Carmen Papalia is a social practice artist who uses organizing strategies and improvisation to address his access to public space, the art institution, and visual culture. His work, which takes forms ranging from collaborative performance to public intervention, is an effort to unlearn visual primacy and resist the support options that promote ableist concepts of normalcy. Papalia’s work has been featured at: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Tate Liverpool, Liverpool; the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge; the Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana; and Gallery Gachet, Vancouver; among others. Papalia is a 2019 Sobey Art Award Long List recipient. He received the 2014 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary and the 2013 Wynn Newhouse Award.