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Bill Kelley Jr.
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Bill Kelley Jr. was co-curator of the 2011 Encuentro Internacional de Medellín (MDE11: Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia 2011-12). In 2009 he organized the collective research project Proyecto Cívico: Diálogos e Interrogantes for the Centro Cultural Tijuana, Mexico. Other recent projects include the exhibition ¿Por qué no te callas? Arte, activismo y medios de comunicación, Arte Actual, FLACSO, Quito (2008) together with a public month-long workshop named Laboratorio de Arte y Espacio Social (LAES), sponsored by the Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador. He is the former Director and current Editorial Adviser of the online bilingual journal LatinArt.com and teaches at Otis College’s Graduate Public Practice program. Additionally, Kelley is currently completing his Ph.D. in Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and is co-editing an anthology of public and dialogical art practices in the Americas with Grant Kester. He graduated with a Master’s in 19th Century Colonial Art Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM) in 2001.
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    Bill Kelley Jr., the curator in residence at 18th Street Arts Center, discusses the future of art institutions in Los Angeles.
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    Now that "the environment" is on the wider political and cultural radar, the issues of what were previously specialized and niche interests (i.e. the health of urban rivers, the protection of green spaces, the quality of our food) have become...
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    Farmlab is born out of collaboration amongst several groups and its genesis should be situated within the very public battle for the preservation of the South Central Farm and the Not-A-Cornfield art project that eventually become Farmlab. In the middle...
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    Los Angeles Urban Rangers is made up of Emily Scott, Sara Daleiden, Therese Kelly, and Jenny Price. The group of artists, historians, geographers, and a former park ranger, is attempting to provide a guided and educational "tour" of the various...
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    The collective called Fallen Fruit is made up of David Burns, Austin Young, and Matias Viegener. All are artists and educators and up until a few years ago none had ever worked with fruit. Yet, as limiting as the specificity...
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    "Edible Estates is an attack on the front lawn and everything it has come to represent!" This quote from Edible Estates' website, and a riff on the title of his new book, begins a discussion on what it is we...
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  • Entry
    Bill Kelley Jr., the curator in residence at 18th Street Arts Center, discusses the future of art institutions in Los Angeles.
  • Entry
    Now that "the environment" is on the wider political and cultural radar, the issues of what were previously specialized and niche interests (i.e. the health of urban rivers, the protection of green spaces, the quality of our food) have become...
  • Entry
    Farmlab is born out of collaboration amongst several groups and its genesis should be situated within the very public battle for the preservation of the South Central Farm and the Not-A-Cornfield art project that eventually become Farmlab. In the middle...
  • Entry
    Los Angeles Urban Rangers is made up of Emily Scott, Sara Daleiden, Therese Kelly, and Jenny Price. The group of artists, historians, geographers, and a former park ranger, is attempting to provide a guided and educational "tour" of the various...
  • Entry
    The collective called Fallen Fruit is made up of David Burns, Austin Young, and Matias Viegener. All are artists and educators and up until a few years ago none had ever worked with fruit. Yet, as limiting as the specificity...
  • Entry
    "Edible Estates is an attack on the front lawn and everything it has come to represent!" This quote from Edible Estates' website, and a riff on the title of his new book, begins a discussion on what it is we...