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2012 European Graduate School (EGS), Europäishe Universität Für Interdisziplinäre Studien, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thought, Ph.D., summa cum laude
2009 EGS, MA in Media Philosophy, Studied with Avital Ronell, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Sam Weber, Hubertus von Amelunxen, Sylvère Lotringer, Yve-Alain Bois, Tom Zummer, Julia Kristeva, Jacques Rancière, Slavoj Žižek, and Fred Ulfers
1997 Iyengar Yoga Institute, graduate
1995 Pennsylvania State University (PSU), Bachelor of Philosophy degree in Corporeal Politics, with honors, summa cum laude
Schreyer Honors College (self-designed interdisciplinary major), Science Technology & Society, Women’s Studies; minor in Photography;
Studied with Henry Giroux, Susan Squier, Ivan Illich, Carl Mitchum, Elizabeth Grosz, Lucky Yapa
1990-1992 Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), NY, Cultural Studies and Photography; Mentor: Joel Sternfeld
1991 Ecology and Community Program, The Institute for Social Ecology, Goddard, Plainfield, VT. Ethnobotany Program with Quijos Quechua, The School for Field Studies, Oriente Rainforest, Ecuador


2017 Petroleum-Parenting: Fear and The Myth of Anti-Science, NY: co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Seneff, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2017 The Gestation Project. NY: Salzburg, Austria: Fotohof Editions, pending
2016 Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era. NY: Berlin: Eifrig Publishing
2013 Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-Scene. PA: Penn State University Press

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (my articles in books and journals)

Selected Publications

2017 Feminist Dissent: A Journal on Gender and Fundamentalism, “The Business of Body-Phobia,” University of Warwick, UK
Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, The University of Nebraska Press, issue 38.1, My cover image and essay, “The Alchemy of Intimacy”
borders/debordering: Towards a New World Culture of Hospitality,”Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and Petro-PharmaCulture,” Institute for Philosophical Studies, Science and Research Center, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Intimate Citizenship and Competing Sexual Rights Claims and Justice in the 21st Century, Special Issue: Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics & Politics (INSEP), “Embodied Theory as Intimate Citizenship,” University of Ghent, Belgium
2016 Women, Violence and Resistance, ed. Hager Ben Driss, “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and PetroPharma Culture,” University of Tunis, Tunisia
Bozzetto Anniversary Issue: Stimulus, “Tasting Korea,” Germany
Researching sex and sexualities: methodological reflections, Forward by Andrea Cornwall, Afterword by Ken Plummer, “The Insinuating Body,” University of Sussex, UK
Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education, ed. Romero Dsouza, “Convenience-Culture and the Violence of the Everyday,” Salesian Monastery – Ratisbonne, Jerusalem Blog, “Eco-Parenting: Hypocrisy or Sustainable Action?’”
2015 Blog, “Vaccination: For ‘The Public Good?’”
2012 Philosophy Today, Violence and The Sacred, Special Issue #2, “Kristeva and Bataille: Archeologists of Prohibition and The Erotics of the Uncanny,” pp. 198-210
Rhizomes, Issue #23, “Practicing the Abject: Deleuze and the Analog Uncanny,” essay #12
2011 Deleuze and Sex, ed. Frida Beckman, “Tongue and Trigger: Deleuze’s Erotics of the Uncanny,” University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 106-116
Exploring the Erotic: The Gender and Sexuality Hub, ebook, eds., M. Soraya García-Sánchez, Cara Judea Alhadeff, and Joel Kuennen, “The Spectacle of the Invisible: Re-Inhabiting Vulnerability,” Inter-Disciplinary Press, Salzburg, AU, pp. 1-33
2010 Art Basel Miami, 2010 Volume One, “Cross-Fertilizations: Rhizomatic Vulnerabilities”
Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, “The Meat Issue,” Tate Gallery, London, pp. 27-40
2002 Iyengar Yoga Institute Review, “Finding Discipline and Play in Frog and Toad,” Vol. XXII, #1


