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SAIC community members are once again an integral part of this year's EXPO CHICAGO, Chicago's international exposition of contemporary and modern art.


The Gene Siskel Film Center's Panorama Latinx short film showcase, Cortadito, is an eight film program featuring Chicago-based Latinx filmmakers.

SAIC alums have been featured widely in upcoming fall visual arts events in publications such as artnet, Chicago Sun-Times, and ARTnews, with all three having covered the Chicago Imagists' Hairy Who? 1966–1969, which will open at the Art Institute of Chicago on September 28.


Interdisciplinary artist and SAIC alum Dread Scott (BFA 1989) is well known for his controversial work What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag?

Beatriz Santiago Munoz

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz (MFA 1997) is a film and video artist who addresses materiality with an empathic humanity. Her work explores language, modes of thinking, and ethnography within Caribbean culture and Puerto Rico. Her art was included in the Whitney Biennial 2017 and has been featured in ArtSlant, BOMB, and Art in America. The Sullivan Galleries will feature her work as part of an upcoming group exhibition this fall.

Tony Tasset’s 'Judy’s Hand Pavilion', currently installed in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Photograph: ALEX GREENBERGER/ARTNEWS
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The inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art 

Jiho Shin and Yohan Han

Here’s an excerpt of the Korean Student Association’s conversation with Jiho Shin (BFA 1996) and Yohan Han (BFA 2006), leaders of SAIC’s Korean Alumni Association.

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The 2018 MakeWork Challenge winners have been announced. The annual MakeWork Challenge offers SAIC students and recent alumni an opportunity to present busin

SAIC continues its year-end events with an exciting line-up for spring and summer.

Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04) began shooting his debut directorial film in Chicago this month.

Mural of Barack Obama at CYC by Elana Tenner (MA 2018) and Jenna Boyles (MA 2018)

SAIC brings service and the arts to the third annual Day of Service at Homan Square where the School operates a classroom space in Nichols Tower. 

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The Graham Foundation has released its 2018 list of individual grantees.

SAIC alumni David Hartt (MFA 1994) and Martine Syms (BFA 2007) are inaugural Fellows as part of the Graham Foundation's new fellowship program.

Beginning March 10, 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 events. 

Jon Cates, associate professor in the Departments of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation and A

Bill Shannon (BFA 1996) and Dread Scott (BFA 1989) were among the recipients of the United States Artists 2018 Fellowship Award, which grants up to $50,000 i

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will hold its 2018 Commencement Ceremony at the new Wintrust Arena at 200 East Cermak Road.

3Arts, a Chicago-based nonprofit advocating for women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities, has honored two members of the SAIC community

This year's edition of Newcity's Film 50 list highlights Chicago's behind-the-scenes film community, and several SAIC community members were include

Tara Jo Tashna, one of the performers in the shower. Photo: Walter Wlodarczyk via MoMA PS1

Caitlin Baucom (MFA 2012) is organizing Spittle of the Moon to highlight artists fostered by New York's alternative and artist-run spaces.

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This week, the Chicago Sun-Times highlighted Jennifer Reeder (MFA 1996) for her work directing Signature Move, a cross-cultural lesbian rom

Several members of the SAIC community will participate in Tr

Describing Apichatpong Weerasethakul (MFA 1998, HON 2011) as "one of the most important filmmakers working today," the Chicago Reader reflects on hi

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has named Daniel Eisenberg, Professor in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation and Visual and Critical

Several members from SAIC's community were included on Newcity’s

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome 13 new full-time faculty members who are joining the School this fall.

This fall, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will launch its Museum Education Graduate Scholars Program, a joint venture between the Art Inst

SAIC is well represented on the Graham Foundation’s list of 2017 grantees.

Hong Sang-soo’s (MFA 1989) film On the Beach at Night Alone won the prestigious Wilf Family Foundation Award (worth $20,000) for best international

SAIC will be out in full force at EXPO CHICAGO 2017, managing a booth while faculty and alumni present work, and c

The New Yorker recently published a profile of

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowship is designed to provide support to independent artists and art collectives working to highl

Cheryl Pope (BFA 2003, MDes 2010), an Assistant Professor in the School’s Fashion Desi

CHICAGO–The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced that renowned artist and SAIC alum Jeff Koo

A busy screening at Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago.

Movie Maker named SAIC’s Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) one of four institutions that have shaped ind

Installation view, MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls, MCA Chicago, Dec 15, 2016–Jun 18, 2017 Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago

Artist and SAIC Associate Professor Claudia Hart (Film, Video, New Media, and Animation) want

Walt Disney Animation Studios animator Amy Lawson Smeed (BFA 1997) first made waves with animation in an SAIC classroom.

Theodore Darst's (BFA 2011) first solo show is currently on display at Magenta Plains gallery in New York City.

In 2012 and 2013 Natalie Bookchin (MFA 1990) interviewed over 100 people in homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy centers and job training programs i


Propeller Fund recently released its list of 2016 grant recipients, and many SAIC alumni and faculty projects have been awarded.

An interview with SAIC President Walter E. Massey.

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Alum Lantian Xie (MFA 2012) is one of five artists representing the United Arab Emirates at the 57th Venice Biennale.

Zhengze Zhu's (MFA 2017) film Another Year has been awarded the 2016 Best International Feature Award by the Montreal International Documentary Fest

As the weather cooled in Chicago things heated up in Miami where several SAIC alumni took Miami fair week by storm.