SITE Galleries

Embodied Histories: Reconstructing the Present



Founded in 1994, SITE, once known as the Student Union Galleries (SUGs), is a student-run organization at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for the exhibition of student work. The two central tenets of the galleries are to build relationships between different departments and stakeholders throughout the institution and strengthen our role as a teaching gallery within and beyond SAIC. This is accomplished first through providing a consistent space for undergraduate and graduate directors to organize and generate exhibitions that realize the vision of student artists. Furthermore, with strategic programming, SITE supports these exhibitions and engages evolving currents and discourses in our communities. The student-led structure provides opportunities for emerging artists and scholars to explore artistic and administrative methods by placing emphasis on collaborative processes and professional practice in and out of the classroom.

For more information about SITE please visit our website here


Apply for a Fall 2023 Exhibition with SITE Galleries!

Submission Deadline: Saturday, April 8th at 11:59pm CST 
For application and information please visit SITE's website 
Questions? Contact SITE Directors & Staff Advisor at

SITE Galleries Exhibition Proposal Workshops
Leading up to the proposal deadline SITE is offering virtual proposal workshops. Interested students are encouraged to attend one in advance of submitting an application. Dates will be annouced soon! 

Visit SITE's website for more information and to rsvp.