2017 Cornell University, Durland Library, “The Anthropocene and Consumer Biocide,” Ithaca, NY
Tompkins County Public Library, “Participatory Democracy: Dematerializing Ethnocentrism and Convenience-Culture,” Ithaca Zazu Dreams performative book reading, Jewish Storytelling, Temple Beth-El, Ithaca
“Dreams, Symbiosis, and Systems Thinking,” Sciencenter, Ithaca
Science-Storytelling for Social Action Panel II, Ecovillage, Ithaca
Bluestockings Bookstore, “Embodied Judaism and Climate Change,” NYC
Levine Judaica, “Embodied Judaism and Climate Change,” NYC
2016 Zazu Dreams performative book reading, Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca
Science-Storytelling for Social Action Panel I, Ecovillage, Ithaca
Pennsylvania State University, Center for Global Studies, “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and PetroPharma Culture”
2015 University of California, Santa Cruz, Professor of Gender and Critical Pedagogy
SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, “The Transdisciplinary Analog”
2014-17 The Global Center for Advanced Studies, Professor of Critical Philosophy
Webster’s Bookstore, Penn State, “Viscous Expectations: Word and Image,” PA
2013 University Press Books, Berkeley, performative book-reading, CA
Oakland Community Family Diversity Collaborative, Coordinator for two protest symposia
Photography Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Ambiguity and The Analog”
Film Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder, “Viscous Expectations: Word and Image”
SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, “The Transdisciplinary Analog”
2012 Co-Organizer, Bay Area’s First International Birth Justice Fair: Infant and Maternal Mortality
2011-14 Eco-literacy Community Organizer and Children’s Advocate
2010 DePaul University, “Corporeal Imaginations: Re-inhabiting Vulnerability in the Quotidian,”Chicago
2009 Editor for Inter-Disciplinary Press, Academic Global Research Consortium
2008-10 The Jewish Community Center, Outreach Educator, NYC
The Center for Jewish History, Outreach Educator, NYC
2007 The Brooklyn Museum of Art, “Bridging the Gap,” Visiting Artist Series, New York Pratt Institute of Art, Corporeal and Creativity Seminars, New York The Brooklyn Museum, Corporeal and Creativity Seminars, New York PSU, Anderson Visiting Artist Series, and three-day Photography Seminar, PA
2006 Gallery Ssamzie, Visiting Artist Lecturer and Photography Workshops, Seoul, S. Korea
2005 University of Minnesota, Visiting Artist Lecturer, “Cross-disciplinary Collaborations in Performance Art”
2001 UC Berkeley, Visiting Artist Lecturer, “Still Life:The Immobile Object,” CA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), Visiting Artist Lecturer, FotoForum, “Disarticulated Membranes,” CA
1999-2000 Graduate Students’ Mentor, California College of the Arts, CCA, San Francisco
1997-present Iyengar Yoga Teacher
1997-2000 Faculty ESL Writing Program, City College, San Francisco
1997-2002 Instructor, Good Vibrations, Adult Sex Education Outreach Team, San Francisco
1997 San Francisco Art Commission, City Hall, Visiting Artist Lecturer, “Viscous Expectations”
1995-1996 Curriculum Facilitator, International Rivers’ Network, Poetry & the Environment, in collaboration with Poet Laureate, Robert Haas, Berkeley, CA
1994 PSU, Artist Series, “Porous Boundaries”, Paul Robeson Center, PA
1992-present Freelance Writer and Lecturer
1992-present Fine Art Photographer
1992 Sarah Lawrence College (SLC), New Perspectives on Jewish Identity and Black Jewish Relations, NY SLC, The Sephardim in the Americas, “The Legacy of the Inquisition,” NY
1990 Director and facilitator for Sarah Lawren College Recycling Initiative (model for Governor Mario Cuomo’s New York statewide program)
1987-89 SANE/FREEZE community canvas team, Denver, CO


