SAIC Galleries

SAIC Galleries Providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the public opportunities to explore how art functions within society today. SAIC Galleries is a vibrant, public art space that features the boundary-pushing work of emerging and established contemporary artists and designers.
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Opened in the fall of 2020, SAIC Galleries is part of a four-story gallery and studio space at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) 33 Building, located in the heart of Chicago’s Loop at 33 East Washington Street. SAIC Galleries offers 26,000 square feet of exhibition space for annual student and faculty shows, as well as special exhibitions featuring national and international artists. SAIC Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, the School's exhibition spaces are teaching galleries that engage process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.

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FVNMAS Festival 2021 Program Schedule !! Link in bio for more info and to reserve tickets.Program 1: To Touch With Your ...
05/10/2021

FVNMAS Festival 2021 Program Schedule !! Link in bio for more info and to reserve tickets.

Program 1: To Touch With Your Eyes
Various directors, USA, China, Japan, 2020-2021, 76 min + Q & A
May 10 - 16
Photo Credit: Peixuan Ouyang

Program 2: The Ties That Bind
Various directors, USA, 2021, 65 min + Q & A
May 11 - 17
 Photo Credit: Mari Xiao

Program 3: Night Falls
Various directors, USA, 2021, 88 min + Q & A
May 12 - 18
Photo Credit: Can

Program 4: Transits and Transformations
Various directors, USA, China, 2019-2021, 67 min + Q & A
May 13 - 19
Photo Credit: Adrian Velazquez

Program 5: Naked America (work in progress)
Ines Moldavsky USA, 2020, 67 min
May 14 - 21
Photo Credit: Ines Moldavsky

#FVNMASFestival2021 #SAIC #StudentFilm

Did you miss IMPACT? You're in luck!🍀🌟 SAIC is collaborating with The Neu Lithium to re-stream the festival May 10-19 on...
05/05/2021

Did you miss IMPACT? You're in luck!🍀🌟 SAIC is collaborating with The Neu Lithium to re-stream the festival May 10-19 on their website. Event link in bio

@theneulithium
Unconventional circumstances make for unconventional art. This year, SAIC’s IMPACT Performance Festival took place virtually on the weekend of April 17 & 18, 2021. For this collaboration, TNL brings to you short 1ON1 sessions with all eight participating artists with a limited-run replay of their performances. Link to the interviews in bio.

Schedule:
May 3 - 10, we release an interview every day, alphabetical by first name
May 10 - 19, we bring to you a limited-run replay of the complete virtual performances. Stay tuned 💫

@benkimpap, @calliope.eclipses, @zoevulgs, @jordanknecht, @ennui2, @salmorenoj.art, @saicperformance, @saic_galleries @lsteinb9, @sofiagc0, @ats.saic, @saic.wp

#IMPACT2021 #SAICPerformance #SAICStudents #SAICshows #SpecialFeature #TheNeuLithium

Did you miss IMPACT? You're in luck!🍀🌟 SAIC is collaborating with The Neu Lithium to re-stream the festival May 10-19 on their website. Event link in bio

@theneulithium
Unconventional circumstances make for unconventional art. This year, SAIC’s IMPACT Performance Festival took place virtually on the weekend of April 17 & 18, 2021. For this collaboration, TNL brings to you short 1ON1 sessions with all eight participating artists with a limited-run replay of their performances. Link to the interviews in bio.

Schedule:
May 3 - 10, we release an interview every day, alphabetical by first name
May 10 - 19, we bring to you a limited-run replay of the complete virtual performances. Stay tuned 💫

@benkimpap, @calliope.eclipses, @zoevulgs, @jordanknecht, @ennui2, @salmorenoj.art, @saicperformance, @saic_galleries @lsteinb9, @sofiagc0, @ats.saic, @saic.wp

#IMPACT2021 #SAICPerformance #SAICStudents #SAICshows #SpecialFeature #TheNeuLithium

Join us May 10-16 for the 2021 FVNMAS Festival! The Festival will once again take place virtually via @filmcenter. Link ...
05/04/2021

Join us May 10-16 for the 2021 FVNMAS Festival! The Festival will once again take place virtually via @filmcenter. Link in bio for more information and to register 📽📝

About the Festival:
Encounter the next generation of film, video, sound and new media artists as SAIC students present their thesis projects in this festival of innovative live-action shorts, animation, feature-length narrative and nonfiction works, and experimental pieces.

The festival will be hosted in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center. A new program will premiere each night, Monday through Friday, and be available to view for a week on the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Eventive platform. All programs are FREE and Open to the Public. 

