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Newcity Breakout Artists 2019

Newcity released its 2019 Breakout Artists list, and six of the eight artists included are SAIC alums.

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Photo courtesy of ARTnews

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (MFA 1998, HON 2011) was highlighted in a recent article in ARTnews for his ability as a Thai artist to reach audiences internationally. 

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"Pizza Parade" Courtesy of the artist

Artist, alum, and Lecturer Alberto Aguilar (BFA 1997, MFA 2001, Contemporary Practices) frequently merges the domestic space with the artistic.

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Courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center

Tamer Hassan (MFA 2019) and Armand Yervant Tufenkian will premiere their innovative 16mm documentary 

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Thorsten Trimpop portrait

Assistant Professor Thorsten Trimpop (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation) was named a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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The Shed. Photo by Iwan Baan

Maryam Hoseini (SAIC 2014–16), Analisa Teachworth (BFA 2008), and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) are slated for exhibits in the first year of New York's new art center, The Shed's opening.

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Rashid Johnson directs Ashton Sanders and Nick Robinson on set. Thomas Hank Willis/HBO

Rashid Johnson's (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) first film, Native Son, an adaptation of Richard Wright's famous novel, debuts on HBO on Saturday, April 6 reports NPR's Morning Edition

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Peter Burr

The Department of Film, Video, New Media and Animation is proud to announce that Peter Burr will be our next Full-Time Visiting Artist for the 2019-20 academ

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Wu Tsang photographed in New York City, December 2018.

ArtNews recently profiled MacArthur Fellow, artist Wu Tsang (BFA 2004) about pivotal works in her career and how her art makes us question what we know about identity. 

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Patricia Nguyen and John Lee for Chicago Torture Justice Memorial

The Chicago Reader recently reported that Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), a collective which includes SAIC faculty members, alums, and stu

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SAIC Shows

Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end even

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Clockwise from left: Sam Falls (courtesy Brand New Gallery); Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (photo by Teddy Wachholz); Martine Syms (courtesy The Broad); Kameelah Janan Rasheed (courtesy Pinchuk Foundation); Sadie Barnette (courtesy the artist); and Lu Yang

artnet News asked more than 30 professors teaching contemporary art at some of the top university art history and MFA programs across the country to find out who they thought groundbreaking millennial artists were, and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) made the list.

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