SAIC News

January 16, 2019

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Presents Fashion Designer Henrik Vibskov in His First U.S. Residency

CHICAGO—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, presents Copenhagen-based fashion designer Henrik Vibskov in his first artist residency in the United States. Through a collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) and the IN>TIME performance festival, Vibskov will install as part of the residency “Henrik Vibskov : 0000 : State on State,” a multimedia exhibition including fashion, film and a massive paper installation at SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, on view from Feb. 7 through 14, 2019. 

Martha Rosler, Untitled, Frankfurt (Main), 2004, c-print, 26 ½ x 40 inches. © Martha Rosler. Courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

January 16, 2019

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Releases Spring Lineup of Visiting Artists

This spring, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, will host a distinguished lineup of visiting artists who exemplify the boundary-blurring nature of contemporary art. The spring season kicks off on February 5.

January 16, 2019

Filipinx Artists Premiere Second Video Exploring Filipino Cuisine and Authenticity

Export Quality Collective is a group of 12 Filipinx American artists whose goal is to create platforms to engage with communities while advocating for more Filipinx visibility in the art world. 

January 14, 2019

Restoring the History of the Hubbard Street Murals

Chicago locals, an SAIC alum and current student, and artists from around the world have come together to expand the Hubbard Street Murals.

January 14, 2019

Celebrating SAIC's Annual Chicago Public Schools Exhibition

SAIC opened its All-City High School Senior Portfolio exhibition in the LeRoy Neiman Center on January 8. In partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) this annual show features the talent and achievements of more than 200 CPS high school students' artwork.

January 14, 2019

David Getsy Curates Compelling Portrait of Stephen Varble

Professor David Getsy has been highlighted by the New York Times for his curation of the show Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan.

January 14, 2019

A Plus-Size Designer for Plus-Size Women

SAIC alum and fashion designer, Tamara Malas (BFA 2012), is a plus-size woman who designs for plus-size people. 

January 10, 2019

Martine Syms Displays Solo Show at Graham Foundation

Los Angeles-based artist Martine Syms (BFA 2007) recently mounted a solo show featuring her debut feature-length film, Incense Sweaters & Ice at the Graham Foundation in Chicago.

January 9, 2019

Newcity Celebrates SAIC Faculty and Alum Contributions to Chicago Theater

Newcity magazine includes SAIC faculty and alums on their 2019 Players Hall of Fame list.

January 8, 2019

Celebrating Charles Harrison: Innovator and Designer

Charles Harrison (BFA 1954) was a celebrated designer known for improving upon more than 750 designs as the first African American executive for Sears, Roebuck and Company. 

Photo courtesy of Deladus Foundation

January 8, 2019

Professor David Getsy Awarded Prestigious Dedalus Foundation's 2019 Senior Fellowship

SAIC's Goldabelle McComb Finn Distinguished Professor of Art History David Getsy recieved a senior fellowship from the Dedalus Foundation for his project Queer Behavior: Scott Burton’s Postminimalism and Performance in the 1970s.

January 3, 2019

Nick Cave's Work Until Featured in Vogue Living Australia

Nick Cave, Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment was recently featured in an article in Vogue Living Australia for his work Until, which is on display at Carraigeworks in Sydney through March 3.

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