Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jan 4th 2016 to Feb 16th 2016
  • FROM : USA
Bill Kelley, Jr. is an educator, curator and writer based in Los Angeles. He graduated with a Master’s in 19th Century Colonial Art Studies from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (UNM). His current research focuses on collaborative and collective art practices in the Americas. Bill has written for such journals as Afterall, P.E.A.R., and Log Journal. His most recent projects include being co-curator of the 2011 Encuentro Internacional de Medellín (MDE11: Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, 2011) as well as acting as the 2012-2013 Curator in Residence for 18th Street Art Center. Bill is the former Director of the online bilingual journal and is Associate Professor at Otis College of Art’s Graduate Public Practice MFA program. He 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 with Grant Kester of collaborative and dialogical art practices in the Americas entitled: Collective Situations: Readings in Contemporary Latin American Art 1995-2010(Duke University Press, forthcoming). He most recently organized the two-day convening LA/LA: Place + Practice for the Getty Foundation and The Getty Research Institute (May 2 & 4, 2015) and is currently the Lead Researcher and Curator of Talking to Action, Otis College of Art’s contribution to the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (2017).