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Left to right: Ali Asgar (Tara), "The Virus of Faith," 2016. Rashayla Brown (BFA 2015), "Rage to Master: Michelle Grabner's Poor Farm," 2016

Congratulations to current graduate student in the Performance department Ali Asgar (Tara) and Lecturer Rashayla Marie Brown (BFA 2015, Photography) who  are recipients of the...

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is pleased to welcome new full-time faculty members who are joining the School. These faculty members represent a diverse range of practices,...

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LaToya Ruby Frazier at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, in the gallery being prepared for her exhibition of photos "The Last Cruze." (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune)

“My life isn’t my own. My work is in service to making sure that working class people in this country are seen and heard. I think that their lives are much more valuable and precious than CEOs...

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Guanyu Xu (BFA 2016, MFA 2019), The Dining Room, 2018. Photographs by Guanyu Xu

Photographer Guanyu Xu (BFA 2016, MFA 2019) was profiled in the New Yorker. Xu, who grew up in Beijing, in a traditional household came to SAIC in 2014. On a trip back to China last year, Xu...

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Darryl Terrell (MFA 2017)

Darryl DeAngelo Terrell (MFA 2017) was named a Kresge Artist Fellow by Kresge Arts in Detroit. Funded by the Kresge Foundation, Kresge Artist Fellowships are administered by the...

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Whitney Biennial 2019

The Whitney Biennial 2019 opens this week on May 17 and runs through September 22. Curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, the foremost exhibition of contemporary American art, will feature...

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Photo of UAW 1112 demonstrating to pressure G.M. in Lordstown, Ohio

Associate Professor of Photography LaToya Ruby Frazier contributed a photo essay and interviews with the portrait subjects for the cover story, "The Last Cruze," of the "Money Issue"...

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Graham Foundation logo

The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts has released its 2019 list of individual grantees. This year the Graham Foundation has awarded $462,800 to 63 projects by...

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Newcity Breakout Artists 2019

Newcity released its 2019 Breakout Artists list, and six of the eight artists included are SAIC alums. The artists who "represent the unbounded energy of art making in Chicago" are...

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"Pizza Parade" Courtesy of the artist

Artist, alum, and Lecturer Alberto Aguilar (BFA 1997, MFA 2001, Contemporary Practices) frequently merges the domestic space with the artistic. Opening at the University of Illinois...

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SAIC Shows

Beginning March 9, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, kicks off a host of exciting year-end events. Celebrating the talented SAIC...

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F Newsmagazine, SAIC's student-run publication received numerous awards from the 2018–19 Illinois College Press Association contest. The publication won first place in...

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