Canadian-artist and disability activist Carmen Papalia will be based at Tate Exchange for one week, developing the project, Open Access. This week long series of events will include a participatory workshop on the topic of organising for accessibility, and mutual aid. Part of his movement building campaign for Open Access: a relational model for accessibility that centres on the conditions of the social environment, Papalia uses a selection of related exercises, writing and documentation from his last few years of practice-based research.
Born in Vancouver, Brittish Columbia in 1981, Carmen Papalia is a Social Practice artist who makes participatory projects on the topic of access as it relates to public space, the Art institution and visual culture. His work has been featured as part of exhibitions and engagements at: The Solomon R. Guggenheim museum, the Museum of Modern Artt in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the L.A Craft and Folk Art Museum, the CUE Art Foundation, the Grand Central Art Center, the Portland Art Museum and the Vancouver Art Gallery, among others.