Performance | this / visitor

this / visitor Muscle Memory (Steven Reker & Matt Evans) February 10, 2018 Museum of Arts and Design 7th Floor Event Space Featuring Ka Baird […]

Performance | Polyphonic Overground

Polyphonic Overground By NIC Kay Thursday, February 1, 2018 Museum of Arts and Design Artist Website Featuring Guest Performers: Rena Anakwe, Shannon Matesky, Sol Patches, […]

Fellow Focus | Camille Hoffman: Pieceable Kingdom

  Fellow Focus: Camille Hoffman Pieceable Kingdom Curated by Danny Orendorff January 18, 2018 to April 8, 2018 Museum of Arts and Design (NYC, NY) […]

Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field

  Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field Featuring Xenobia Bailey, Maria Hupfield, LJ Roberts and Sarah Zapata Co-curated by Carli Beseau and Danny Orendorff […]

AMPL!FY: Advancing the Front Lines of Social Justice

  AMPL!FY: Advancing the Front Lines of Social Justice Organized by Make Art with Purpose and Worldstudio November 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018 Museum […]

Antenna Gallery | Louisiana Open Call 2017 Exhibitions

  Interiors, Icons, Inheritance Louisiana Open Call 2017, Cycle 1 Curated by Danny Orendorff September 9, 2017 to October 8, 2017 Antenna (New Orleans, LA) […]

Fellow Focus | Ilana Harris-Babou: One Bad Recipe

  Fellow Focus: Ilana Harris-Babou One Bad Recipe Curated by Danny Orendorff September 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017 Museum of Arts and Design (NYC, […]

RESPONSE | Melanie Bernier: You Can’t Bury Me, I’m Already Underground

  RESPONSE: Melanie Bernier You Can’t Bury Me, I’m Already Underground Curated by Danny Orendorff Museum of Arts and Design (NYC, NY) May 11, 2017 […]

Fellow Focus | Jes Fan: No Clearance in Niche

  Fellow Focus: Jes Fan No Clearance in Niche Curated by Danny Orendorff March 2, 2017 to April 30, 2017 Museum of Arts and Design […]

Performance | Kinetic Intimacies

  Kinetic Intimacies With Shani Ha, Chris Habana and Vincent Tiley, and Jade Yumang Co-Curated by Danny Orendorff and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy Thursday, May 25, 2017 […]

MAD Process Lab | Josh Blackwell: Neveruses Report Progress

  MAD Process Lab: Josh Blackwell Neveruses Report Progress Curated by Danny Orendorff November 15, 2016 to February 19, 2017 Museum of Arts and Design […]

Info – One day this kid will get larger

  One day this kid will get larger Curated by Danny Orendorff DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL) January 26 – April 2, 2017 Artists: Jun […]

Images – One day this kid will get larger

  Images: One day this kid will get larger DePaul Art Museum Chicago, IL January 27 – April 2, 2017   Photo Credit: Lizabeth Applewhite

Publication – One day this kid will get larger

  One day this kid will get larger Edited by Danny Orendorff Designed by Charles Ryan Long Manuscript edited by Susan Davidson Printed by Topweb […]

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  Artists – One day this kid will get larger

Press and Programs – One day this kid will get larger

  Press – One day this kid will get larger   Programs: One day this kid will get larger   Tour and Screening: One day […]

Info – Threewalls

  In early 2015, I joined the small staff of the Chicago non-profit gallery and arts organization Threewalls as Program Director and Manager of The […]

Anthony Baab: Cover the Earth

  Anthony Baab: Cover the Earth Curated by Danny Orendorff Threewalls (Chicago, IL) June 12, 2015 – August 1, 2015 Artist Website Images (also at […]

Jovencio de la Paz: Endless Flight

  Jovencio de la Paz: Endless Flight Curated by Danny Orendorff Threewalls (Chicago, IL) June 12, 2015 – August 1, 2015 Artist Website Exhibition Essay […]

A Very Long Engagement: Claire Pentecost and Cauleen Smith

  A Very Long Engagement: Claire Pentecost and Cauleen Smith Curated by Danny Orendorff and Abigail Satinsky Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) October 2 – October […]

Info – Loving After Lifetimes of All This

  Loving After Lifetimes of All This Curated by 2013-15 Charlotte Street Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff la Esquina (Kansas City, MO) November 7, 2014 – January […]

Images – Loving After Lifetimes of All This (Kansas City)

  Images: Loving After Lifetimes of All This at The Charlotte Street Foundation’s la Esquina gallery Kansas City, MO 11.17.14-1.3.15 Photo Credit: EG Schempf

Programs – Loving After Lifetimes: The Craft, Care & Justice Hub

  Charlotte Street Foundation presents The Craft, Care & Justice Hub @ Project Space Gallery An 8-Evening Event Series Focusing on the Issue of Violence […]

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Press – Loving After Lifetimes of All This