The festival would not be possible without the incredible work of festival programmer Amy Beste; Casey Puccini, our festival producer; Trevor Martin and the rest of the Department of Exhibitions staff; Jean de St. Aubin, Andy Berlin, and the entire staff at the Gene Siskel Film Center; our graduate assistant Denny Mwaura; the FVNMA technical staff; Frédéric Moffet, chair of FVNMA, and all the faculty members who worked diligently with the students over the past many years; and, above all, to all the participating artists for their hard work and inspiring vision.

Participating Artists:
Paige Thomson Alexander, Sofía Alfaro, Emily Anshen, Zoe Butler, Can, Cliff, Cindy Cheng, Cosmo Coffey, Feng Yunjuan, Calla Flanagan, Jay Jung, Ān Kassel, Haruhi Kobayashi, Ines Moldavsky, orr, Peixuan Ouyang, Haomin Peng, Sophia Pierre, Ravi Shawn Jha, Emilie Robinson, Carly Paige, Kye Benjamin Stone, Adrian Velazquez, Angela Yang, Yuanqing Ye, Yonatan Yin, Tiya Yuan, Siyi Zhang

#FVNAMSFestival2021 #SAIC #StudentFilm

Join us May 10-16 for the 2021 FVNMAS Festival! The Festival will once again take place virtually via @filmcenter. Link in bio for more information and to register 📽📝

About the Festival:
Encounter the next generation of film, video, sound and new media artists as SAIC students present their thesis projects in this festival of innovative live-action shorts, animation, feature-length narrative and nonfiction works, and experimental pieces.

The festival will be hosted in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center. A new program will premiere each night, Monday through Friday, and be available to view for a week on the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Eventive platform. All programs are FREE and Open to the Public. 

The festival would not be possible without the incredible work of festival programmer Amy Beste; Casey Puccini, our festival producer; Trevor Martin and the rest of the Department of Exhibitions staff; Jean de St. Aubin, Andy Berlin, and the entire staff at the Gene Siskel Film Center; our graduate assistant Denny Mwaura; the FVNMA technical staff; Frédéric Moffet, chair of FVNMA, and all the faculty members who worked diligently with the students over the past many years; and, above all, to all the participating artists for their hard work and inspiring vision.

Participating Artists:
Paige Thomson Alexander, Sofía Alfaro, Emily Anshen, Zoe Butler, Can, Cliff, Cindy Cheng, Cosmo Coffey, Feng Yunjuan, Calla Flanagan, Jay Jung, Ān Kassel, Haruhi Kobayashi, Ines Moldavsky, orr, Peixuan Ouyang, Haomin Peng, Sophia Pierre, Ravi Shawn Jha, Emilie Robinson, Carly Paige, Kye Benjamin Stone, Adrian Velazquez, Angela Yang, Yuanqing Ye, Yonatan Yin, Tiya Yuan, Siyi Zhang

#FVNAMSFestival2021 #SAIC #StudentFilm

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is now open!! 🎉Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm by appointment only. Please vis...
05/03/2021

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is now open!! 🎉

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm by appointment only. Please visit the link in our bio to book an appointment.

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is the culminating presentation of MFA, MDes, and MArch candidates in the SAIC class of 2021 and an opportunity for new and ambitious work to be presented to the public in the new SAIC Galleries.

Work pictured:
Front - Kazuki Guzmán
“Hammer Study”, 2021

Left - Mary Griffin
“Morning Study”, “Inopportune”, and “I Killed The Rat”, 2021

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is now open!! 🎉

Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday 11am-6pm by appointment only. Please visit the link in our bio to book an appointment.

The 2021 Graduate Exhibition is the culminating presentation of MFA, MDes, and MArch candidates in the SAIC class of 2021 and an opportunity for new and ambitious work to be presented to the public in the new SAIC Galleries.

Work pictured:
Front - Kazuki Guzmán
“Hammer Study”, 2021

Left - Mary Griffin
“Morning Study”, “Inopportune”, and “I Killed The Rat”, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! SITE Galleries is accepting proposals for exhibitions to happen in the Fall 2021 semester. Apply by ...
04/14/2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! SITE Galleries is accepting proposals for exhibitions to happen in the Fall 2021 semester. Apply by April 17th at 11:59 pm cst.
Questions, email: [email protected]

DEADLINE EXTENDED!! SITE Galleries is accepting proposals for exhibitions to happen in the Fall 2021 semester. Apply by April 17th at 11:59 pm cst.
Questions, email: [email protected]

04/08/2021

The IMPACT Performance Festival showcases performance work by MFA and BFA students who are completing their degrees in the SAIC class of 2021.

This year, the festival will be presented virtually over the weekend of Saturday April 17 and Sunday April 18.

Each of four programs will be streamed as a live broadcast.Additionally, viewers are invited below to join the official Zoom Watch Party to watch each program as part of a live zoom audience.

Register for the Zoom Watch parties at https://www.saic.edu/impact2021 or visit the link in our bio.