2017 Deleuze Studies Journal, Aesthetics and the Political in Contemporary India: Deleuzian Explorations, “Fictional Bodies: Probing the Private and the Public,” Centre for Social Theory, Mumbai, India
2016 The Politics of Performance and Play: Feminist Matters, “Feminist Futures and The Politics of the Imagination,” Institute for Philosophy, Leiden University, the Netherlands
borders/debordering: Towards a New World Culture of Hospitality, Institute for Philosophical Studies, Science and Research Center, University of Primorska, Slovenia
First International European Bisexual Research Conference, “Dis-Orienting Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Bi,” University of Amsterdam, Holland
2015 Complicity Conference, Understanding Conflict: Forms & Legacies of Violence, “Promiscuous Crossings: Improvising Democracy,” University of Brighton, UK
Rethinking Democracy in Literature, Language and Culture, “Promiscuous Crossings: Improvising Democracy,” Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
QUEER(ED) ART: Artistic Practices of Sexual Difference and Radical Possibilities, “Dis-Orienting Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Bi”, Royal Geographic Society, Univ. of Exeter, UK
Researching Sex, “Female Ejaculation as Social Emancipation,” University of Sussex, UK
Controlling Sexuality and Reproduction, Past and Present, “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Birth Justice and Petro-PharmaCulture,” University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, “Je Suis Juif/I Am Moslem,” University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Literacies and Sexualities in Cultural, Fictional, Real and Virtual Worlds: past, present and future? “Promiscuous Crossings: Improvising Democracy,” Dublin City University, Ireland
FWSA Biennial Conference: Everyday Encounters with Violence: Critical Feminist Perspectives, “Decolonizing Our Bodies: An Eco-Feminist Perspective,” Univ. of Leeds, UK
Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association: Transformative Practice and  Theory: where we stand today, “Theory Into Action,” Coventry University, UK
Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry (CEVI): Violence, Representations and Sexuality, “The Insinuating Body,” Ghent University, Belgium
Democracy Rising: From Insurrections to ‘Event,’ “Decolonizing Our Wombs: Gender Justice and Petro-PharmaCulture,” Global Center for Advanced Studies, Athens, Greece
2014 Julia Kristeva, Keynote Speaker, Kristeva Circle, “Digesting The Stranger Within: le monstre du carrefour,” Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
LGBTQ Sexuality and Gender Studies Conference, “Dis-Orienting Sexuality: Moving Beyond the Bi,” Penn State University, PA
2013 Interventions Symposium, Corner College, Zürich, Switzerland
Re-imagining Communities and Civil Society, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Voices of Resistance, “De-materializing the Fiction of Democracy,” Communication and
Social Justice Conference, Penn State University
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation, “Practicing the Abject: The Dialectics of Self-Sacrifice,” Sydney, Australia
2012 Petrocultures: Oil, Energy, Culture conference, “Dematerializing Petro-Pharma Culture,” The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
2011 College Art Association Conference, Performative Tendencies, “Cross-Fertilizations: Rhizomatic Vulnerabilities,” New York, NY International Association for the Study of Sex, Culture, and Society (IASSCS)
Naming and Framing, The Making of Sexual (In)Equality, “Tongue and Trigger: Emancipatory Jouissance,” Madrid, Spain Nanyang Technological University,The Contemporary, An International Conference of Literature and the Arts, “Post-Humanism and the Politics of the Imagination,” Singapore
Elizabeth Grosz, Keynote Speaker, The Luce Irigaray Circle, Stonybrook University, NY
Fifth Global Conference on the Erotic, The Erotics of the Uncanny, Salzburg, Austria
2010 International Association for Philosophy and Literature, University of Regina, “Sacrificial Lambs: Self-Portraiture and the Eroticized Other,” University of Regina, Saskatchewan Keynote Speaker, Luce Irigaray, The Human Condition: Eros, “Female Ejaculation as Social Emancipation,” Nipissing University, Ontario Keynote, Randy Martin, Cultural Studies Association (CSA), Sex and Text Panel, “Sexual Ethics: The Erotics of the Uncanny,” UC, Berkeley College Art Association Conference, Cyber-Sex Division, Panel with Barbara Genevieve,” Self-Portraiture as Sexual Sacrifice,” Chicago CSA, Pedagogy Division, “Vulnerability as a Pedagogical Strategy,” UC, Berkeley
2009 Fifth Global Conference on the Erotic, “The Erotics of the Uncanny,” Salzburg, Austria Keynote, Michael BerubeÌ
Keynote, Michael Berubé, Cultural Studies Association, “The Spectacle of the Invisible,” Kansas City, MI
2007 College Art Association Conference, “Immigrant Women and their Artist Daughters,” NY
2006 Contemporary Museum of Art, Lyon Photo Biennial, “Corps/décors,” France
1994 Keynote, Gayatri Spivak, Rutgers University, Women in a Transnational World, “The Spectacle of the Invisible,” NJ
National Association for Ethnic Studies, Kansas State University, Ethnicity: Global Perspectives, “Medicalized Identities: Diagnostic Anonymity,” MI
University of Northern Iowa, Sephardic Jews: 1300 Years of Identity and Assimilation, “The Legacy of the Inquisition”, Iowa
University of Delaware, Celebrating Women’s Studies, “My precarious everything is almost…,” MD
PSU, Third World Feminisms, “Medicalized Identities: Diagnostic Anonymity,” PA


