The Mission

The Mission THE MISSION promotes art of the Americas by organizing a diverse program of provocative solo exhibitions and dynamic group shows. THE MISSION represents artists from the United States and Latin America, promoting an international dialogue through a diverse program of provocative solo exhibitions and group shows.
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Since 2010, THE MISSION has presented pioneering exhibitions of innovative contemporary and historical art, including numerous US debuts for influential artists from South America. Exploring distinctive cultural, social and historical contexts, THE MISSION advocates for artists that shape, inform and challenge contemporary art across media and genres. THE MISSION is dedicated to supporting artistic experimentation and forging new exchanges between artists and audiences throughout the Americas.

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11/03/2017

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Jeroen Nelemans talking art and life with Danny Volk in our Live Made-Up w/ Danny Volk event at THE MISSION. @madeupwith...
09/30/2017

Jeroen Nelemans talking art and life with Danny Volk in our Live Made-Up w/ Danny Volk event at THE MISSION. @madeupwithdv @vdvdvvd @jeroennelemans

TODAY AT 3pm! Come by THE MISSION to see a Live Made-Up w/ Danny Volk featuring Jeroen Nelemans! @jeroennelemans @vdvdvv...
09/30/2017

TODAY AT 3pm! Come by THE MISSION to see a Live Made-Up w/ Danny Volk featuring Jeroen Nelemans! @jeroennelemans @vdvdvvd @madeupwithdv

REMINDER:  Deadline is this Friday, September, 1! Proposals will be selected by the 2018 Selection Committee!
08/29/2017

REMINDER: Deadline is this Friday, September, 1!

Proposals will be selected by the 2018 Selection Committee!

DEADLINE EXTENSION! THE SUB-MISSION is now accepting proposals through Friday, September, 1! For application details and guidelines, go to https://themissionprojects.com/thesubmission

Proposals will be selected by the 2018 Selection Committee!

Claudine Ise, Director of the Freeark Art Gallery + Sculpture Garden, Riverside Arts Center and Director of Goldfinch
Jose Lerma, Chicago-based artist
Jason Pickleman, graphic designer, artist, collector and Founder of Lawrence & Clark
Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum

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08/29/2017

The Mission's cover photo

DEADLINE EXTENSION! THE SUB-MISSION is now accepting proposals through Friday, September, 1! For application details and...
08/18/2017

DEADLINE EXTENSION! THE SUB-MISSION is now accepting proposals through Friday, September, 1! For application details and guidelines, go to https://themissionprojects.com/thesubmission

Proposals will be selected by the 2018 Selection Committee!

Claudine Ise, Director of the Freeark Art Gallery + Sculpture Garden, Riverside Arts Center and Director of Goldfinch
Jose Lerma, Chicago-based artist
Jason Pickleman, graphic designer, artist, collector and Founder of Lawrence & Clark
Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum

We've got a new website up and running! Thanks, @silasdilworth! Check it out--along with our upcoming exhibitions with S...
08/16/2017

We've got a new website up and running! Thanks, @silasdilworth! Check it out--along with our upcoming exhibitions with Susan Giles & Jeroen Nelemans in THE MISSION and Carla Fisher Schwartz in THE SUB-MISSION opening September 8! www.themissionprojects.com
@shgiles1 @jeroennelemans @carla_f_s

Chicago Artist Writers
05/31/2017
Chicago Artist Writers

Chicago Artist Writers

CAW interviews Chicago-based sculptor Susan Giles on gesture research and her new body of work.

Thank you B. David Zarley for this review of Jean Alexander Frater's exhibition 'Softer' in New American Paintings: Jean...
05/25/2017
New American Paintings

Thank you B. David Zarley for this review of Jean Alexander Frater's exhibition 'Softer' in New American Paintings: Jean Alexander Frater: Fold; Don't Spindle And Mutilate.

'Softer' is on view through June 10!

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05/12/2017

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Thanks to all who came out last night to The Art of Administration, a discussion in conjunction with Danny Volk's projec...
04/21/2017

Thanks to all who came out last night to The Art of Administration, a discussion in conjunction with Danny Volk's project Submissive Exhibitions. Special thanks to the panel Alison LaTendresse, Ann Meisinger, and Gibran Villalobos, and to Danny Volk for moderating.

