Teresa Silva
Aug
11
to Aug 17

Teresa Silva

Teresa Silva

August 11-17

Teresa Silva is interested in creating supportive spaces for artists to engage with one another through dialogue and collaboration. As Director of Exhibitions & Residencies at the Chicago Artists Coalition, she works in tandem with artists and curators to advance their creativity by connecting them with leading professionals and encouraging experimentation in their work. As a writer and curator, Silva has composed exhibition essays for numerous artists and has organized various shows throughout Chicago and the Midwest. She is a member of the artist collective, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago. She also serves as Board President for VGA Gallery and Board Member for Heaven Gallery, both thriving artist-run spaces in Chicago. Her latest project was co-curating the exhibition Living Architecture with Tricia Van Eck and Nathan Abhalter Smith at 6018North. The exhibition was profiled on WBEZ and reviewed by the Chicago Tribune and Newcity Chicago, among other media outlets.

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Jeff Kolar 
Aug
4
to Aug 10

Jeff Kolar 

Jeff Kolar 

August 4-10

Jeff Kolar is an independent sound and media artist, composer, and curator. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press), “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), and “characteristically curious” (Marc Weidenbaum), activates sound in unconventional, temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice. His solo and collaborative projects, installations, and public performances often investigate the mundane sonic nuances of everyday electronic devices. He has performed and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals such as the New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Moogfest, The Kitchen, CTM Festival for Adventurous Music (Germany), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kino Šiška (Slovenia), ORF RadioKulturhaus (Austria), Radio Revolten, International Radio Art Festival (Germany), LAK Festival of Nordic Sound Art (Denmark), among others. His work has been reviewed and discussed in international print publications and online platforms such as The New York Times, The Wire Magazine, Red Bull Music Academy and Architect Magazine, and in an array of art, design and music publications including VICE, Art Slant, designboom, and Rhizome.org.

Jeff Kolar   Smoke Detector   Electronics 2015

Jeff Kolar
Smoke Detector
Electronics
2015

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Selina Trepp 
Jul
28
to Aug 3

Selina Trepp 

Selina Trepp 

July 28-August 3 

Selina Trepp is an artist researching economy and improvisation. Finding a balance between the intuitive and conceptual is a goal, living a life of adventure is a way, and embarrassment often the result. She works across media, combining performance, installation, painting, and sculpture to create intricate setups that result in photos, drawings and animations. Her art has been exhibited internationally and has received several awards and honors including the Swiss Art Award and the Illinois Arts council Fellowship. In addition to her studio-based work, Selina is active in the experimental music scene. In this context she sings and plays the videolah, her midi controlled video synthesizer, to create projected animations in real-time as visual music. She performs with a varying cast of collaborators and as one half of Spectralina, her collaboration with Dan Bitney.

Selina Trepp   My Dead Ones   stopmotion, still frame 2018

Selina Trepp
My Dead Ones
stopmotion, still frame
2018

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Deb Sokolow 
Jul
21
to Jul 27

Deb Sokolow 

Deb Sokolow 

July 21-27

Deb Sokolow is a Chicago-based artist whose drawings and artist books blend fact with fiction and speculate both comically and critically on the details of shadowy histories and the foibles of heads of state. Sokolow has exhibited at the 4th Athens Biennale, Van Abbemuseum, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, The Drawing Center in New York, a MATRIX exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and in Chicago at Western Exhibitions. Her work can be found in permanent collections such as the Hirshhorn Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art and in Phaidon’s Vitamin D2 survey on contemporary drawing. Sokolow received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004 and is Associate Professor of Instruction in Art Theory; Practice at Northwestern University.

