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Blair Thomas. Photo courtesy of Saverio Truglia via "Chicago Reader"

Blair Thomas, adjunct associate professor in the School's Performance department, discusses his inspirations to pursue puppetry as a serious art form and his work as founder and artistic director of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival in a Chicago Reader feature story.

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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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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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SAIC was named the top producer of Fulbright US Students for special focus four-year institutions for 2018–19 with six awardees, reports the Chronicle of Higher Education

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In>Time Performance Festival

STATE, the performance by Ingri Fiksdal and Henrik Vibskov at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, along with Diorama, a collaborative outdoor performance with Fiksdal, Fredrik Floen, and MFA students from SAIC were featured in Newcity.

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Artists use beverage and food as a medium.

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Carole Frances Lung (BFA 2005, MFA 2007) and Wu Tsang (BFA 2004) were among the recipients of the United States Artists  (USA) 2019 Fellowship Award, which g

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Ni’Ja Whitson (MFA 2007) was awarded the 2019 Creative Capital Award.

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Sculptor, performer, and writer Gordon Hall (MA 2011, MFA 2011) is featured on the cover of the December issue of Art in America. Hall also contribu

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ArtReview lists artists Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates, and Marina Abramovic in its "2018 Power 100."

Activist and SAIC alum Tania Bruguera's (MFA 2001, HON 2016) latest installation of her exhibition, 10,143,210, tackles government censorship and the campaign to release photographer Shahidul Alam from prison.

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Several SAIC alums and faculty have participated in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gallery 400's current exhibition, Chicago Disability Activism, Arts, and Design: 1970s to Today.

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