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Carmen Papalia

Carmen Papalia is an artist who uses organizing strategies and improvisation to address access to public space, the art institution, and visual culture. Papalia’s walks, workshops, and interventions are an opportunity to model new standards and practices in the area of accessibility. Since 2015, Papalia is working on an advocacy platform based on the principles of Open Access and an accessible mobile workspace and archive that provides a context for programming about accessibility at the institutions that he visits. In 2014, Papalia received the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and, in 2013, the Wynn Newhouse Award. His work has been featured at, among others: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Guidelines solo exhibition, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, 2019. Papalia lives and works as an uninvited guest on the territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.