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I want to be an art hero when I grow up…

Oh, hello, I would like to get some help. I’m wondering, do you have this outfit in all Black? I’m going to an art opening tonight…

Click on Wonder Woman to see one of my Art Heros…

I’ve always wanted to be a bit of a Super Hero. Granted, I’m not going to spin myself into a frenzy trying to convince people to have an intelligent conversation about Modern and Contemporary Art with me. Rather, I’d like to think I can engage with others (who express a sincere interest and earnest effort in understanding art) without judgement and welcome open ended exchange of ideas. Hoping I can inch you ever so gently into understanding how art is in a constant state of change and evolution…

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

4 replies on “I want to be an art hero when I grow up…”

Aww, shucks, Kim. Seriously, that’s a HUGE compliment coming from you. Your writing is such an amazing mix of your personality and social commentary! I’m really trying to do that as well in my art writing. Thanks again, Kim. 🙂

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