John Q is an idea collective whose name references “John Q. Public.”

The “public” is left understood, though the work is considered a kind of public scholarship, and the “Q” is left hanging to reference the group’s interest in queer memory and politics. The collective consists of Wesley Chenault, Andy Ditzler and Joey Orr.


The Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University has released a comprehensive catalog of our projects that includes scholarly essays by Jonathan D. Katz and Shawn Michelle Smith, as well as an interview conducted by Julia Brock. John Q: Projects, 2009-2010

Our new two-channel video installation, Take Me With You, is on view through October 25, part of a collection of solo projects in the Zuckerman’s Hearsay series. Read a review by ArtsATL.

Photo by Jill Frank, courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society.

Photo by Jill Frank, courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society.

We are pleased to announce the written version of our performative essay, The Campaign for Atlanta: an essay on queer migration, in the academic journal, QED. The essay can be accessed here: John Q Campaign for Atlanta QED.

Memory Flash CircleDiscursive Documents CirclePolicing Ourselves Circle

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John Q in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta 2013

Our interview with the National Council on Public History

National Endowment for the Arts Southern Constellations Fellowship/ Elsewhere

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue (NY)

Allan Bérubé prize Honorable Mention/ American Historical Association

The JOSH (Journal of Sexual Homos)/ Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection

contact us at JohnQcollective[at]gmail[dot]com

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  1. Ed says:

    This is great and long overdue! Congrats and good luck with this amazing project.

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