AIR Happy Hour: Alejandro T. Acierto

Image courtesy of the artist

Image courtesy of the artist

Friday, March 23rd, 5-7:30 PM

Our current Artist in Residence, Alejandro T. Acierto, is hosting a Happy Hour this month. Have a drink, learn more about his practice, the residency, and what he’s been working on lately!

Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He has held solo exhibitions of his work at Roman Susan, SUB-MISSION, Corner, and HUME in Chicago, Institut für Alles Mögliche in Berlin, and performed solo projects at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Issue Project Room in New York, MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Defibrillator, and Center for New Music and Technology in Berkeley.

He has upcoming solo projects at Box Gallery and Boundary in Chicago, and performance works at the KANEKO in Omaha and as part of the Generator Series and at the Resonant Bodies Chicago Festival.  Acierto has also held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, VCCA, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago Artists' Coalition and was an FT/FN/FG Consortium Fellow and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center.

A 3Arts Awardee, he received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is an Artist in Residence for Creative Practice in Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University.

To learn more about Alejandro, check out our Q&A with him here.

Happy Hour with Current Artist in Residence: Joseph Wilcox

Thursday, August 3, 10, 24 and 31
5:00 - 7:00PM

Our current Artist in Residence Joseph Wilcox is hosting four Happy Hour events this month! Come hang out, talk shop, and have a drink with Joseph Wilcox from 5-7pm on August 3, 10, 24 and 31.

Joseph Wilcox (b. 1984) is an artist and educator living in Chicago. His zines are part of small publishing libraries nationally and internationally. As an artist, Wilcox takes on the role of object-maker, documentarian, curator, and project organizer to explore how institutional control and social power structures undermine the autonomy of the individual.He was most recently the co-founder and photo editor of LDOC, a free yearlong photography and creative writing publication that was distributed on the Red Line train in Chicago. Wilcox holds a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Lesley University College of Art and Design. He is a current resident in HATCH Projects and teaches contemporary art practices to high school students in Chicago.

If you want to more about Joseph, check out our Q&A with Joseph here and learn more about his practice and what he is working on during his residency!