UIC GALLERY 400
Sky Cubacub: Rebirth Warriors
Thursday, March 2
Gallery 400, 400 S. Peoria St. • RSVP »
Chicago-based fashion designer Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments is changing the landscape of fashion. On Thursday, March 2 5–6:30pm at UIC Gallery 400, join Cubacub and young designers from their design incubator program Rebirth Warriors for a fashion show of garments designed by youth designers and modeled by queer and trans disabled models of all sizes and ages!
The models and designers will dance and strut to show off their creations. At the end of the performance, audiences are invited to join the models, transforming the event from a spectacle to an academic and club event, and a lesson on radical inclusion. Visit the link provided to register.
This program is free and CART captioning is available. Masks required. Learn more »
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UIC SAAH + GALLERY 400
Teri Carson and Rong Lin
Friday, March 3
400 S. Peoria St.
Join us this Friday, March 3 at Gallery 400 for the second conversation in our Mutual Interpretations series! Second year MFA student, Teri Carson, will be in conversation with PhD Art History student, Rong Lin, each talking about their recent work and research. Drinks and lunch will be served.
Upcoming Mutual Interpretations Events:
Friday, March 10:
Dr. Elise Archias (Art History Associate Professor) and Matthew Metzger (Art Associate Professor) at Gallery 400
Friday, March 17:
Nadezhda Gribkova (Art History PhD Candidate) and Eleanor Schichtel (MFA student) at the Great Space
Chicago Cultural Alliance’s Activating Heritage Conference
Monday, March 6
UIC Student Center East
Join the Chicago Cultural Alliance’s annual Activating Heritage Conference at UIC Student Center East. The day's events will include several student-focused panels focusing on careers in nonprofits, workshops on volunteerism as activism, and plenty of networking opportunities.
UIC students and staff can attend for free with their UIC ID. View the full schedule of events and learn more here »
UIC GALLERY 400
VOICES: Aram Han Sifuentes
In partnership with UIC’s Gender and Women’s Studies program and the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at UIC
Thursday, March 9
Gallery 400 Lecture Room,
400 S Peoria St • RSVP »
Artist and activist Aram Han Sifuentes’s work confronts social and racial injustices, interweaving fiber, social practice, performance, and pedagogy to consider themes of immigration, labor, and protest. Many of her projects, such as the ongoing Protest Banner Lending Library, aim to make art more accessible to the disenfranchised, especially immigrants of color. Since 2016, Sifuentes has brought communities together to sew protest banners, creating a creative outlet of resistance for those who cannot attend protests for their own safety.
Join Sifuentes for a lecture on their practice’s trajectory, exploring how they make political statements and engage communities through participatory art. Learn more »
2023 Veteran Art Summit SURVIVING THE LONG WARS
March 16–19, 2023
Chicago, IL (Newberry Library, Hyde Park Art Center, and Chicago Cultural Center)
From the “American Indian Wars” to the “Global War on Terror,” the SURVIVING THE LONG WARS (STLW) summit explores the multiple, overlapping histories that shape our understanding of warfare, as well as alternative visions of peace, healing, and justice generated by diverse communities impacted by war.The Summit serves as the opening celebrations for the 2023 Veteran Art Triennial exhibitions at the Newberry Library, Hyde Park Art Center, and Chicago Cultural Center, and it features the STLW performance program and concluding discussion series of the yearlong National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Dialogues on the Experience of War program. There will be poetry readings, panels, artmaking, movement workshops, portfolio reviews, exhibition tours, open platform presentations, and much more.
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SURVIVING THE LONG WARS is organized by Aaron Hughes, Ronak K. Kapadia, Therese Quinn, Joseph Lefthand, Amber Zora, and Meranda Roberts in collaboration with the emerging Veteran Art Movement and with support from University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Institute for the Humanities Innovation Grant, UIC Award for Creative Activity, UIC Gender and Women’s Studies Program, UIC Museum and Exhibition Studies Program, Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Newberry Library, DEMIL Art Fund, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Dialogues on the Experiences of War grant. NEH Veteran Fellows include Gina Herrera, Monty Little, Gerald Sheffield, Anthony Torres, Eric Perez, and Natasha Erskine.
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.
a series of encounters
Derek A. Holland
CTRL + histories
Curated by Dr. Lucy Mensah of Museum and Exhibition Studies and the students in her Exhibition Practices class.
Emmanuel Ortega publishes review of exhibition by artist Yvette Mayorga
Emmanuel Ortega, Marilynn Thoma Scholar and Assistant Professor in Art of the Spanish Americas at UIC, has written a review of Chicago-based artist Yvette Mayorga's exhibition at The Momentary (Bentonville, Arkansas) for Hyperallergic.
Read the review here »
Jennifer Reeder in Filmmaker Magazine
Professor Jennifer Reeder is interviewed in Filmmaker Magazine about Perpetrator, the anticipated follow-up to her 2019 feature debut Knives and Skin.
“Reeder expanded upon Perpetrator‘s origins, the culture of misogyny it addresses and how she navigates her work’s thorny subjects as a devoted daughter and mother. Perpetrator will stream on Shudder later this year, accompanied by a theatrical window.” Read the full interview »
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-996-3143.
Testimonies on Paper: Art and Poetry of South Asian Women
January 20 – June 10, 2023
South Asia Institute
1925 S Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60616
Celebrate Women and Women's History Month at the South Asia Institute with their ongoing exhibition: Testimonies on Paper - Art and Poetry of South Asian Women. This exhibition brings together an array of works on paper by South Asian women artists from the Hundal Collection and scintillating poems penned by South Asian women poets; thus, creating a space for alternative narratives of femininity and identity as the poets respond to the works exhibited. Learn more »
"Testimonies" is curated by Andrea Moratinos (Dual MA, Art History and Criticism, Arts Administration and Policy, SAIC) and advised by poet Dipika Mukherjee. Communications Manager: Harini Nilakantan (MA, Museum and Exhibition Studies, UIC)
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.
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
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.
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