Column Data

Joey Orr,
Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research

Joey Orr

Research Interests

  • hybrid methods
  • public scholarship
  • social practice

Significant & Ongoing Projects

Joey Orr is the Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research, who directs the Museum's Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI), and is affiliate faculty in Museum Studies and Visual Art. Previously he served as the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where his major project aligned three exhibitions around artistic research. Recent writing has been published in Art Papers, Art Journal Open, BOMB, Hyperallergic, Journal for Artistic Research (Network Reflections), and Sculpture. Juried writing has been published by Antennae: Journal of Art and Nature, Art & the Public Sphere, Images: Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, Journal of American Studies, QED: Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Visual Methodologies, and the chapter “Collecting Social Things” in the volume Rhetoric, Social Value, and the Arts (Palgrave Macmillan). He has worked in various capacities as advisor or associate or guest editor for Art Papers, Ground Works (Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities), Journal for Artistic Research, Journal of American Studies (Cambridge University Press), and Visual Methodologies. He is also a founding member of the idea collective John Q. He holds an MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD from Emory University's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts.