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Dev'ia: Deaf art movement

De'VIA is an art movement of the Deaf artists about their Deaf-related experience. It stands for Deaf View/Image Art.

The De'VIA movement began in 1989 at the Deaf Way festival conference at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. where a group of Deaf artists gathered and discussed that led to the creation of De'VIA with its manifesto.

De'VIA represents Deaf perspectives, experience, and cultural identity. Works of art that express Deaf experience may be not limited to Deaf artists, but also can be created by other artists who are codas (children of Deaf parents) and hard of hearing as long as their works express their Deaf experience.

De'VIA artists

Some examples of the established Deaf American artists are: Mary J. Thornley, Betty G. Miller, Susan Dupor, Ann Silver, Chuck Baird, and more others.

Further reading

"The De'VIA Manifesto." http://www.deafart.org/Deaf_Art_/deaf_art_.html

Also see: Deaf artists.

You may also be interested in Deaf films and movies.

Poetry in sign language.