Category: News

2015 Awardee Floating Museum Interactive Installation “How to Give Life to a Mountain”

Floating Museum presents a new installation and project titled How to give life to a Mountain. This exhibition is an invitation to creatively engage with the legacy of Dr. Margaret Burroughs and the history of the DuSable Museum of African American History. Dr. Margaret Burroughs initially invited the community to donate their own historical artifacts for DuSable, and this act extended the value of the object to the exchange itself, emphasizing the relation between the institution and the people it represents.

2016 Awardee And Then There Was BLAK Multimedia Installation

And Then There Was Repast February 5, 7-11pm The Dojo 2304 S. Blue Island Ave. and then there was REPAST is a versatile interactive multimedia installation project on the urban millennial black and brown gaze when relating to death consumption. We would like to express the ritual of ethnic funerals, eulogies, repast and public consumption… Read more »

2014 Awardee Patternbase Work Featured at Filigree Suppers: Duet

 Filigree Suppers: Duet Filigree Suppers’ two-year anniversary event & Valentine’s celebration will be all about the number two – mixing, matching, and pairing things up!  Sunday, February 12, 5-8pm The Lakewood 1758 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60612 Warm up with us this February with new friends and old, and help us celebrate two wonderful… Read more »

2016 Awardee Artist-run Exchange Program Call for Submissions

Deadline: January 31. Adds Donna is looking for artists to include in a series of traveling group exhibitions as a part of our new Artist-run Exchange Program. If you would like to be considered for a studio visit, please submit 10-15 images, a bio, and a short statement about yourself and your work.

2013 Awardee 2nd Floor Rear: RITUAL

2nd Floor Rear 2017: RITUAL is moveable feast of artist-run events, projects, exhibitions, and performances that shine a light on the occult, hidden nature of alternative arts practices and the communities of care that spring up around them. The 2017 season kicks off with a fluxus-style potluck at Pond Hole Gallery on the evening of Friday, February 3. Events continue throughout Avondale, Logan Square, Humboldt Park, and Wicker Park on Saturday, February 4, and wrap up on Sunday February, 5 with various events spanning Pilsen.

2014 Awardee Patternbase Participates in Holiday Popup

  Patternbase at The Stockroom Holiday Popup The Stock Room 1011 W. Armitage Ave. Popup Hours: December 9-10, 10am-7pm, December 11, 10am-5pm The Patternbase will be participating in The Stock Room holiday popup shop, curated by Michelle Kliman of MK Studio and Elizabeth Cummings. The Patternbase will be selling hand-painted silk scarves and silk pillows, printed… Read more »

2012 Awardee The Franklin presents WELCOME TO THE END

WELCOME TO THE END Opening reception: Saturday, December 10, 7-10PM / from December 10-January 20, 2017 THE FRANKLIN 3522 W. Franklin Blvd.  When we believe all things to be measurable by science, we welcome the end of imagination. I overheard a girl on the bus repeating the news, “this is the end of us.” Welcome to the… Read more »

2014 Awardee ACRE TV presents RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE

RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE November 1 – December 31, 2016 ACRETV.org (Artist-made livestreaming tele-vision) RE/NIGHT/LIVE/MARE re- considers your nightmares; re- examines your daydreams; re- contextualizes pre-existing (video art? videotaped performance work? found footage?) through re- presenting, re- editing, re -mixing. Featuring works that re- search, re- consider, re- examine, re- contextualize nightmares, daydreams, flying-fancies, hyper-realities. Also included: live re-… Read more »

2016 Awardee Axis Lab hosts Base Line Holiday Market

Pop-up holiday market with local vendors, food, art, and music Saturday, December 10, 3-9pm Underneath Argyle Red Line ‘L’ Station  Base Line’s Holiday Market is the premiere arts, food, and music indoor bazaar emerging underneath the Argyle redline line L train station showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of Chicago’s Uptown community. Base Line is organized… Read more »

2013 Awardee Chicago Artist Writers Relaunch

The new site hosts the entire archive from 2012-2015 and is fully searchable by artist, writer or space. CAW will continue to be a home for timely exhibition reviews centered on artist-run and non-commercial spaces, but will also offer opportunities for long-form and experimental articles.