Curated Art Exhibitions
The Institute for Aesthetic Advocacy
uses innovative curatorial practices
and gallery spaces
to help break down the digital divides that have made it harder
for everyone to decide what is true and who can be trusted.
The IAA prides itself on producing
and promoting academically peer-reviewed
“aesthetic education” exhibits
that can also be curated
to provide supplemental
materials for social activism or legal action.
We are especially interested in using gallery spaces
as a means of navigating scientific and technological controversies
during a time of rampant institutional distrust.
Spring 2023: All Bullets Shatter
Fall 2021: Plugged In
Digital Rights Are Civil Rights
Spring 2020: Contaminated
IAA Arts Advocacy: Curatorial Initiatives and Aesthetic Innovations
The IAA’s “meta” curatorial strategy (particularly post-COVID) is to catalyze cross-cultural community engagement via exhibit interactivity and placement. In addition to our coalition of sculptors and rhetoricians, the IAA strategically designs and curates its participation to “aesthetically enact” a particular bio-medical or ethical experience (these are then curated for public consumption by gallery patrons, educators, lawmakers, advocates, and citizens).
The IAA has exhibited and peer-reviewed in the following galleries and forums:
Algorithmic Racial Justice: “Digital Rights Are Civil Rights”
In partnership with ACLU MN, Stanford’s Race and Technology Fellows, Councilman Steve Fletcher, and the IDH, we presented an international arts exhibition (with Little Earth) to the Minneapolis and international arts communities.
Cross-Cultural Public Health Dialogue:
CICA Museum, Rhetorical Society of America (2018 and 2020), Rhetoric of Health and Medicine Symposium; Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, NE Sculpture| Gallery, Zverver Center of Contemporary Art, and Wheaton College. / “Contaminated 1” (Juried)