In addition to his staple installations, Gibson intends to populate the American pavilion with Indigenous poets, performers, and musicians.

Alum Tizziana Baldenebro (MArch 2018) is helming the United States Pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale Architettura.

Assistant Professor Salvador Jiménez-Flores was recently featured in the Chicago Sun Times for completing his sculpture Caminantes, a nine-foot tall celebration of the immigrant experience in Little Village.

Amber Bay Bemak (MFA 2006), Maura Brewer (BFA 2006), Maris Curran (MFA 2006), Jac Jemc (MFA 2008), Martine Syms (BFA 2007), and Sheri Wills (MFA 1992, MA 1996) are among this year's fellows. 

Contemporary Practices Visiting Artist Series

Each semester, Contemporary Practices hosts a Visiting Artist Talk followed by a Student Panel where students have the opportunity to engage with our visiting artists through lively discussions. Amazing guests include Jasmine Wahi, Self-Esteem Salon, JJJJJerome EllisIndira AllegraDamon Locks, and Tonika Lewis Johnson.

Past Events

Art Bash 2023 
March 24–April 7
ARTBASH is the annual culminating event of SAIC's Contemporary Practices year-long program. Co-produced by faculty and students, this exhibition is a showcase of work made in the department.

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