In this talk Tierney shared the way their art practice has capacitated education and social change. Drawing from their reality as a transgender and non-binary artist, in recent years Tierney’s work has moved into the unlikely terrain of consultancy and organizational change. From underground experimental performance art to institutional commission, Tierney’s practice evolved from engaging with creativity as a system for transformation on an individual level to upscaling the process into collective experiences of consciousness raising.

For more information, check out the Friends of Art History Visual Culture Series 2019-2020 page.

Cara Tierney, Fountain, 2012, digitally manipulated photograph