Deb Sokolow   Mr. Kim Jong-un’s Design for a Guest House for Mr. Michael Jordan   graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper 2016

Deb Sokolow
Mr. Kim Jong-un’s Design for a Guest House for Mr. Michael Jordan
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
2016

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Meg Onli 
Jul
14
to Jul 20

Meg Onli 

Meg Onli 

July 14-20 

Meg Onli is the assistant curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. In 2017 she curated the exhibition Speech/Acts, which explored experimental poetry and how the social and cultural constructs of language have shaped black American experiences. While Program Director at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, she worked on the exhibitions Architecture of Independence: African Modernism, and Barbara Kasten: Stages. In 2010 she created the website Black Visual Archive, for which she was awarded a 2012 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. She is currently working on the three-part exhibition series Colored People Time.

Meg Onli   Speech/Acts Catalog   Futurepoem and the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia 2018

Meg Onli
Speech/Acts Catalog
Futurepoem and the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia
2018

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Karthik Pandian 
Jul
7
to Jul 13

Karthik Pandian 

Karthik Pandian 

July 7-13

American artist Karthik Pandian makes works in moving image, sculpture and performance. He has held solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Bétonsalon, Paris, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, and White Flag Projects, St. Louis, amongst others. His work was featured in the inaugural Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum and La Triennale: Intense Proximity at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His current project, Atlas Unlimited, a collaboration with the choreographer Andros Zins-Browne, moves from Belgium to the Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago and 80WSE in New York in 2019. He says about his practice, “I rub the monument like a magic lamp, polishing it into a mirror for our times, such that we may see ourselves, albeit darkly – both as ourselves and reversed.”

Karthik Pandian   Opulent Austerities   (for myself) Silk, stainless steel and wood 2018

Karthik Pandian
Opulent Austerities (for myself)
Silk, stainless steel and wood
2018

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Dieter Roelstraete 
Jun
30
to Jul 6

Dieter Roelstraete 

Dieter Roelstraete 

June 30-July 6

Dieter Roelstraete is curator at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society at the University of Chicago, where he also teaches. Recent exhibitions at the Neubauer Collegium gallery have featured the work of Anna Daucikova, Jason Dodge, Assaf Evron, and Cecilia Vicuna. He was a member of the curatorial team convened by artistic director Adam Szymczyk to organize Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel in the spring and summer of 2017. From 2012 until 2015 he was the Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where he organized The Way of the Shovel: Art as Archaeology (2013); The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music 1965 to Now (2015, co-curated with Naomi Beckwith); and Kerry James Marshall: Mastry (2016, co-curated with Ian Alteveer and Helen Molesworth). From 2003 until 2011 he was a curator at the Antwerp Museum of Contemporary Art M HKA, where he organized large-scale group exhibitions as well as monographic shows such as Chantal Akerman: Too Close, Too Far (2012) and Liam Gillick and Lawrence Weiner—A Syntax of Dependency (2011). He is currently a member of the Thought Council, a curatorial brain trust for the Fondazione Prada in Milan and Venice, where he recently organized an exhibition devoted to the topic of the philosopher’s hut in conjunction with the 2018 architecture biennial. Other recent freelance projects include The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic & Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, which traveled from Warsaw to Moscow and Sao Paulo.Roelstraete has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals including Artforum, Art Review, e-flux journal, frieze, Monopol, Mousse Magazine, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst.

Dieter Roelstraete Venice Biennale 2018

Dieter Roelstraete
Venice Biennale
2018

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Faheem Majeed 
Jun
23
to Jun 29

Faheem Majeed 

Faheem Majeed 

June 23-29

Faheem Majeed is a builder—literally and metaphorically. A resident of the South Shore neighborhood in Chicago, Majeed often looks to the material makeup of his neighborhood and surrounding areas as an entry point into larger questions around civic-mindedness, community activism, and institutional critique. As part of his studio practice, the artist transforms materials such as particle board, scrap metal and wood, and discarded signs and billboard remnants, breathing new life into these often overlooked and devalued materials. His broader engagement with the arts also involves arts administration, curation, and community facilitation, all of which feed into his larger practicece. Majeed received his BFA from Howard University and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant 2015 and a Harpo Foundation Awardee 2016. From 2005-2011, Majeed served as Executive Director and Curator for the South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) and from 2013–2015 he served as the Associate Director and faculty of UIC’s School of Art and Art History. In 2015, he co-founded the “Floating Museum” which blends creative place-making, activism and exhibition design to create temporary, site-responsive museum spaces to activate sites of cultural potential throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods. Currently, Majeed is a full-time, practicing artist and creates work in his South Shore studio.

