Artist Biographies

Joseph Grigely (b. 1956, East Longmeadow, MA) has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions internationally since 1994.  Venues include Anthony d’Offay Gallery and the Barbican Centre in London, the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Grigely has also been included in the Whitney, Venice, Berlin, Istanbul and Sydney Biennials. He has published several books, including Textualterity: Art, Theory, and Textual CriticismConversation Pieces and Blueberry Surprise, as well as essays on disability theory and body criticism. He holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford University and is currently a Professor of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Grigley on

Christine Sun Kim (b. Orange County, CA) is a New York City-based performance artist who recently received her MFA in Sound/Music at Bard College. Her drawings, sculptures and performances have been featured in various exhibitions and programs, among them Recess Activities, Inc., New York City; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.; TCB Gallery, Melbourne, Australia and Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany. She participated in the Youth Insights Artist Residency at Whitney Museum in 2010 and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space program in 2009. Kim has been the recipient of various awards, including the 2012 Newhouse Award through the Wynn Newhouse Foundation in New York, 2009 Harvestworks Educational Scholarship and the 2009 Emergency Grant from Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Additionally, Kim has been an educator at the Whitney Museum since 2006 and is actively involved in developing the programming initiatives for deaf audiences.

Park McArthur (b. 1984, Raleigh, NC) graduated from Davidson College in 2006 and from The University of Miami with an MFA in sculpture in 2009.  She is currently attending the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and recently participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. She works on individual and collective projects concerning disability, care and correspondence.  She has contributed to Aspect Magazine: The Chronicle of New Media Art and The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics’ forthcoming issue on vulnerability.  Her artwork has been included in group exhibitions at the Smithsonian Museum, ICA Philadelphia and Botkyrka Konsthall Sweden.

Alison O’Daniel (b. 1979, Miami, FL) lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She is a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown for 2012-2013 and is a recipient of the 2011 California Community Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, a Puffin Foundation grant and a 2012-13 Franklin Furnace Fund fellowship. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007 and studied at UC Irvine, Goldsmiths College and The Cleveland Institute of Art, where she has also taught. As part of the group show Walking Forward-Running Past at Art in General Gallery and in conjunction with Performa 11, she premiered her first feature film, Night Sky, at the Anthology Film Archives on Nov. 21 and 22, 2011. She has screened or exhibited at The Fusebox Festival, Austin (2012); Blackbox in Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, Los Angeles (2011); LAXART, Los Angeles (2010), Workspace 2601, Los Angeles (2009); Stuttgart Film Festival, Stuttgart (2008); Transitions Gallery, London (2007); Oberhausen Film Festival, Oberhausen, Germany (2007) and Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (2005).

Carmen Papalia (b. 1981, Vancouver, BC) makes experiential projects about access with regard to public space, the art institution and visual culture. His current work creates the opportunity for participants to explore the entry points to experience that are often overlooked, and to engage in non-visual methods of knowing and interpretation. His work has been shown at Pro Arts in Oakland, California; Gallery Gachet in Vancouver, British Columbia, and as part of the Mildred’s Lane residency and the Open Engagement: Art + Social Practice Conference. Papalia has contributed to programming at the Columbus Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Purple Thistle Center. His upcoming projects include a series of art objects that can be experienced non-visually and a performance in which he will develop a walking map with the help of a marching band for Grand Central Art Center in Los Angeles. His current writings can be found in Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth (AK Press, 2012). Read “Caning In the City” on

Laura Swanson (b.1978, Minneapolis, MN) received her MFA in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and BFA in Design & Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008. The artist’s work has been exhibited within the United States at the RISD Museum of Art, Camera Club of New York and San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and internationally at Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video in Berlin, Germany, the Media Arts Gallery in Warsaw, Poland and in South Korea at the Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art.  Her awards include a Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and the John Renna Art Scholarship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She lives and works in New York City.

Corban Walker (b. 1967, Dublin, Ireland) has gained recognition for his installations, sculptures and drawings that relate to perceptions of scale and architectural constructs.  His local, cultural and specific philosophies of scale are fundamental to how he defines and develops his work, creating new means for viewers to interact and navigate their surroundings. Walker graduated with honors from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, with a degree in Fine Art Sculpture in 1992.  His first solo show was held at the City Arts Centre in Dublin, Ireland in 1994. Since then, he has mounted solo exhibitions internationally and has realized eight important public commissions. Walker’s work is part of numerous public and private collections around the world, including the Irish Museum of Art, Dublin.
 Walker first exhibited with The Pace Gallery in the fall of 2000 and held subsequent exhibitions at the gallery in 2007 and 2009. In 2008, he was a Visiting Artist at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. Walker recently represented Ireland at the 54th Venice International Art Biennale 2011. He has lived and worked in New York since 2004.

Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi (b. 1981, Taiwan) received a BFA and MA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of California Berkeley. She has worked as an art therapist in Taiwan and helped to establish disability culture in China. She is currently residing in Chicago completing her PhD in Disability Studies at the University of Illinois.

Artur Zmijewski (b. 1966, Warsaw, Poland) studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the years 1990 – 1995 and was awarded with a diploma at the studio of Professor Grzegorz Kowalski in 1995. In 1995 he was a bursar of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Artur Zmijewski creates installations, objects, photographs, videos and films that explore human behavior and physicality as a form of social activism. His intellectually reflective approach became the springboard for Czereja, an arts periodical he published in the late 90s, and he continues to be art critic. Zmijewski was part of the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2005, and he has received several awards for his work. He was recently appointed curator for the 7th Berlin Biennale, which took place in 2012. Visit Artur Zmijewski’s profile on