Participating Artists: Jordan Knecht, Corey Smith, DJ Malinowski, Ben Kim Paplham, llio sophia, Anna Schwartz, Sal Moreno and Zoë Vulgamott.

@benkimpap, @calliope.eclipses, @zoevulgs, @jordanknecht, @ennui2, @salmorenoj.art, @saicperformance, @saic_galleries @lsteinb9, @sofiagc0, @ats.saic, @saic.wp

#IMPACT2021
#SAICPerformance
#SAICStudents
#SAICshows

De-installation of the Spring 2021 Undergraduate Exhibition has begun!  We at SAIC Galleries would like to congratulate ...
03/29/2021

De-installation of the Spring 2021 Undergraduate Exhibition has begun!  We at SAIC Galleries would like to congratulate all of our participating students on a wonderful show. ✨

Students - haven't made your de-install appointment yet?  Schedule your one-hour time slot through Acuity now, and be sure to review Canvas for more information on de-install.


Pictured: Maeve McGale (SAIC '22), Student Gallery Assistant, works on lighting. @howmyheartbleeds

Artists featured from left to right: Tong Pan, Li An, and Yuxuan (Cissy) Huang.

De-installation of the Spring 2021 Undergraduate Exhibition has begun!  We at SAIC Galleries would like to congratulate all of our participating students on a wonderful show. ✨

Students - haven't made your de-install appointment yet?  Schedule your one-hour time slot through Acuity now, and be sure to review Canvas for more information on de-install.


Pictured: Maeve McGale (SAIC '22), Student Gallery Assistant, works on lighting. @howmyheartbleeds

Artists featured from left to right: Tong Pan, Li An, and Yuxuan (Cissy) Huang.

Join us tonight at 7pm (CST) for the second program of the FVNMAS Festival! To view, please visit siskelfilmcenter.org/S...
12/01/2020

Join us tonight at 7pm (CST) for the second program of the FVNMAS Festival! To view, please visit siskelfilmcenter.org/SAIC-FVNMAS2020

Leave Nothing Behind
Stephanie Schwiederek, USA, 2020, 56 min
Dec 1 - Dec 7 2020

An intimate and visceral portrait of the filmmaker’s immigrant mother, her journey to America from Czechoslovakia, and their shared experiences of precariousness living in a motel for thirteen years. Link in bio!

Still from Leave Nothing Behind (dir. Stephanie Schwiederek)

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAIC Film Video New Media and Animation

Tonight at 7pm CST! Join us for the first program of the FVNMAS Festival. To register for this free program, please visi...
11/30/2020

Tonight at 7pm CST! Join us for the first program of the FVNMAS Festival. To register for this free program, please visit siskelfilmcenter.org/SAIC-FVNMAS2020
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FVNMAS Festival Program 1:⠀

Shorts: Passages⠀
Various directors, USA, Argentina, Canada, 2019-20, 61 min⠀
Nov 30 - Dec 6, 2020⠀

Through a breathtaking array of styles and perspectives, this program follows the migrations of a family across space and time, reflects on the circularity of life, draws us into a series of mysterious digital encounters, and conjures new realities. Link in bio!⠀

The Dependents - Sofia Brockenshire, Argentina, Canada, USA, 2020, 5 min⠀

The Edge of a Hole (Work in Progress)⠀
Kishino Takagishi, USA, 2020, 18 min⠀

60 Degrees: A Flatland Film⠀
Hannah Williams, USA, 2019, 2 min⠀

Ashore⠀
Elisa Peterson, USA, 2020, 3 min⠀

******.com⠀
Vesper Guo, USA, 2020, 15 min⠀

Burnt Offerings⠀
Sarah Cribbs, USA, 2020, 15 min⠀

Noise Field⠀
Ashley Cheng-Jie Liu, USA, 2019, 3 min⠀

Still from The Dependents (dir. Sofia Brockenshire)⠀

SAIC Film Video New Media and Animation Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SAIC Galleries
10/15/2020

SAIC Galleries

Today marks the launch of The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from the graduate class of 2020 at the Sch...
08/05/2020
SAIC 2020 Graduate Exhibitions

Today marks the launch of The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from the graduate class of 2020 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). This website features current projects, thesis work, and creative reflections on our current moment from more than 150 artists, designers, and scholars.

Throughout August, the website will be activated by a series of programming initiatives including: daily viewing recommendations, written reflections on the prevailing themes within the presented work, and a conversation series hosted by SAIC faculty.

To view the site, head to the link below!
http://sites.saic.edu/gradshow2020/

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Starting this weekend, The Goethe-Institut Chicago (@gi_chicago) will begin streaming Pina Bausch Tanzfilms from the L'A...
07/10/2020
Goethe-Institut Chicago

Starting this weekend, The Goethe-Institut Chicago (@gi_chicago) will begin streaming Pina Bausch Tanzfilms from the L'Arche Editions each weekend in July.