2017 Aesthetics and the Political in Contemporary India: Deleuzian Explorations, “The Erotics of the Uncanny,” Centre for Social Theory, Mumbai, India
2016 The Politics of Performance and Play: Feminist Matters, “Feminist Futures and The Politics of
the Imagination,” Institute for Philosophy, Leiden University, the Netherlands
2015 Academia & Identity, “Promiscuous Crossings: Penetrating the I,” Univ. of Leuven, Belgium
Byzantine Museum, “Rethinking Democracy,” Thessaloniki, Greece
2010 Luce Irigaray, Keynote Speaker, The Human Condition: Eros, Nipissing University, Ontario
2009 Michael Taussig, Keynote Speaker, How Dangerous is the Ir-rational?, Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Berlin
Julia Kristeva, Keynote Speaker, La Pensée Féconde: The Fertility of Thought in Julia Kristeva, University of Humboldt, Berlin (my photographic images were projected behind Kristeva as she lectured)
Elizabeth Grosz, Keynote Speaker, The Luce Irigaray Circle, Stonybrook University, NY
Fifth Global Conference on the Erotic, The Erotics of the Uncanny, Salzburg, Austria
2006 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Bay Area Now: In-Sight, Collaboration with Kunst-Stoff Dance Co. (my photographs projected on sculptural surfaces /dancers’ bodies’), SF, CA
Live Pregnant Women/Memory Miner, Collaboration with composer Ben Bolter for MAC computer program, The Supperclub, San Francisco, CA
2005 In-Sight, Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA
Southern Theater, Minneapolis, MI
Oberlin Dance Company (ODC), San Francisco
2004 ODC Theater, San Francisco
2002 Up to Code, ODC Theater, San Francisco
2001 Tongue and Trigger, Jon Sims Center for the Arts, San Francisco
1999 The Beauty of Disorder, Highlight of Women’s Work, Venue 9, San Francisco
1998 Gravity Sag, Women’s Work Series, Venue 9, San Francisco
Meet the Beat, The Luggage Store, San Francisco
Salon 455A, Studio Valencia, San Francisco
1997 Corporeal Politics, Luna Sea, San Francisco
1995 Torrid Zones, Penn State University


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany
Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig, Germany
Rupertinum Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg, Austria
The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, IN
Private Collections throughout Europe, North America, and Asia


