Dr. Cara Judea Alhadeff engages embodied feminist theory, publishing essays in philosophy, art, gender, ethnic, and cultural studies’ journals and anthologies. Alhadeff has exhibited her photographs and performance videos internationally, and her work is in numerous public and private collections including MoMA Salzburg and SFMoMA. She is the subject of several documentaries for international public television. Her transdisciplinary book Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013) explores the intersections of eroticism, global corporatocracy, petroleum-parenting, and the pharma-addictive health industry. She is professor of Critical Philosophy at The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS), and lives with her son, Zazu, in Wild Sage Cohousing Community, Boulder, Colorado.(www.carajudea.com)
Micaela Amateau Amato is a a multi-disciplinary artist and curator who has exhibited her work across the globe. She is included in the collections of Albert and Vera List, Rockefeller Collection of the Chase Manhattan Bank, Museum of Art & Design, Denver Art Museum, Bard Museum Collection, Rose Art Museum Brandeis, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. She is the recipient of several National Endowment for the Arts and Pollock Krasner Awards. Amato is curator and editor of Couples Discourse and Uncanny Congruencies, and Professor Emerita of Art and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University. She lives in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. (www.micaelaamato.com)
As mother/ daughter collaboration team, Alhadeff and Amateau Amato have exhibited their visual art work together across the US and Europe in multiple two-person shows, and have co-presented their research on “petro-pharmaculture” and “petroleum-parenting” at international conferences since the early 1990s.