Beginning her work as a choreographer in 1968, Pina Bausch is the inventor of Tanztheater as it is known today. During 40 years as Artistic Director of Tanztheater Wuppertal, Pina Bausch nurtured an ensemble of vivid imagination and grand scale. Since her untimely death in 2009, the company has continued to tour her 46 choreographic works around the world.⠀

This selection of rare screenings, featuring The Complaint of an Empress (Die Klage der Kaiserin), Ahnen ahnen, and Sacre Rehearsal (Probe Sacre), are free of charge and will be available for 48 hours, each film.
You can register to stream these films on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/goethe-institut-chicago-2124342025
Link also in @gi_chicago bio.

Screening schedule:
07/11, 12PM CST - 07/13, 12PM CST⠀
The Complaint of an Empress (Die Klage der Kaiserin)⠀

07/18, 12PM CST - 07/20, 12PM CST⠀
Ahnen ahnen⠀

07/25, 12PM CST - 07/27, 12PM CST⠀
Sacre Rehearsal (Probe Sacre)

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation.At the Goethe Institut Chicago we promote knowledge of the German language and foster international c...

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
04/24/2020
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

In his new online exhibition, Rashid Johnson (SAIC 2003–04, HON 2018) shares works made in response to the pandemic. A portion of the proceeds will go to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.

03/17/2020
Information on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Sullivan Galleries is currently closed until further notice. In accordance with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SAIC has suspended all on-campus events, exhibitions, and programming. For more information please visit Saic.edu/alerts.

Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) As previously announced, Spring Break remains extended and remote classes begin April 6. Campus is closing beginning Tuesday, March 17 to non-essential o

Video Data Bank
02/10/2020

Video Data Bank

Open today! 'We Don't Want Your MTV' at SAIC Sullivan Galleries 💙📼 come get hypnotized by video art through Saturday 2/15 ✨ Pictured is 'Stuffing' by Animal Charm (1998).

https://bit.ly/2UECWuB

Tomorrow! Join us for STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art Screening.
12/04/2019

Tomorrow! Join us for STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art Screening.

Join us this Thursday at 4:15 for a screening of:

STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Sullivan Galleries is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,”* the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. For Day With(out) Art’s thirtieth year, over 100 institutions worldwide will screen STILL BEGINNING, recognizing the important and necessary work of artists, activists, and cultural workers who have responded to AIDS while emphasizing the persistent presence of the epidemic.

IMAGE: Derrick Woods-Morrow, Much handled things are always soft, 2019. Commissioned for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2019. Production still by Patric McCoy
@ SAIC Sullivan Galleries

Join us this Thursday at 4:15 for a screening of:STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) ArtSullivan Galleries is...
12/03/2019

Join us this Thursday at 4:15 for a screening of:

STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art

Sullivan Galleries is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for the thirtieth annual Day With(out) Art by presenting STILL BEGINNING, a program of seven newly commissioned videos responding to the ongoing HIV/AIDS epidemic by Shanti Avirgan, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Carl George, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres, and Derrick Woods-Morrow.

The seven short videos range in subject from anti-stigma work in New Orleans to public sex culture in Chicago, highlighting pioneering AIDS activism and staging intergenerational conversations. Recalling Gregg Bordowitz’s reminder that “THE AIDS CRISIS IS STILL BEGINNING,”* the video program resists narratives of resolution or conclusion, considering the continued urgency of HIV/AIDS in the contemporary moment while revisiting resonant cultural histories from the past three decades.

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. For Day With(out) Art’s thirtieth year, over 100 institutions worldwide will screen STILL BEGINNING, recognizing the important and necessary work of artists, activists, and cultural workers who have responded to AIDS while emphasizing the persistent presence of the epidemic.

IMAGE: Derrick Woods-Morrow, Much handled things are always soft, 2019. Commissioned for Visual AIDS’ Day With(out) Art 2019. Production still by Patric McCoy
@ SAIC Sullivan Galleries

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The Sullivan Galleries represent 32,000 square feet of exhibition space-the only single contemporary gallery site of its size in the Chicago Loop. Located in the Sullivan Center at 33 South State Street, the historic site of Louis Sullivan's masterpiece Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building, the galleries feature exhibitions, performances, lectures, and screenings by SAIC students, faculty, and guest artists. Recently relocated to 33 South State Street, the Betty Rymer Gallery features a range of exhibitions of work by SAIC students, faculty, and international artists. The Sullivan Galleries brings to Chicago audiences the work of acclaimed and emerging artists, while providing the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the public opportunities for direct involvement and exchange with the discourses of art today. With shows and projects often led by faculty or student curators, it is a teaching gallery that engages the exhibition process as a pedagogical model and mode of research.

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