Bodies of Work, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Bodies of Work is a network of artists and organizations whose art illuminates the disability experience.

From the local to the international, our “bodies of work” explore innovative forms of artistic expression, derived from unique bodies and minds, that explore the disability experience, advance the rights of disabled people, and widen society's understanding of what it means to be human.

"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'...disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live." Neil Marcus, Poet

"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'... disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live."
- Neil Marcus, Poet

Events

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March 13, 2015

Fifth Annual Battle of the Bands: DANCE TO THE MUSIC
Bands showcase their distinctive musical styles!

two women

January 23, 2015

Disability and Sexuality Lecture Series: The exceptional and the ordinary - The Cruel Optimism of HIV 'chronicity' in the post socialist landscape
Join us for an exciting lecture exploring biological citizenship, chronicity and the overlaps between global HIV/AIDS and disability activism

November 14, 2014

Outtakes: 6th Annual Disability Culture Cabaret
Come join us for a live performance of poetry, spoken-word, music, comedy and touchable artwork

Ann Balay

November 10, 2014

Bodies of Work presents the Disability and Sexuality Lecture Series: Bodies in Bathrooms-Queers, Crips and Crones
Join us for a talk with Ann Balay

Self portrait of Riva

September 26, 2014

Writing the Disability Experience
Local authors read from new work