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Quinn Koeneman is a Writer, Drawer, and Social Artist. All of his work relates to social dynamics. Koeneman was born in the suburbs of The Windy City and grew up in the cornfields of rural Illinois. He is a student currently living in Chicago, and will be graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2016 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Koeneman has done work with Whole House Reuse in New Zealand, and shows in Chicago with the Trialhood collective, but has also worked with Indi Go Gallery in Champaign. While Koeneman eschews the term “Social Practice” he is often inspired by the works of people like Rirkrit Tiravanija, as well as conceptual artists like Ian Wilson or Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Koeneman also works as an advocate for autistic rights, and incorporates neurodiversity into his Social Art. In His free time, Koeneman sits perfectly still, staring at a blank wall as if someone had flipped an off switch. He does not sleep.

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A Mask For The World

By on May 10, 2016

result123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990 There’s a term I’ve used a few times in my columns, “The Mask.” It’s something central to the autistic identity, something understood in the LGBTQ movement, commonly known as ‘The Closet,’ and a part of black culture in America, often described as ‘Acting White,’ but not discussed enough in the world of autism. People need […]

Everybody Is Identical: a response to An Open Letter to the Depressed Aspergian

By on April 20, 2016

result1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677787980 Trigger Warning: This article discusses depression and suicide at length. Do not read it if you are easily triggered by such subjects. Do not let your children read this if they are too young. A friend of mine jumped off her roof last week. Her name was Zara. She was a painter. She wasn’t autistic, […]

The “Cute” Syndrome: A Survey Of Autism In Popular Culture

By on April 5, 2016

result1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374757677 I don’t remember how we got there, except that it had come after several bonding sessions, nights drunk on each other’s companionship, telling truths that we kept close to our chest. Utterly remarkable, watching a friendship grow, but simultaneously banal; it was like any other day. All that matters for this story is that we […]

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