Danny Orendorff

Danny Orendorff is a curator, writer, and activist currently working as Curator-in-Residence and Interim Director of Artistic Programs for The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO, where he has curated four large group exhibitions and hosted myriad public programs. His work and research focuses on the relationships of art, affect, and activism, as well as queerness, feminism, and DIY or craft-oriented cultural production. Formerly the Assistant Director of the Renegade Craft Fair’s nationwide marketplaces of handmade goods, Orendorff has curated group exhibitions for a range of international arts venues, including The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (Asheville, NC), Columbia College’s Glass Curtain Gallery (Chicago, IL), SFCamerawork (San Francisco, CA), Carthage College’s HF Johnson Gallery of Art (Kenosha, WI), and MU Gallery (Eindhoven, The Netherlands). His writing has appeared in numerous periodicals, including Bad at Sports and Art in America, and he has composed exhibition essays on the work of artists Sabina Ott, Kate Gilmore, Paul Anthony Smith, Claire Ashley, and others, for such venues as Grand Arts, the H&R Block Artspace, Chicago Cultural Center, and threewalls gallery. Orendorff has held teaching positions at the Kansas City Art Institute and University of Missouri, Kansas City, and has presented research at a range of universities, including University of Chicago and American University. His work can be found at dandannydaniel.com.