2009-10 Conference Solo Exhibitions (see above Ontario, Berlin, New York, and Salzburg)
2009 Birds in her throat, she was dreaming, Krasdale Corporate Offices, Bronx / White Plains, NY
2008 Headers, Zang Jianyong with The Offspring Project, Project Room, Rohrer Fine Art, LA, CA
2006 The Gestation Project, Lyon Photo Bienniel, represented by Le Bleu du Ciel, Michel Poivet & Gilles Verneret, Lyon, France
In-sight, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco
The Alchemy of Intimacy, Gallery Ssamzie, Seoul, S. Korea
2005 Captive Nomads, Van Campen & Rochtus Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2004 From There to Here – Captive Nomads, Durchgang Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2003 Thicker than Water, Flatfile Photography Gallery, Chicago
1998 Matter Adheres to Matter, Oakland Federal Building, CA
1997 Viscous Expectations, SF Art Commission, City Hall, San Francisco


2015 Palmer Museum of Art, Paper View: Hidden Mothers, PA
2014 SFMoMA Artists Gallery, SF
Espacio Abierto, Borrando Fronteras, Havana, Cuba
2013 Heimbold Visual Arts Center, Alumni Exhibit, Sarah Lawrence College, NY
Palmer Museum of Art, Uncanny Congruencies, PA
2010 Museum of New Art, New Media, Sex, and Culture in the 21st Century, Detroit
Brakke Gronde, Deleuze Conference: art, science, philosophy: Philosophy in Practice, Amsterdam
The Kinsey Institute, Nature & Nurture: Exploring Human Reproduction from Pregnancy to Early Childhood, The Gestation Project, IN
Eros, The Human Condition, University of Nipissing, Ontario, Canada
Taking Back the City, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, NY, NY
2009 Anthem: An All-America Dystopia, Bronx Council on the Arts and Skowhegan, Bronx, NY
Queens International 4, Queens Museum, New York
Finding the Animal in Paradox and Parable, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University
From The Far Side of Here, Camera Club, NYC, New York
Gallery 8, Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC, New York
2008 Berliner Liste: International Art Fair, represented by Gallery Lumière, Berlin
Introductions, Alicia and Cooper Johnson, Los Angeles
2006 Williamsburg Art Crawl, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Chanel Boutique/SFMoMA Contemporary Extension Event sponsored by Vanity Fair, SF
Kunst 05 Zurich,International Art Fair, represented by Jack the Pelican Gallery, New York
Art Basel/Miami, International Art Fair, represented by Jack the Pelican Gallery, New York
Photo New York, represented by Jack the Pelican Gallery, New York
Photo Lisboa, represented by Voyeur Project View, Portugal
New Photography, SFMoMA’s Artists’ Gallery, San Francisco
Artist as Traveler, Cork County, Ireland
2004 Photo San Francisco, represented by Freddie Fong Gallery, San Francisco
Pierogi Gallery (Flatfiles), Brooklyn
2002 Blood Show, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco
Picturing Modernity: Photographs from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco MoMA
Politically Incorrect, Flatfile Photography Gallery, Chicago
2001 Botanica: The Verdant Garden, Flatfile Photography Gallery, Chicago
Poor Walls, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco
1999 Wall to Wall Nudes, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia
1998 Face, Queer Cultural Center, San Francisco
Queer and Kinky Danger, Gay and Lesbian Historical Society, San Francisco
Troubling Customs, Ontario College of Art & Design and Katherine Lane Weems, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Annual Members’ Exhibition, Berkeley Art Center, CA
1997 Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, New York
Texas National ’97, Juried by Starn Twins, Stephen F. Austin University, TX
1996 Art of the State Pennsylvania 1996, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
A Woman’s View, Painted Bride Gallery, Philadelphia
Photography ‘96, Abington Art Center, PA
1995 Not the Same Old Photo Show, Pennsylvania School of Art and Design
Body of Evidence: The Figure in Contemporary Photography, Cleveland State University Museum
International Exhibition of Erotic Art, Griffin Gallery, Miami, FL
1992 Wall of Portraits of Women by Women, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Undressing Our Wholeness: A Celebration of Women’s Art, Sarah Lawrence College, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (articles by other authors about my work)

