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.

Michael Hadley, Public Insecurities, 2014

Lying in bed with the glow of my laptop screen illuminating my keyboard, I was Googling some hypochondriacal worry. Four words into my search, a suggestion popped up that exactly predicted what I was going to type. These suggestions come from private searches, recorded by search engines, which are anonymized and re-presented to us. 

The searches in Public Insecurities are screen recordings of search suggestions being typed. They are expressions of collective, private insecurities that can be uncovered by typing a few, charged words into a search bar.  

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)