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August 25, 2017

Alum's Photo Series Are the Focus of Recent Article

Recent graduate Darryl Terrell (MFA 2017) was profiled in an article for i-D magazine that details four of his latest photo series, each of which tackles the nuances of identity through the lens of his own compelling narrative.

August 25, 2017

Ruba Katrib Named Curator at MoMA PS1

Beginning October 15, Ruba Katrib (BA 2004) will leave her post at SculptureCenter to take over as curator at MoMA PS1. "As a longtime admirer of Ruba's Work, I am thrilled that she is joining the museum," chief curator Peter Eleey told Artforum.

August 25, 2017

SAIC Welcomes 13 New Full-Time Faculty Members

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. Among the new full-time faculty is Dawn Gavin, the inaugural Smith-Buonanno Family Director of Contemporary Practices and 13 new tenure-track faculty new to SAIC.

August 24, 2017

Krista Franklin Included in Profile of Chicago's Afrofuturist Writers

Krista Franklin, who teaches in the School’s Writing department, has been featured in Chicago magazine’s roundup of the city’s Afrofuturist poets and writers.

August 24, 2017

Alumni in Running for Gary Public Art Contest

Downtown Gary will be getting new public art thanks to its inaugural public art competition. Sponsored by the Legacy Foundation, the contest is offering awards ranging from $25,000 to $3,000, and SAIC alumni are included in the list of 15 finalists. Damon Reed (BFA 1999) and Lauren Pacheco (MA 2015) are both in the running for the competition's top prize, $25,000.

August 22, 2017

The Initiator

Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001, HON 2016) is igniting a revolution after announcing her candidacy for president of Cuba. Through her art practice, she transformers her audience into engaged citizens. 

August 22, 2017

Alumni Assemble Show on Iranian Identity

Kimia Maleki (MA 2016) curated the show Sedentary Fragmentation, on view at Heaven Gallery until August 25.

August 22, 2017

Eugenia Cheng Featured on PBS NewsHour

Lecturer and Scientist-in-Residence Eugenia Cheng (Liberal Arts) was featured in a segment for PBS NewsHour on re-thinking our cultural approach to math.

August 22, 2017

Chicago Tribune Reviews Show on Black Masculinity

KT Hawbaker (MA 2017), an editing assistant at the Chicago Tribune and recent New Arts Journalism graduate, reviewed Brotha: Rehumanizing the Dehumanized. Currently on view at The Overlook, the show assembles six artists' work that examines how ideas of Black masculinity are constructed.

August 18, 2017

Our Response to Charlottesville

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, On the first day of the new academic year, we will reach out to you with a welcoming message.

August 15, 2017

Project Runway Welcomes SAIC Alum

On August 17, millions of Lifetime viewers will be able to see firsthand just how stylish SAIC really is. Vincent Yu (MDes 2017) is one of 16 contestants for the upcoming season of Project Runway.

August 11, 2017

John McKinnon Will Lead Elmhurst Art Museum

After nearly a decade of defining taste at the Art Institute of Chicago, John McKinnon (MA 2008) is taking his talents to Elmhurst Art Museum. McKinnon will be stepping down from his position as program director at the Art Institute's Society for Contemporary Art to take over as executive director at Elmhurst Art Museum.

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