MacLean Center Ballroom - 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Tom Burr works with sculptural and collage based form, alongside photography and writing. Emerging out of legacies of minimalism, conceptualism, feminist art practice and institutional critique, Burr’s work has reﬂected this history alongside his own biographical coordinates to consider notions of subjectivity and place, desire and states of control, and shifting queer conditions. Since the late 1980’s Burr has exhibited in numerous venues internationally. After attending School of Visual Arts and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York, Burr joined American Fine Arts, Co, where his exhibitions during the 1990’s and early 2000’s helped to ignite a dialogue around expanded ideas of site speciﬁcity, form, queer subjectivities and current political forces. Solo exhibitions have been presented at Secession, Vienna; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Gegenwarstkunst Museum, Basel; Savannah College of Art and Design Museum, Savannah; FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, among others. Burr’s work has been included in Skulptur Projecte Muenster; Istanbul Biennial; and the Whitney Biennial, among other international survey exhibitions. “Tom Burr, Anthology: Writings 1991-2015” was published by Sternberg press in 2015. Burr’s 2017 “The Railings (May, 1970), a steel, mesh and glass railing etched with Jean Genet’s complete 1970 “May Day Speech” was exhibited at and then acquired by, The Art Institute of Chicago this year.