Through the Speaker Series, CCS Bard brings distinguished artists, scholars, and curators to campus to present on their work. Speaker Series talks are held within Classroom 102 at CCS Bard, unless otherwise noted. All talks are free and open to the public.
Dr. Margo Machida is Professor Emerita of Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she is a scholar, independent curator, and cultural critic specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. She has lectured widely on her research both nationally and internationally, and served as a curatorial advisor for the inaugural 2017 Honolulu Biennial. Her book, Unsettled Visions: Contemporary Asian American Artists and the Social Imaginary (Duke University Press, 2009) received the Cultural Studies Book Award from the Association for Asian American Studies. She is an Associate Editor of the international journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill) and co-editor of the Spring 2017 special issue, “Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, & Global Flows.” Recent publications include: “Pacific Itineraries: Islands and Oceanic Imaginaries in Contemporary Asian American Art” (ADVA Journal, Spring 2017); “Trans-Pacific Sitings: The Roving Imagery of Lynne Yamamoto” (Third Text, Spring 2014); “Devouring Hawai‘i: Food, Consumption, and Contemporary Art” in Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader (New York University Press, 2013); and “Convergent Conversations – The Nexus of Asian American Art” in A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).