The UTA Identity Project
Inspired by visiting Diversity Lecture Series keynote, Kip Fulbeck, the UTA Identity Project challenged participants to answer the question, “Who Are You?” Almost 500 students, faculty, and staff came out to the UC Gallery to participate in this interactive exhibit. The exhibit was held the first week in October in anticipation of Fulbeck’s appearance on our campus. Participants were asked to take an individual photo then submitted their response to the question, “Who Are You.” Photos and answers were put on display and included in the exhibit. Thank you to all those who participated!
The Inspiration: Kip Fulbeck
Award-winning author, artist, and filmmaker Kip Fulbeck has exhibited in over 20 countries and has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS. Fulbeck is a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is a four-time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member award. He speaks nationwide on identity, multiraciality, and diversity. He captivates audiences with his unique monologues and multimedia shows which combine comedy with a politically charged edge, leading audiences to honestly consider Who Am I? Fulbeck’s books were the inspiration for our project. His books include: Part Asian-100% HAPA, Permanence Tattoo Portraits, and Mixed Kids. Fulbeck was the featured speaker for our Diversity Lecture Series held in November 2010.