Feb 8th 2017

Alejandro Acierto in coversation with Anthony Stepter


1431 W. Chicago Ave

Opening Wednesday, February 8th, from 6PM - 7PM

On view through Saturday, February 25th

Please join us on Wednesday, Febraury 8 at 6pm for a conversation between Alejandro Acierto and Anthony Stepter. Acierto and Stepter will discuss “the means by which we make an opening,” Acierto’s site-specific installation currently on view in THE SUB-MISSION.

ALEJANDRO ACIERTO received a Master of Fine Arts in New Media Arts from University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance from Manhattan School of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Composition and Clarinet Studies from DePaul University. Acierto’s work has been included in solo exhibitions at Corner (Chicago, IL), Insititut für Alles Mögliche (Berlin, Germany), United Gallery@Marwen (Chicago, IL); and featured in numerous group shows including Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL), Filter Space (Chicago, IL), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL), Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL), SOMArts Cultural Center (San Francisco, CA. Acierto has performed at Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago, IL), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL), Links Hall (Chicago, IL), Omaha Under the Radar (Omaha, NE), 6018North (Chicago, IL and Counterpath (Denver, CO). Acierto lives and works in Chicago, IL.

ANTHONY STEPTER works at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where he is the graduate program coordinator for Museum and Exhibition Studies. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MA in Visual and Critical Studies. His work at UIC includes advising graduate students, organizing lectures, partnering with community organizations, and coordinating imaginative projects. As an independent curator and organizer Anthony has curated exhibitions and projects for ACRE, the Washington Park Arts Incubator at the University of Chicago, and Chicago’s 2nd Floor Rear festival. He served as a juror for apexart, collaborated with the Office of Public Culture in Grand Rapids, MI, and co-curated ExtinctEntities, a month-long performance series of commissioned art works exploring the history of Chicago- based art spaces that no longer exist.

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