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Frente 3 de Fevereiro,  Qué sueñan los tambores?  2011

Website > Currently

2014 - 2018

2016 - Current

Curator & Lead Researcher for Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas

Otis College of Art & Design,  The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

www.pacificstandardtime.org 

blogs.otis.edu/talking-to-action 

Organize Otis College of Art’s research, curatorial and publication proposal for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative. The research phase of Talking to Action has collaborated with institutions, artists and theorists in different cities across the hemisphere while collaboratively investigating  community-based art practices. Talking to Action will opens September 2017 with an exhibition, publication and tour.

Assistant Professor, Latin American and Latino Art History

California State University Bakersfield

www.csub.edu/art 

Teach and develop curriculum on Latin American and Latino art history, along with general theory courses in the Department of Art and Art History at California State University Bakersfield. This is a strategic new position within this Hispanic-Serving Institution and one of the few Latin American and Latino art history faculty positions in the state.

Recently

2009 - 2016

May 2-4, 2015

Assistant Professor, Graduate Public Practice Program

Otis College of Art & Design

www.otis.edu/gpp

The Otis Public Practice MFA Program was directed by Suzanne Lacy and was focused on encouraging students to research, question and practice socially engaged work, both individually and collaboratively, in the public sphere. Worked with visiting artists and faculty on community projects, media specific training, public practice theory and exhibition programming were emphasized throughout the program.

Co-organizer

LA/LA: Place and Practice symposium

www.getty.edu 

A two-day symposium at The Getty Center and the San Diego Museum of Art in conjunction with the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The conference inquired into the local side of the LA/LA equation—Los Angeles and the Southern California region extending into Tijuana—considering the direct relationships between local Latino arts communities, migratory experiences and practices that cross the US/Mexico border, and increased exposure to the variety of cultural practices at work in the region.

2007 - 2014

Managing Director and Co-Editor

LatinArt.com: An online journal of art and culture

www.latinart.com

LatinArt.com was started in 2002 as a site to investigate modern and contemporary art. It became a non-profit, bilingual quarterly online journal that investigated contemporary art throughout the Americas. It is currently operating in archive form and was supported in part by collector Dr. Hector Ziperovich. It was managed by Bill Kelley Jr. (Los Angeles) and co-edited by Maria Fernanda Cartagena (Quito).

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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 LatinArt.com. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Latin American and Latino art history at California State University Bakersfield (CSUB). 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, 2017). He is currently Curator and Lead Researcher of Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas, a research, exhibition and publication platform examining community-based art practices for Otis College of Art as part of The Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.  A bilingual, edited volume Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas was published by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and distributed by the University of Chicago Press (2017).

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