Jun 16th 2018

Teens Take Over!

Experience performances, workshops, installations, zines, and much more created and led by Chicagoland artists under 21.

The MCA’s Teen Creative Agency fills the museum with exciting, out-there projects that invite you to engage unexpected ways. 21Minus is curated and produced by TCA. The event is FREE and open for people age 21 and under and their families.


Watch main stage performances:
1:00pm KOLLA
2:15pm Alexis Chilson, On Shaky Voices and Yellow Teeth
2:30pm moist boy
3:45pm Jendayi Ingram, The Turning Pointe
4:00pm Eiigo Groove, GAD
5:00pm Kuumba Lynx, Black Before Green (excerpt)
5:30pm Finale

Expand your social justice tool kit with these radical workshops and conversations:
1:30PM Fempowerment, Siri, Social Justice, Solidarity*

2:30PM Enrique Eguiguren, The Future of (Good) Social Justice Comedy*

2:30PM Yollocalli, Live painting with Yollo and Tagtool

3:30PM Screening
Teen Arts Council at UChicago Arts + Public Life, Reconstructing Chicago
TRACE, Growing Power and The Fresh Moves Bus
Ty&Vi, Colorized 2018

4PM Street Level Youth Media, SL Cypher: The Future as Told by The Present
4:30PM A Long Walk Home, SORRY, NOT SORRY! Self-Care Session for Teens*
*Arrive on time—workshops are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Tatiana Rodriguez, Luvpotion
15-minute performances at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:30 pm

Anisa McGowan, Parachute
30-minute performances at 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm

Experience interactive installations:

Alexis Yracheta , Is it Worth Saving?
Play a game about gentrification.

Jennifer Villanueva, Al mal tiempo, buena cara (To bad times, a good face)
Watch a video about migration.

Nina Cleofe, Perspective-Restrospective
Make a mix-tape for the universe.

Steven Hou, Pioneer Pedestal
Consider what data you want to protect on the digital frontier.

Snow Xu, Imperfecthuman Therapy Station TM ft. Handshake Perfector
Shake hands with a machine.

Amy Huske, Take a Fortune, Leave a Fortune.
Write your future.

The Art Institute of Chicago Teen Council, future:shock
Go deep in the galleries.

Explore zines and prints:
Mya Cavner
Pathways in Education: Ashburn
Siena Forest
Taeya Lowder
Teen Visionaries
Curie Metro High School


**This event is free for people age 21 and under and their families.**

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