  Press – Loving After Lifetimes of All This Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Program & Video Feature As part of their programming for […]

Images – Loving After Lifetimes of All This (Asheville)

  Images: Loving After Lifetimes of All This at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Benchspace Gallery Asheville, NC 1.30.15-5.23.15 Photo Credit: Steve Mann, […]

Images – The Stench of Rotting Flowers

  Images: The Stench of Rotting Flowers at The Charlotte Street Foundation’s la Esquina gallery Kansas City, MO 4.19.14-6.6.14 Photo Credit: EG Schempf

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Info – The Stench of Rotting Flowers

  The Stench of Rotting Flowers April 19 – June 6, 2014 Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff la Esquina (Kansas City, […]

Images – We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay

Images: We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay at The Charlotte Street Foundation’s la Esquina gallery Kansas City, MO 9.13.12-11.17.12 Photo Credit: EG Schempf

Press & Publication – We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay

  Press – We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay Publication – We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay click to download PDF

Info – The Tyranny of Good Taste

  The Tyranny of Good Taste Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago, IL) Nov. 11 – […]

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Press & Publications – The Stench of Rotting Flowers

  Press – The Stench of Rotting Flowers Publication – The Stench of Rotting FlowersFeaturing “The Ruin of The Rose: Flowers in the Poetry of […]

Press & Publication – The Tyranny of Good Taste

  Press – The Tyranny of Good Taste Publication – The Tyranny of Good Taste click to download PDF

Info – We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay

We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 2013 Curated by 2013-14 Charlotte Street Foundation Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff la Esquina (Kansas City, MO) Charlotte […]

Program – “Price Point” by Honey Pot Performance

With video excerpts of their 90-minute multidisciplinary performance piece Price Point on view as part of We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay at la Esquina, I […]

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Programs – Salonathon: Waste Some Time (Chicago) & Let’s Make a Mess: Panoply Performance Lab, Future Death Toll & C.A.S.H.E.D. (KC)

  Salonathon: Waste Some Time Organized by Jane Beachy & Danny Orendorff Conway Center at Columbia College Nov. 21, 2013 Free-To-Attend Is art a waste […]

Images – The Tyranny of Good Taste (Chicago)

Images: The Tyranny of Good Taste at Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery Chicago, IL 11.14.13-1.25.14 Photo Credit: Clare Britt

Images – The Tyranny of Good Taste (Kansas City)

Images: The Tyranny of Good Taste at The Charlotte Street Foundation’s la Esquina gallery Kansas City, MO 2.7.14-3.29.14 Photo Credit: EG Schempf

Program – Every Poem is a Coat of Arms: A Melodramatic Poetry Writing Workshop with Daviel Shy

Every Poem is a Coat of Arms: A Melodramatic Poetry Writing Workshop with Artist Daviel Shy la Esquina May 3, 2014 Free-to-Attend  Join artist and […]

NEWS | Charlotte Street Foundation 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence

  I am **SO** excited to announce that I have been selected as the 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence for The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO. While […]

Other People’s Pixels | Look at Them Please

  Recently, the good folks at Other People’s Pixels – a terrific website service dedicated to artist’s needs – commissioned an essay from me based […]

Recent Press | Chicago Magazine: Six Young Art Curators You Should Know

  I was incredibly flattered to be recently selected as one of Chicago’s ‘Six Young Art Curators You Should Know‘ by Chicago Magazine and, in […]

Bad at Sports | Out of Time: Matt Wolf’s Smalltown Boys

Out of Time: Matt Wolf’s Smalltown Boys | Posted to Bad at Sports4.12.13 It’s April, and if you’re like me, you’ve probably been busy tying […]

Exhibition Essay | Jessica Hyatt: Singulate | threewalls gallery

  I had the great pleasure of writing the gallery brochure/exhibition essay for Jessica Hyatt‘s solo exhibition ‘Singulate‘ at threewalls gallery here in Chicago. Put […]

Bad at Sports | Travelogue: Craft & (Queer) Kinship

  Craft & (Queer) Kinship – published to Bad at Sports, 3/15/13 Family was most certainly on my mind as I traveled to the Southwest […]

Catalog Contribution: ‘How Do I Look?’ Group Exhibition | Roots & Culture Gallery

  I was pleased to be asked to contribute some writing to the catalog for the recent group exhibition ‘ How Do I Look?‘ at […]

Claire Ashley’s frizzflopsqueezepop

  Claire Ashley is such a fascinating artist and a pure delight to work with. I had the opportunity of including 3 of her pieces […]

Mary Patten Remembers ‘Schizo Culture’ – Profile for Art in America Online

  I’m pretty jazzed to be once again writing about Chicago arts going-ons for Art in America Online, and couldn’t be happier to have my […]

Edie Fake’s Ecstatic Afterlives

  Edie Fake’s Ecstatic Afterlives Posted to Bad At Sports, 1/11/13 On view currently at Chicago’s Thomas Robertello Gallery are 15 pen, ink, and gouache […]

All Good Things Become Wild & Free Reviewed on Hyperallergic

  All Good Things Become Wild & Free was reviewed on Hyperallergic by local arts writer, and dedicated supporter of queer arts, Alicia Eler! Update! […]

Exhibition Review: “Mythologies” at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries

  I’ve recently joined up with the terrific contemporary arts outlet Bad at Sports as a monthly contributor to their blog! I’ve been a long […]

Tamms Year 10 Photo Request from Solitary: Assignment Complete!

