Header Footer Gallery Presents: Being a POC in The Art World, Episode 3
This past month, I had the pleasure of being in conversation with the Header / Footer Gallery curator Rene Cepeda, NMC Board member Constanza Salazar, and producer Harshini Karunaratne. It was great to be a guest alongside two incredible artists and educators. One of them was Kiley Brandt. She is a video artist and visiting professor of Digital Media at Clemson University 2022-2023. The other wonderful artist was alejandro t. acierto who is also a musician, and curator. We discussed the challenges of being a POC person in the art world and how that has impacted and influenced our academic work, scholarship, and creative practices.
Please click directly on the embedded video to view the episode.
Dorothy R. Santos
Dorothy R. Santos (she/they) is a Filipino American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, computational media, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. 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, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, 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 Executive Director for the Processing Foundation. She is an advisor for Brooklyn-based arts and tech organization POWRPLNT and Bay Area-based arts organization slash arts.
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