to Sep 17

Memory Palace at Circle Contemporary

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Friends, colleagues, and Family,

If you happen to be in Chicago this summer, please stop by Circle Contemporary and check out this show curated by Nina Wexelblatt.

Elana Adler, Guy Conners, Lindsey Dorr-Niro, Óscar I. González Díaz, Thomas Kong, Alysha Kostelny, and Sara Ludy.

Curated by:
Nina Wexelblatt

“I was looking at all of the things and trying to notice connections between them. Why this table, why now? Why these things and not others?” 
-Alexandra Kleeman, Fairy Tale

To remember several things at once, turn each into an object and visualize arranging it carefully around an interior of your choosing. This is your memory palace. Anytime you need to recall an item, wander back through the palace. It should be right where you left it: information in a mental blueprint. But you might find that things congeal strangely in the set design of the mind. Coordinates warp and contract, matter changes properties, references dissolve.

This exhibition presents subconscious architectures and objects at the edge of familiarity. Inverted, fragmented, or at an odd angle, these works free us to forget the slick surfaces of easy identification, utility, or commodification. Turned over like tumbled rocks, their woozy edges expose what’s underneath: from the interior décor of dreams to the pure forms hiding inside the scraps of consumer culture.

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to Oct 14

I was Raised on The Internet

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (map)
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Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation, 2010. Video (13 minutes, 18 seconds), broken computer tower, CRT monitor, loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, and various cables; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Plugin, Basel. Collection of Alain Servais.

Eva and Franco Mattes, My Generation, 2010. Video (13 minutes, 18 seconds), broken computer tower, CRT monitor, loudspeakers, keyboard, mouse, and various cables; overall dimensions variable. Installation view, Plugin, Basel. Collection of Alain Servais.

It is with great pleasure that I share the invitation to this show I a part of

Via the MCA site:



Sophia Al-Maria
American Artist
Anna Anthropy
Cory Arcangel
Jeremy Bailey*
Zach Blas
Nate Boyce
Ingrid Burrington
Cao Fei
Antoine Catala
Jon Chambers*
Shu Lea Cheang
Ian Cheng
Chris Collins
Petra Cortright
Douglas Coupland
Simon Denny
Aleksandra Domanović
Stan Douglas
Constant Dullaart
E. Jane
Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin
John Gerrard
Óscar González-Díaz*
Matthew Angelo Harrison
Erin Hayden
Porpentine Charity Heartscape*
Mashaun Ali Hendricks*
Femke Herregraven
Shawné Michaelain Holloway*
Joel Holmberg
Juliana Huxtable
Oliver Laric
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Sara Ludy
Rachel Maclean
Eva and Franco Mattes
Takeshi Murata
Jayson Musson
Mendi + Keith Obadike
Laura Owens
Trevor Paglen
Heather Phillipson*
Angelo Plessas
Jon Rafman
Sean Raspet
Tabita Rezaire
Tabor Robak
Evan Roth
Jacolby Satterwhite
Ben Schumacher
Bogosi Sekhukhuni
Elias Sime
Daniel Steegman Mangrané
Hito Steyerl
Christopher Kulendran Thomas in collaboration with Annika Kuhlmann*
Thomson & Craighead
Josh Tonsfeldt
Francis Tseng
Amalia Ulman
Harm van den Dorpel
Artie Vierkant
Andrew Norman Wilson

* Commissioned work

I Was Raised on the Internet focuses on how the internet has changed the way we experience the world. Due to new types of gaming and entertainment and the rise of social media and alternative modes of representation, the everyday is no longer what it used to be. The ways we interact with each other have shifted through the connected nature of telecommunications devices across the internet, including mobile applications, social media platforms, and large search engines that have become everyday tools for individuals from all walks of life. New modes, not only of seeing but also of feeling, have emerged in response to this.

The exhibition seeks to put into language the idea of the “millennial’”—in the truest sense of the word—extrapolating the terms used by artists and creative practitioners in relation to the internet, including the so-called post-internet phenomenon. Fittingly, the viewer is an active agent, engaging new forms of networked behavior and participating both in the gallery space and beyond, through additional digital works hosted online. I Was Raised on the Internetplays with the dystopic connotations of our online multiverse but also is a direct reaction to the utopic beginnings of the world of computing.

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Rise from the Rubble, Weather the Winds: Fundraiser/Auction


Rise from the Rubble, Weather the Winds: Fundraiser and Art Auction for Relief Efforts in México and Puerto Rico

Friday, September 29th, 2017
Chicago Artist Coalition
217 N Carpenter St.
Chicago, IL 60607
$2-7 Sliding Scale Entry Fee

“Disaster doesn't sort us out by preferences; it drags us into emergencies that require we act, and act altruistically, bravely, and with initiative in order to survive or save the neighbors...mutual aid and pleasure are linked, that the ties that bind are grounds for celebration as well as obligation.” 
― Rebecca Solnit, A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

Join us this Friday for a one night fundraiser and silent art auction to benefit relief and long term efforts in Mexico and Puerto Rico.

The Chicago Artists Coalition has kindly donated their entire space for this event! 

There will be art, music, food, and libations donated by local and international artists, musicians and local businesses. All proceedings will go to relief causes for the recent earthquakes in Mexico and hurricane in Puerto Rico, (specifics of the local grassroots organizations will be given the night of the auction). 

There are over 60 participating local and international artists! 
The silent auction will include installation, sculpture, works on paper and prints. Publications, artist books, custom clothing, and fine good will also be for auction. 
**Silent auction will close promptly at 9pm!

Serving Buzzbox premium cocktails and beer provided by 5 Rabbit Cerveceria. 

If you are an artist or local business and would like to donate work, or goods and refreshments please email ASAP for more details to: erojas@saic.edu

Gracias, and we hope to see you all on Friday.

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to Sep 29

Reichstag Blue

A series of works around diasporas of exile is presented at this exhibition, bureaucratic systems of oppression and historical assimilation. 

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Join me during this Sept 22nd @ Das Institu fur Alles Mugliche 

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to Sep 18

EXPO Chicago


I am pleased to announced I will be at EXPO this year.  Please join me during the weekend of sept 13-17.  do say hi if you see me or my work. 


SEPTEMBER 13-17, 2017


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to May 18


MFA Show

Join us for the public opening reception of the 2017 MFA Show, a presentation of more than 100 MFA candidates’ new and ambitious work. 

Sullivan Galleries

33 S State St #7, Chicago, IL 60603

Exhibition on view through May 17
Free and open to the public
Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Students work for more than six months with three guest curators and 12 graduate curatorial fellows to envision the exhibition, an approach that allows for dialogue, process, and collaborative decision-making among the artists and curatorial teams.

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to Mar 18


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I have been graciously invited by Pia Singh to take part in a showcase of artists in response to the word citizen. I have presented a couple of studies from projects past that deal directly with the ideas of citizenship. Please take a look if you're in the area. 




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new works show
to Oct 15

new works show

  • 33 S. State St., 7th floor Chicago, IL. 60603 USA (map)
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September 19—October 15
Reception: Friday, September 23, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor

New Work showcases projects by current MFA and BFA students as selected through portfolio reviews by the SAIC Exhibitions and Exhibition Studies Committee. This year’s exhibition is rooted in exploratory and critical modes of making and viewing. Featuring work by Da'Niro Elle Brown, Oscar Gonzalez-Diaz, Rosabel Kurth, Melissa Leandro, Luis Enrique Mejico, Lucia Novoa, and Zhiyuan Yang. Curated by Graduate Curatorial Assistants Alice Ashiwa (MAAH 2017) and Asha Veal Brisebois (MAAAP 2017).

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