Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to Present First Career Retrospective of Faculty Member Nick Cave

For the first time in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty member’s career, Stephanie and Bill Sick Professor of Fashion, Body and Garment Nick Cave will present a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA). Nick Cave: Forothermore will run at the MCA from May 14 to October 2, 2022, and online at

According to the Chicago Tribune, Nick Cave: Forothermore is Cave’s first major solo show in Chicago in 15 years. In his conversation with the Tribune, the artist shared that he doesn’t view the project as a traditional retrospective.

“I see it as a survey—sort of looking at a body of work that has expanded across three decades, and at the pivotal shifts within the work. It’s always been triggered by current affairs, and so in a way, (the show) is also looking at current events—police brutality, injustice—through broad strokes. It’s a survey of a practice and really how my work has shifted mediums. It’s a big project, it’s not an exhibition. That’s how I see this.”