2017 Journal of the International Network for Sexual Ethics & Politics (INSEP), Review of Alhadeff’s Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene, Paul Reynolds, UK
2015 Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education, Review of Alhadeff’s Viscous Expectations, Romero D’ Souza SDB, Israel
2013 Uncanny Congruencies, “Cara Judea Alhadeff: The Insinuating Body,” Sarah K. Rich, Penn State University Press
MaMSIE: Studies in the Maternal, Volume 5, Issue 2, Birkbeck University of London
2006-12 Memory Miner: Gestation Project was used as demo) award-winning digital story-telling
2009 Anamesa: an interdisciplinary journal, “The Perception Issue”, Fall 2008, New York University, pp. 77, 99, 107, 117
Ms.Use: Sex and Text, “The Public Sex Issue”, Israel, p. 91
2007 WPSU, Pennsylvania InsideOut, Public Television Interview, Patty Satalia
2006 Metro International, “La Grossesse Mise à Nu,” Laeitia Mazzilli, September, Lyon, France
Le Progrès, “Nus hors d’enceintes: Les Photos de Cara Judea Alhadeff,” September, Lyon
Le Progrès, “L’image de jour par Cara Judea Alhadeff,” September, Lyon, France
Metro International, Jean Emmanuel de Nave, September, Lyon, France
Travel and Leisure, “The Alchemy of Intimacy”, April, Seoul, S. Korea
Wolgan Misool, “Sight and Sound Issue,” April, Seoul, S. Korea
Korea Herald, “Alhadeff’s photographs unveil tension between what is seen as natural and as synthetic,” Shin Hae-In, April, Seoul, S. Korea
Korea Times, “Artist Finds Sense of Empowerment in Nudity,” Park Chung, Seoul, S. Korea
Herald Media, “The Alchemy of Intimacy,” YRLee, April, Seoul, S. Korea
Chosun Ilbo, “The Alchemy of Intimacy,” April, Seoul, S. Korea
Photo-Net,, and Newsis, “The Alchemy of Intimacy,” April, Seoul, S. Korea
YTN, Cable Television News, “The Alchemy of Intimacy,” April, Seoul, S. Korea
Arts Monthly, “Kunst-Stoff New Work Reimagines Dance,” Jean Schiffman, Feb. Vol. 15, 9
2005 Flow, Anne L. Francis, Fast Back Books, pp. 10, 12
e-femmeral flesh, Jill Nagle, Audacity Press, pp. 24,33, 45, 67, 81, 85,87,91, 107, 125
Das Jahrbuch der Erotik XIX: Mein Heimliches Auge, Claudia Kehrke and Uve Schmidt, Konkursbuch, pp. 26, 34-38
Hamburg: Pur, Art on the Milkyway, Neu: Galerie Durchgang, April, Germany
Szene Hamburg, Von Dort Nach Hier, April, Germany
Yearbook, My Secret Eye, Gehrke Verlag, Tübingen, Germany
Society Pages, The San Francisco Chronicle, “Swells—Chanel, Vaniety Fair, SFMoMA,” December
FOTO+, Filip Naudts, Utrecht, Netherlands, May, Belgium
2004 FotoForum, SFMOMA, “Meet Cara Judea Alhadeff, An Emerging Artist in the SFMOMA Collection,” Terri Whitlock, Fall/Winter, pp. 15-16
San Francisco Chronicle, Art and Opposition, Rachel Howard, May, p. 23
Bay Guardian, Best of the Bay, “Signs and spaces,” San Franciscoart-resume-website/ Armory Show
Fox Television, Interview, “Teaching Yoga to Pro Football Players,” December
2003 New City: Chicago and The Reader, “Tip of the Week,” Michael Weinstein, January 16
Documentary Film, “Cara Judea Alhadeff: Photographer Yoga Teacher,” Aoi Tabata
The San Jose Mercury News, “49er changes training outlook, Tight end Johnson used Yoga in conditioning,” Daniel Brown, August
2002 TV de Werld, Runway, “Photographer Cara Judea Alhadeff,” Feature Profile on European TV
Public Broadcasting, French-American Television, “The Art of Cara Judea Alhadeff”
2001 San Francisco Downtown, Nicole Terry, “Meditation: A Quest for Inner Peace,” April
2000 SF Weekly, “Here Kitty, Kitty,” February 2-8, Vol. 18, Number 52
SF Bay Guardian, “Critic’s Choice:art,” Emotionally Annoyed, Feb. 2-8, Vol. 34, No. 18, “Editorial Profile,” Emotionally Annoyed, January 21
SFStation, “Restorative Yoga,” Berin Goldnu
1999 New Art Examiner, “Varieties of Naked Experience,” Tom Csaszar, October, p. 19
1998 San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Inside the Visible,” Sarah Coleman, June, p. 6
New Art Examiner, March, p. 21
1997 SF Chronicle, “For Art’s Sake,” Matier and Ross, November, p. 13
1995 Intelligencer Journal, Tom Knapp, “Definitely Not the Same Old Photo Show,” Nov. 17, p.18
Daily Collegian, Kelly Haramis, “Alhadeff’s art works beneath the sheets,” July, p. 22
Voices of Central Pennsylvania, “Fusion and Confusion,” Kay Picart, Februarybrand
artsave/People for the American Way, “Censorship Anthology,” annual edition, pp. 109-110
Sarasota Arts Review, “First International Erotic Art Expo: Art, yes. But is it erotic?,” Feb.
Daily Collegian, “Socio-Political Performance Art,” Nanette Bitting, January
The National College U Magazine, “Portrait of an Artist,” Kelly Haramis, April, p. 10
Artsword, “Student Exhibition Raises Censorship Issues,” Timothy Gallucci, vol. 3, No. 1
The Cleveland Free Times, “The Subject: The Body,” Frank Green, October 11, p. 27
The Plain Dealer, “Bodies real and surreal, warts and all”, Steven Litt, October 8, p. 6
Happenings, Intelligencer Journal, November
1994 Daily Collegian, “Artist Tests Community’s Limits,” Kelly Haramis, September, p. 16
Voices, “Controversial Photo Exhibit Bowdlerized,” Carol Motta, May, p. 20
1992 New York Times, “P.S. 30’s Helping Hands: College Mentors,” Penny Singer, May 24, p. 31


