Joey Orr

Joey Orr is the Mellon Curator for Research at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, where he directs Arts Research Integration (ARI) and is affiliate faculty in Museum Studies and Visual Art. Previously he served as the Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where his major project aligned three exhibitions around artistic research. His investigations into social practice have included interviews with Suzanne Lacy (Art & the Public Sphere) and Dread Scott (Journal of American Studies, Cambridge University Press), the chapter “Collecting Social Things” in Rhetoric, Social Value, and the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan), “A Constructed Situation and a Cotton Banner” (PARSE Journal), and his recent book, A Sourcebook of Performance Labor (Routledge). He holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD from Emory University and currently serves as a contributing editor for Art Papers.