Andy Campbell

Associate Professor of Critical Studies

Andy Campbell

Andy Campbell (Associate Professor of Critical Studies) is an art historian, critic, and curator whose work foregrounds LGBTQ communities and their archives as wellsprings for histories of art and design. He is the author of Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art (Manchester University Press, 2020) and Queer X Design: 50 Years of Signs, Symbols, Banners, Logos, and Graphic Art of LGBTQ (Black Dog and Leventhal, 2019). Together with Amelia Jones he co-edited the catalog Queer Communion: Ron Athey (Intellect 2020), named one of the "Best Art Books of 2020" by The New York Times. In November of 2020 he co-curated with Patty Chang, Live Artists Live III: Despair/Repair, a biennial performance art program dedicated to examining catastrophe and healing in the roiling context of the 2020 U.S. election and the (ongoing) COVID-19 pandemic. His criticism and academic writing can be found in ArtforumThe Invisible ArchiveX-TRAGLQDressAperture, and other venues. Recently he was named a DesignInquiry Fellow (2021/2022), and during the Summer of 2022 he will serve as the curator of the famed Artpace International Artist-In-Residence program in San Antonio, Texas. Forthcoming projects include: Jennifer West: Media Archaeology, a catalog of the artist's recent work co-edited with Chelsea Weathers (Radius Books, 2022); a survey exhibition of the politically-potent practice of Los Angeles-based artist Susan Silton; a history of design exhibitions (co-written with Jessica Brier); and an academic study of the work of Beverly Buchanan, Harmony Hammond, and Laura Aguilar, focusing on the manifold ways that poverty circumscribes artistic practice in the United States. He lives in Long Beach, California. 

 

Email campbela@usc.edu
"Queer Communion: Ron Athey
"Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives, and Contemporary Art"
"Queer x Design"