Deirdre Visser, is Curator of The Arts at CIIS: http://www.ciis.edu/arts. As curator, educator, and publisher she strives to promote pluralism in the arts, to support artists in the creation of new work, and to foster dynamic and critical dialogues within and across communities that propose integrative approaches to the urgent questions we collectively face. Her exhibitions, publications and public programming with The Arts at CIIS have connected history to the present, both ethically and strategically, to look for common themes and engage historical context in a deeper understanding of the present. Her own photographic work addresses the social history and transformation of the landscape. She is also interested in non-traditional approaches to cultural production and cultivating collaborative relationships with communities.
Headshot © Briana Visser