Joey Orr’s work explores social practice, art, and research. He is a founding member of the idea collective, John Q, whose projects investigate public scholarship and archival practices. He served on the advisory board for Art Papers magazine, as an associate editor for the Journal for Artistic Research, co-editor for “Participatory Research,” a special issue of Visual Methodologies, and is currently co-editor for “Inhabiting Cultures,” a special issue of the Journal of American Studies. Joey holds an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a practice-based, interdisciplinary PhD from Emory University’s Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. He currently serves as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. In 2017, he begins his new post as the Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Curator of Research at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.
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