Rework Garments Zoom Workshop with Sky Cubacub
Thursday, February 16
Virtual via Zoom • Register »
How do you make/hack your wardrobe to make it fully celebrate the intersection of all of your identities? We will explore the idea of Radical Visibility, a Disabled Queer dress reform movement based on highlighting the parts of us that society typically shuns. Sky will lead interactive draping demos using a no sew method of designing in our own closets, to promote creativity and imagination. We will play with Sky’s surrealist Garment Generator Game to brainstorm drawing up new designs. By centering our joy and our identities, we can send the message that disabled queers deserve accommodations not just in terms of mobility but also in terms of our expression and our right to be seen.
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ACCESS INFORMATION: This program is free and CART captioning will be available. For questions and access accommodations, email email@example.com.
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“LUZ: Seeing the Space Between US” Book Presentation and Conversation
Wednesday, February 22
Latino Cultural Center,
Lecture Center B2 • Register »
Join Latin American and Latino Studies at the UIC Latino Cultural Center for a book presentation and conversation with Deanna Ledezma (PhD, Art History, UIC) and Diana Solís (BFA, Photography, UIC) on "LUZ: Seeing the Space Between Us", a 3Arts-funded, bilingual book project that celebrates Solís's return to making photographs after her two-decade detour to pursue other artistic practices.
Featuring portraits made in Solís's longtime neighborhood of Pilsen during the COVID-19 pandemic, "LUZ: Seeing the Space Between Us" reflects upon the transformations that Pilsen has undergone. The artist's book also features photographs made by Solís during her years as a documentary photographer and activist and newly produced risographs.
In collaboration with Gender and Women's Studies at UIC and the UIC Latino Cultural Center. Lunch will be provided.
What is the Asian American Adoptee Diaspora?
Thursday, February 23
Women's Leadership and Resource Center, 1200 W. Harrison, 1700 SSB •
Join the WLRC for a talk by adoptee artist and UIC MFA student Sarah Whyte exploring the experiences of adoptees of color raised by white parents and the savior complex within transnational adoption.
In this talk, Whyte will explore her social political and conceptual-based practice, touching on her past series What Color Am I?, which talks about the complications of racial understanding as a person of color raised by white parents and being part of the Asian American adoptee diaspora. Learn more »
VOICES: Marissa Lee Benedict, Daniel de Paula, and David Rueter
In partnership with the UIC School of Art & Art History’s IDEAS program
Thursday, February 23
Gallery 400 Lecture Room,
400 S Peoria St • RSVP »
In 2018, artists Marissa Lee Benedict, Daniel de Paula, and David Rueter salvaged the last trading pit from the Chicago Board of Trade for their multi-dimensional project, deposition. The large-scale octagonal pit originally housed traders and brokers who used hand signals to buy and sell corn commodities. A now obsolete object due to digital trading, deposition has continuously been re-situated through various configurations and public programs that consider the physical and intangible trappings of ownership, trade, and property in Chicago and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Join us for a lecture with the artists on their collaborative practices and interventions with staging deposition in Gallery 400’s Lecture Room. Learn more »
2023 UIC MFA Thesis Shows - Save the Date
March 28–April 8 + April 11–22
Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St.
Save the date for our upcoming MFA Thesis Shows featuring the work of our 2023 MFA cohort! Panel discussions from 5–6pm and closing receptions from 5–8pm will be held on April 7 for the first show, and April 21 for the second show.
2023 MFA Candidates:
Derek A. Holland
Jessica Cobb (MFA ‘15) Featured in mHUB Spotlight
Jessica Cobb (MFA ‘15) is featured in a spotlight article by mHUB. She is the founder of Mission Control Lab, a company redefining the barriers between people, culture, education, and entrepreneurialism with creative technology and collaborative storytelling.
Their MAKEON® kits, for example, enable anyone to make wearables, walls, and objects come alive with light, movement, and sound. When it comes to emerging technologies, it's not just the result, but the process that generates innovation and meaningful societal change. Read more »
The Chicago Cli-Fi Library
featuring work by Beate Geissler and Dan Peterman
February 22–June 11, 2023
University of Chicago
5701 S. Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5–7pm
This exhibition is a modest attempt to make sense of the paralysis that sets in when artists try to fashion a response to the complexity and enormity of climate change. Featuring recent works by Chicago-based artists Beate Geissler & Oliver Sann, Jenny Kendler, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, and Dan Peterman.
January 13 – March 18, 2023
Curated by Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson, and Caroline Picard
UIC Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
For more information about the exhibition, click here »
Exhibiting Artists: Susan Anderson, Lilli Carré, Edie Fake, Max Guy, Barbara Kasten, Young Joon Kwak, Devin T. Mays, John Neff, Betsy Odom, Derrick Woods-Morrow, and Cherrie Yu. With performances by ATOM-r, Sky Cubacub, Matthew Goulish, and Natasha Mijares.
Samuel Schwindt Lobby Competition Exhibition
January 13 – mid-May, 2023
Art & Exhibition Hall, Lobby
400 S. Peoria St.
Chicago, IL 60607
Call for Submissions and Judges - Lawndale Pop-up Spot
The Lawndale Pop-Up Spot (created by UIC MUSE alumni Chelsea Ridley and Jonathan Kelley) is accepting submissions for a spring exhibition this May. Share your basic info, the exhibition big idea, and upload images of a sampling of what you’d like to show. They will gather all the proposals and convene a community panel of judges to decide who to showcase. The chosen artist will receive $1500 to bring the exhibit to life!
Don’t have an idea to exhibit but want to be a part of the paid panel to help decide who will exhibit this spring? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Judges must be available for artist selection sessions on Zoom at 7:30pm on March 8th and 15th.
Proposals and call for judges due March 1st, 2023. Learn more and apply here »
UIC Heritage Garden Internship - Now Available!
Join the 2023 cohort of the UIC Heritage Garden! The UIC Heritage Garden is seeking undergraduate UIC students to participate in the Summer 2023 program and potentially in subsequent semesters.
The UIC Heritage Garden is a student-led, hands-on paid internship program with the goal to engage student interns in a range of learning activities to explore environmental, climate and social justice through an intercultural lens.
Garden Interns to maintain the satellite gardens and engage in a variety of activities such as conducting research on plants, collecting stories and recipes, monarch conservation, reading discussions, creative projects, field trips, and much more!
One Photography and Media Intern to photograph program activities and edit images, help with the HG social media, and more!
Paid Internship ~ $3,500 over 12 weeks.
Federal Work Study is not required.
DACA and RISE Act* eligible students are encouraged to apply.
*RISE act students may qualify for a tuition award. Please contact us for details.
Applications due March 1st by midnight.
Application and more information at http://heritagegarden.uic.edu/apply-now
Contact us at email@example.com or at 312-996-3143.