Join us for back-to-back talks by artists Noura Ballout, micha cardénas and Darryl DeAngelo Terrell. Following the presentations, Ballout and Terrell will lead a group discussion on the books Queer & Trans Artists of Color, Volumes 1 and 2. This program is part of the Spectrum Center LGBTQ Health & Wellness Week.
micha cárdenas, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Art & Design: Games + Playable Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. micha cárdenas is writing a new algorithm for gender, race and technology. Her book in progress, Poetic Operations, proposes algorithmic analysis to develop a trans of color poetics. cárdenas’s co-authored books The Transreal: Political Aesthetics of Crossing Realities (2012) and Trans Desire / Affective Cyborgs (2010) were published by Atropos Press. Her artwork has been described as “a seminal milestone for artistic engagement in VR” by the Spike art journal in Berlin. She is a first generation Colombian American. Her articles have been published in Transgender Studies Quarterly, GLQ: Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, AI & Society, Scholar & Feminist Online, the Ada Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology, among others.
cárdenas earned her Ph.D. in Media Arts + Practice in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the artist collective Electronic Disturbance Theater 2.0. Her solo and collaborative artworks have been presented in museums, galleries and biennials including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the ZKM in Karlrushe, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, the Centro Cultural del Bosque in Mexico City, the Centro Cultural de Tijuana, the Zero1 Biennial and the California Biennial. cárdenas was the recipient of the first ever James Tiptree Jr. fellowship. cárdenas was named as one of “7 bio-artists who are transforming the fabric of life itself” by io9.com. She tweets at @michacardenas
Darryl DeAngelo Terrell is a BLK queer artist, digital curator, and writer, currently based in Detroit, MI. Darryl’s work is centered around the philosophy of F.U.B.U. (The Shit Is For Us) They think about how their work can aid to a larger conversation about blackness, and it many intersectionalities. Darryl’s work explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender, safe spaces, and personal stories, all while keeping in mind the accessibility of art. They received their MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Darryl is a 2019 Kresge Arts In Detroit Visual Arts Fellow, 2018 Luminarts Fellow in Visual Arts, a 2017/18 Hatch Project Artist in Resident at Chicago Artist Coalition and a 2017 Artist in Resident at ACRE. Darryl has exhibited work at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NYC , the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Il, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, AZ and The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC.
About the Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series
The Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series is centered around queer, mixed-race writer, artist, filmmaker, and activist Nia King’s book series Queer & Trans Artists of Color Volumes 1, 2 & 3. In the books, King interviews fellow queer and trans artists of color about their work, their lives, and “making it” — both in terms of success and in terms of survival. Each event features a guest artist who will speak about their own practice and lead a group discussion on a topic from the book. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series is organized by Stamps Gallery and presented in partnership with the U‑M Spectrum Center with support from the Ann Arbor District Library. It is sponsored by the U‑M Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Purchase copies of the Queer & Trans Artists of Color books here.
For more information about this event or the Queer & Trans Artists of Color Book Read Event Series contact, Stamps Gallery Outreach and Public Engagement Coordinator Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734)615‑5322.