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April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Wins Startup Award

SAIC faculty and alum Sharon Burdett (MFA 2005, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects) has won the 2017 Startup Challenge for her invention of a home bread-baking device.

April 14, 2017

SAIC Faculty Jefferson Pinder and Alum Laura Ann Harrison Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has named Jefferson Pinder, Professor in the Department of Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) as a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow along with SAIC alum, Laura Ann Harrison (SAIC 2014–17).

April 13, 2017

Eugenia Cheng Interviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education

In addition to being a classically-trained pianist, foodie, and humorist, SAIC scientist-in-residence and faculty Eugenia Cheng (Liberal Arts) is also an accomplished mathematician.

April 13, 2017

Tania Bruguera's Directorial Debut Featured in the Guardian

A life spent speaking truth to power and seismic changes in political order have led SAIC alum Tanya Bruguera (MFA 2001, HON 2016) to direct her first play at the Mosteiro de São Bento da Vitória in Portugal as part of the Biennial of Contemporary Arts. The performance, a rendition of Samuel Beckett's Endgame, augments the play's notorious incomprehensibility into a treatise on relationships to power.

April 12, 2017

ARTnews Shines Light on Underrated Artists

ARTnews recently featured several SAIC community members in an article recognizing underrated artists.

April 11, 2017

Alum Selected as Prototype Winner in Lexus Design Award

Designboom presented the 2017 shortlist for the Lexus Design Award.

April 10, 2017

Alum's Film Addresses Poverty in California

In 2012 and 2013 Natalie Bookchin (MFA 1990) interviewed over 100 people in homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy centers and job training programs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles about their experiences living in poverty.

April 10, 2017

Rirkrit Tiravanija Discusses New Exhibit with Designboom

Rirkrit Tiravanija (MFA 1986) was recently interviewed by Designboom about his participation in a collaborative and experimental exhibit, Exquisite Trust (Blindly Collective Collaborations).

April 7, 2017

History of SAIC Published in the Campus History Series

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a comprehensive history of SAIC, was recently published as part of Arcadia Publishing’s acclaimed Campus History series.

April 5, 2017

LaToya Ruby Frazier Honored by Ebony Magazine and Pratt Institute

In a special, print-only edition, Ebony named Associate Professor LaToya Ruby Frazier (Photography) one of the 100 most powerful women of all time.

April 4, 2017

Emil Ferris Interviewed by NPR About Graphic Novel "My Favorite Thing is Monsters"

NPR recently featured SAIC alum Emil Ferris (BFA 2008, MFA 2010) in an interview about the recent publication of her first graphic novel.

March 30, 2017

Are We Going to Live Forever?

Since the beginning of time, humans have seeked an answer to the question, "Are we going to live forever?" but have come up short. From the Twilight Zone and Star Trek to George Orwell’s 1984, artists have been helping us imagine artificial intelligence (AI) for decades.

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