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February 1, 2017

SAIC Unplugged

Flip it, pull it, and push it to win SAIC Unplugged, a new campus-wide energy reduction competition launching February 1. The competition, one of several initiatives of Instructional Resources and Facilities Management, challenges students, faculty, and staff to reduce their energy use in support of the Second Nature Carbon Commitment.

January 30, 2017

Alumni Operate Berlin Artist-Run Gallery

Artsy recently caught up with Carrick Bell (MFA 2008) and Michael Rocco Ruglio-Misurell (MFA 2008) in regards to their artist-run gallery, HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts.

January 30, 2017

Artsy Applauds Orly Genger's "Politically-Charged" Fiber Work

A recent Artsy editorial recognized SAIC alum Orly Genger (Post-Bac 2002) among a handful of artists who connect "the history of craft as 'women’s work' to that of repressive domesticity" and use knitting and crocheting to interrogate sociopolitics.

January 30, 2017

Dushko Petrovich Covers DC Women's March for Frieze

"I had intended to focus this report on artists," writes New Arts Journalism Program Director Dushko Petrovich in a recent Frieze article on the Women's March, "but as we approached the larger gathering, the sheer numbers of hats and signs reminded me how occasions like these make artists of everyone."

January 30, 2017

Andres Hernandez Inspires Creative Activism Through New CPS Art Program

Art Education faculty member Andres Hernandez (MA 2004) is filling his sabbatical as the first-ever resident artist of the Museum Contemporary Art's new SPACE—School Partnership for Art and Civic Engagement—program.

January 25, 2017

Faculty Member Collaborates with Comme des Garçons

Candida Alvarez, SAIC Professor in the Painting and Drawing department recently collaborated with avant-garde fashion designer Rei Kawakubo and her Comme des Garçons label for its autumn/winter 2017 menswear collections.

January 24, 2017

Faculty Member’s “Journey of Tolerance” Leads Him to Standing Rock

Leading a team of scientists, teachers, and other artists, SAIC faculty member Don Pollack (Visual Communication Design) set out on a 3,000-mile bike ride to “[remap] the Earth as a home for tolerance.”

January 24, 2017

SAIC Kicks Off A New Season Of Its Conversations At The Edge Series

CHICAGO—Beginning February 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) critically acclaimed series Conversations at the Edge will host a distinguished lineup of screenings, performances and talks by groundbreaking artists and filmmakers who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of experimental media.

January 24, 2017

Alum Featured in Group Show at Venice Biennale

Alum Lantian Xie (MFA 2012) is one of five artists representing the United Arab Emirates at the 57th Venice Biennale.

January 18, 2017

Athanasia Kyriakakos Named Finalist for National Teacher of the Year

Upon receiving glowing recommendations from her peers and community, SAIC alum Athanasia Kyriakakos (MFA 2000) is one of four finalists for this year’s National Teacher of the Year award.

January 18, 2017

SAIC Student Takes the Stage in Young Playwrights Festival

For the past 30 years, Chicago’s Pegasus Theatre has hosted their Young Playwrights Festival, which gives teenagers the opportunity to see their plays produced and directed by a professional theatre company.

January 18, 2017

SAIC’s Homan Square Initiatives Profiled in South Side Weekly

SAIC continues to be a larger part of critical dialogues concerning art’s transformative power.

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