Bakersfield. Bill has co-edited an anthology with Grant Kester of collaborative art practices in the Americas entitled: Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art 1995-2010 (Duke University Press, forthcoming). He is currently Lead Researcher and Curator of Talking to Action, for Otis College of Art as part of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

Art History, Theory & Criticism · University of California, San Diego

Dissertation: Experiments in Liberation: Contemporary Art, Dialogue and Pedagogy

Art History · University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Thesis: A Painted Ñusta: the Late 18th Century Andean Channel with Europe

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