Ace Lehner

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Ace Lehner is an interdisciplinary scholar and artist specializing in critical engagement with modern and contemporary art; photography history and theory; queer and trans visual culture and theory; and critical race studies. Lehner's writing on art and visual culture has appeared in Art Journal, Cultural Politics, REFRACT, The Journal on Images and Culture, and several anthologies. Lehner recently edited From Self-Portrait to Selfie: Contemporary Art and Self-Representation in the Social Media Age, published by MDPI Books (Switzerland) and the Trans Visual Culture Project, the first-ever issue of Art Journal dedicated to trans visual culture. Their artwork has recently appeared at the International Center of Photography in New York, NY, El Museo del Barrio in New York, SOMArts in San Francisco, and The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. Lehner is currently working on a book entitled Trans Representations: Non-Binary Visual Theory in Contemporary Photography and co-editing (with Chelsea Thompto) Trans New Media Art as Embodied Practice, a special issue of Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus. Lehner holds a PhD in Visual Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an MFA/MA in Fine Art and Visual Studies from California College of the Arts. Lehner is currently Assistant Professor in Art and Art History at the University of Vermont.

Beyond Representation: Trans Embodied Methodologies

Ace Lehner on trans embodiment: a movement not from one end of the gender binary to the other, but further into oneself.

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