"Aaaaaand done. See you on 4/20 at 6PM for The Art of Administration, a panel discussion with Alison LaTendresse, Ann Me...
04/15/2017

"Aaaaaand done. See you on 4/20 at 6PM for The Art of Administration, a panel discussion with Alison LaTendresse, Ann Meisinger, and J. Gibran Villalobos." -DV #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission

"Setting up for an all-day video and performance event starting at 11 and ending at 5. Check out the schedule and come o...
04/14/2017

"Setting up for an all-day video and performance event starting at 11 and ending at 5. Check out the schedule and come on by to Submissive Exhibitions in the basement of 1431 West Chicago Ave." -DV #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #video #performance #timebasedmedia

This Saturday!
04/13/2017

This Saturday!

Come see the last week of object-based work in Danny Volk's piece, Submissive Exhibitions. If you've not seen it in a we...
04/11/2017

Come see the last week of object-based work in Danny Volk's piece, Submissive Exhibitions. If you've not seen it in a week, it's completely different!

Alex Tam performing/serving until 5pm. #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #submissiveexhibitions
04/01/2017

Alex Tam performing/serving until 5pm. #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #submissiveexhibitions

"Saying goodbye to some shows this weekend and hello to even more." -DV #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #submissiveexhi...
03/31/2017

"Saying goodbye to some shows this weekend and hello to even more." -DV #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #submissiveexhibitions

"What a great afternoon at Submissive Exhibitions! Many thanks to all who come out to celebrate these great artists and ...
03/26/2017

"What a great afternoon at Submissive Exhibitions! Many thanks to all who come out to celebrate these great artists and their work." -DV #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission

03/24/2017

"Let me walk you through a sweet preview of our opening tomorrow at Submissive Exhibitions!" -DV #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission

Art in the workplace, work in the artplace. #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission
03/23/2017

Art in the workplace, work in the artplace. #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission

"Exciting changes happening in the Submissive Exhibitions space. Come by Saturday for performances and more!" -DV #submi...
03/23/2017

"Exciting changes happening in the Submissive Exhibitions space. Come by Saturday for performances and more!" -DV #submissiveexhibitions #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission

"As we install new shows for our opening on Saturday, we say goodbye to these two great shows. Stop by today before they...
03/16/2017

"As we install new shows for our opening on Saturday, we say goodbye to these two great shows. Stop by today before they're gone!" -DV #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #submissiveexhibitions

"New work by Cassie Tompkins coming into the Submissive Exhibitions space today. Dramatic redefining in progress!" -DV #...
03/14/2017

"New work by Cassie Tompkins coming into the Submissive Exhibitions space today. Dramatic redefining in progress!" -DV #dannyvolktakesoverthesubmission #submissiveexhibitions

Makin' it work! #submissiveexhibitions #dylancalejones #kevinblake
03/09/2017

Makin' it work! #submissiveexhibitions #dylancalejones #kevinblake

The Mission's cover photo
02/24/2017

The Mission's cover photo

Exciting new project with Panoptic Group and @ properties. Works included by @michelleprazak  @adamgondek_ @nat_cacchiar...
02/16/2017

Exciting new project with Panoptic Group and @ properties. Works included by @michelleprazak @adamgondek_ @nat_cacchiarelli @coleypierce @mattmagee1961 @marianasissia

Chicago Magazine, The City's New Art Hub by Jason Foumberg:"After six years in West Town, the Latin American-focused gal...
12/18/2016

Chicago Magazine, The City's New Art Hub by Jason Foumberg:

"After six years in West Town, the Latin American-focused gallery has become a cornerstone of the community, dedicating shows to both local and international talent, like Argentine sculptor Gustavo Díaz and Peruvian painter Michelle Prazak. Abstract painter Peter Skvara curates "History is Boring," a group show opening January 13 that includes a drawing by artist Deb Sokolow."

Welcome (in Jan) neighborhood newcomers @volume_gallery @documentspace @westernexhibitions @plhkgallery!

On view in THE SUB-MISSION from November 4 - December 17, 2016
12/03/2016

On view in THE SUB-MISSION from November 4 - December 17, 2016

On view in THE SUB-MISSION from November 4 - December 17, 2016

November 4 - December 17, 2016
12/03/2016

November 4 - December 17, 2016

November 4 - December 17, 2016

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12/02/2016

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Credit: Clare Britt Photography
11/29/2016

Credit: Clare Britt Photography

November 4 - December 17, 2016

Credit: Clare Britt Photography
11/29/2016

Credit: Clare Britt Photography

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08/25/2016

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