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. 

Past Events

The Visual Literature of Warren Lehrer
VCD Visiting Designer Lecture
October 31, 2019
Warren Lehrer is a writer, designer and multimedia artist known internationally as a pioneer in the fields of visual literature and design authorship. In this special presentation, he will discuss his career and present his new multi-media book, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon. A large collection of short visual poems, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon, a collaboration with poet Dennis J Bernstein, consists of a book (Paper Crown Press), animations, an exhibition, and reading/performances by the author and artist.

Printed & In Print
September 13, 2019
Come hear SAIC alumni Alyssa Arnesen, Ryan Basile, Evan Gendell, and Jose Resendiz talk about their projects. The four will cover the origin of their ideas, conceptual development, and why letterpress was an appropriate media to use. A short introduction by For the Love of Letterpress coauthors and part-time faculty Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha Chiplis will contextualize the discussion.

Penelope Umbrico: Web as Archive
March 28, 2019
Penelope Umbrico will talk about her multi-disciplinary, photo-based works exploring the ever-changing technologies of image making, and the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the web. Employing methods of aggregations and appropriation, installation and intervention, she re-casts these images, putting them to work to question what they mean, why they are shared, where the investment is, and what this points to.