  When I attended the opening of the Tamms Year 10 project at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries earlier this Fall, I was blown away at the […]

Upcoming Lectures at American University & James Madison University

  I’ll be heading out to Washington, D.C., and then off to Harrisonburg, VA, to give some talks on my work and research, mostly having […]

They’re Here – All Good Things Become Wild & Free Catalogs!

In conjunction with All Good Things Become Wild & Free at the HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, I produced a full-color, illustrated […]

All Good Things Become Wild & Free Screening & Conversation

As part of the exhibition All Good Things Become Wild & Free at the HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, I screened a […]

Parade Float Demo

  Lately I’ve become very obsessed with the idea of parade float destruction. This is part and parcel of a much larger project I’m getting […]

TAMMS Prisoner Art Project

  I’m very excited about contributing to the ‘Photo Requests from Solitary’ project currently underway as part of the TAMMS Year Ten Campaign Office exhibition […]

Info – All Good Things Become Wild & Free

All Good Things Become Wild and Free Sept. 11-Nov. 17, 2012 Curated by Danny Orendorff HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College (Kenosha, WI) […]

Artists – All Good Things Become Wild & Free

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Programs & Press – All Good Things Become Wild & Free

  Programs As part of the exhibition All Good Things Become Wild & Free at the HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, I […]

Images – All Good Things Become Wild & Free

Images: All Good Things Become Wild & Free at the HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College Kenosha, WI 9.13.12-11.17.12

Catalog – All Good Things Become Wild & Free

In conjunction with All Good Things Become Wild & Free at the HF Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College, I produced a full-color, illustrated […]

Info – Suggestions of a Life Being Lived

  Suggestions of a Life Being Lived Sept. 9-Oct. 23, 2010 Curated by Danny Orendorff & Adrienne Skye Roberts SF Camerawork Gallery (San Francisco, CA) […]

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Images – Suggestions of a Life Being Lived

Images – Suggestions of a Life Being Lived Co-Curated by Danny Orendorff & Adrienne Skye Roberts SF Camerawork Gallery San Francisco, CA 9.9.10-10.23.10

Catalog – Suggestions of a Life Being Lived

  In conjunction with the exhibition Suggestions of a Life Being Lived, held at SF Camerawork from September – October 2010, we produced and published […]

Programs & Press – Suggestions of a Life Being Lived

Programs   On Friday, October 22, 2010, the Queer Cultural Center of San Francisco & SF Camerawork Gallery co-presented Suggestions of a Life Being Lived […]

Info – The Renegade Craft Fair(s)

  The Renegade Craft Fair(s) Assistant Director, 2009-2011 Austin (TX); Brooklyn (NY); Chicago (IL); Los Angeles (CA); San Francisco (CA) The Renegade Craft Fair is […]

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Images – The Renegade Craft Fair(s)

Images – The Renegade Craft Fair(s) Assistant Director (2009-2011) Austin (TX); Brooklyn (NY); Chicago (IL); Los Angeles (CA); San Francisco (CA)

Info – There is always a machine between us…

There is always a machine between us… Sept. 6–Nov. 17, 2007 Curated by Kate Fowle, Karla Milosevich, Chuck Mobley & Danny Orendorff SF Camerawork Gallery […]

Images – There is always a machine between us…

Images – There is always a machine between us… at SF Camerawork Gallery San Francisco, CA 9.6.07-11.17.07

Essay – There is always a machine between us…

In conjunction with the exhibition There is always a machine between us…, I composed an expansive exhibition essay that doubled as the cover story for […]

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Programs & Press – There is always a machine between us…

Programs As part of the exhibition There is always a machine between us…, SF Camerawork hosted a curated YouTube Channel featuring online-accessible video works by […]

Info – Learning to Love You More

  Learning to Love You More Aug. 24 – Sept. 30, 2007 Curated by CCA Curatorial Practice M.A. 1st Years MU Gallery (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) […]

Publication & Press – Learning to Love You More

Publication & Featurette  Dutch style blog DesignGuide.TV‘s video featurette on the MU exhibition.

Images – Learning to Love You More

Images – Learning to Love You More by Harrell Fletcher & Miranda July Curated by CCA Curatorial Practice M.A. 1st Years MU Gallery Eindhoven, The […]