Faheem Majeed   UNITE   (front view) OSB board, recycled white wood, black oil paint, assorted Kool-Aid flavors; orange, cherry, grape, blue raspberry, lemon lime, and green apple 20’ x 8’ x 11’ 2018

Faheem Majeed
UNITE (front view)
OSB board, recycled white wood, black oil paint, assorted Kool-Aid flavors; orange, cherry, grape, blue raspberry, lemon lime, and green apple
20’ x 8’ x 11’
2018

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Rodrigo Valenzuela 
Jun
16
to Jun 27

Rodrigo Valenzuela 

Rodrigo Valenzuela 

June 16-June 22

Rodrigo Valenzuela (b. 1982 Santiago, Chile) lives and work in Los Angeles, CA. Valenzuela studied art history and photography at University of Chile 2004, holds a BA in Philosophy from The Evergreen State College and an MFA from University of Washington. Recent residencies include Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Skowhegan school of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for contemporary arts, Lightwork and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Recent solo exhibitions include Lisa Kandlhofer Galerie, Vienna, AU 2016, Ulrich Museum, KS 2016, Klowdenmann Gallery, LA 2016, the Frye Art Museum, Seattle 2015, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago 2015, envoy enterprises, New York 2015 and Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR 2017. Rodrigo Valenzuela is an Assistant Professor at University of California, Los Angeles and the recipient of the 2017 Joan Mitchell award for painters and sculptors.

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Faythe Levine 
Jun
9
to Jun 15

Faythe Levine 

Faythe Levine 

June 9-15

Faythe Levine is the Arts/Industry Program Manager and Assistant Curator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan WI. Her creative practice and curatorial vision is centered around ongoing themes of community, creativity, awareness, process, empowerment and documentation. She has made it a priority that her projects stay approachable and accessible to a large audience, interacting with people in a way that establishes creativity as a vehicle towards personal independence. Levine’s most widely known projects, Sign Painters (2013) and Handmade Nation (2009), both feature length documentaries with accompanying books, have toured extensively in venues such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum, and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. 

Faythe Levine   Production Still from Sign Painters   Documentary 2013

Faythe Levine
Production Still from Sign Painters Documentary
2013

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D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem
Jun
2
to Jun 8

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

June 2-8

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem is a space sculptor whose visual art, writing, performance, and teaching bridge disciplines of site-specific, ritual, interior design, and Afro-Futurism. Duyst-Akpem is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Low-Residency MFA Program; CAPX faculty advisor; and founder of Denenge Design. Exhibition and performance venues include: Library of Congress, Schomburg Center, Arts Club of Chicago, MCA, Red Bull Arts NY. Interviews, articles, and features include: ArtNews, Newsweek, Sixty, How We Get To Next, Theaster Gates: How To Build a House Museum, plus three upcoming book projects. She received a Marion Kryczka Excellence in Teaching Award; Teaching Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion; and NEH Fellowship. Her MFA is from SAIC, BA from Smith College.

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem    The Ramm Riff featuring Black Light Primal Nun 'A' for "No Guts, No Galaxy  " as part of Rammellzee: Racing for Thunder, Red Bull Arts NY Photo credit: Tonika Johnson, 2018

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem

The Ramm Riff featuring Black Light Primal Nun 'A' for "No Guts, No Galaxy" as part of Rammellzee: Racing for Thunder, Red Bull Arts NY
Photo credit: Tonika Johnson, 2018

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