2016 SEEDS: Somatic Experiments in Earth, Dance, and Science, Residency, Plainfield, MA
2012 Highest Honors, Ph.D., European Graduate School (EGS), Saas-Fee, Switzerland
2009 BRIO Award, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx, NY
Vermont Studio Center, Full Scholarship, Johnson, VT
2008 Fundación Valparaiso, Residency, Playa de Mojácar, Spain
2007 Skowhegan Finalist, ME
2001 Jon Sims Center for the Arts, Four-month collaborative residency, San Francisco, CA
1998 Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International, NY
1995 First Prize National Association for Ethnic Studies, Research Competition
Schreyer Honors College, medal for highest distinction, PSU, PA
First Prize Photograph, International Exhibition of Erotic Art, Griffin Gallery, Miami, FL
Undergraduate Women’s Studies Achievement Award
1994 Student Ambassador, USIA, Humphrey Program, Food Aid, Bangladesh

That such disruption and interrogation can be accomplished within the regime of an almost formalist beauty…is just one of many moments in which Alhadeff shows that she thinks through the senses as well as the mind. Hers is a sensuous, as well as ruthless, intelligence for which the brilliant image is the best way of making an argument (Sarah K. Rich, Uncanny Congruencies Exhibition Catalogue, Palmer Museum of Art, State College, Pennsylvania, 2013), 16-19).

Alhadeff’s work is a fascinating fusion of art and scholarship. Intricate theoretical text is paralleled by unexpected photographic imagery – sensuous, enigmatic, and layered. The book extends into new and fluid realms the still valid idea that ‘the personal is political.’ Intellectually rigorous and esthetically daring, the book is hard work, and worth it (Lucy R. Lippard, Comments, Viscous Expectations: Justice, Vulnerability, The Ob-scene (New York/Dresden: Atropos Press, 2013; State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014).

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