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About the Curator

Danny Orendorff is a curator, writer, teacher, and activist whose work explores the intersections of DIY and/or craft-oriented cultural production, histories of grassroots social-justice activism, and theories of gender and sexuality. 

Currently, he is Manager of Public and Community Engagement Programs for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York and was formerly Programs Director for the Chicago non-profit gallery Threewalls and a Lecturer in the Fiber & Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Orendorff has written essays for exhibition catalogs on Simone Leigh and Kate Gilmore at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Sabina Ott at the Chicago Cultural Center, Phyllis Bramson at the Rockford Art Museum, and Tanya Hartman at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. His criticism has appeared in Art in America Online, Art21, Art Practical, Bad at Sports, and Camerawork: Journal of Photographic Arts.