Joey Orr is a doctoral student and Arts and Sciences Fellow in Emory University's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts. He received in MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has curated exhibitions in museums, municipal, grassroots and commercial venues. His work has been reviewed by Art Papers, Art in America, ArtNEWS, C Magazine (London), and the Public Art Review. He served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Art Papers magazine for five years, and is currently an associate editor for the newly launched Journal of Artistic Research (jar-online.net) based out of Bern, Switzerland.
Joey Orr uses queer archives of the everyday as the source for his work. Currently working in the idea collective, John Q, his interests live at the intersection of memory studies, theories of affect, and public scholarship with a particular focus on practice-based research and performance-as-research, in particular. John Q is working on its second series of public interventions and has published "Discursive Memorials" with Southern Spaces online journal and guest edited a special issue of The JOSH (Arts and Sciences PROJECTS, New York), which is now collected in the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Joey served for five years on the Editorial Board for Art Papers magazine and is currently an associate editor for the new online Journal of Artistic Research, based out of Bern, Switzerland. He received his MA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently working on his PhD in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts at Emory University, where he remains involved with the Visual Scholarship Initiative.