SAIC at 900


On view each day from 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
900 N. Michigan Ave.

SAIC has partnered with the high-end, luxury galleria, 900 North Michigan Shops, to present a gallery of innovative work by students, faculty, and alumni. Located on the 6th floor of the shopping center across from Bloomingdale's, SAIC at 900 features rotating exhibitions of interdisciplinary art and design on the north end of the Magnificent Mile.

Austen Brown (MFA 2015), Directory, 2014

Directory is a site-specific work situated in the fractured “no place” of 900 North Michigan—a marketplace whose objects contained within it are touched by people from around the world, coming to Chicago waiting to be moved again.

Using fragments of video taken from people reciting segments of speech, each site outlined in the directory of 900 North Michigan is broken into its verbal parts and put back together as a collection of geographies. Outlining the cultural assemblage of our surroundings, Directory brings the global nature of our current era to the surface through voice and video.

Past SAIC at 900 artists have included:
Jeremiah Jones (MFA 2013)
Ethan Rose (MFA 2013)
SAIC's Fashion Design students
Jessica Fu (MFA 2015) and Tobias Zehntner (MFA 2015)
Programming Sound: Synthesis, featuring Simon JW Briggs, Raychel Brightman, Austen Brown, Nicholas Davis, Jesse H. Laier, Christopher Maves, Daniel Spangler, and Mike Sullivan
Alyssa Moxley (MFA 2014)
Yaloopop (MFA 2014)
Michael Hadley (MFA 2015)