Jun 9th 2018

Jesse Malmed, Dramaturge-in-Residence presents:


Living music by Thomas Comerford, Madeleine Aguilar and More TK

Collaging films by Jodie Mack, Selina Trepp, Amy Lockhart, Michael Robinson, Ben Popp and Jacob Ciocci in America’s micro-est cinema

Ten Tiny Plays by Dramaturge-in-Residence Jesse Malmed (Expectund, Self-Portrait Booth, Reading the Room, Marcel Universe, [Former] Letter Ladder, etc.)


The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is an experimental project space and repository for thousands of collage and assemblage works made by artist Thomas Kong over the past decade. Housed in an adapted storage room behind the convenience store Kong manages in Rogers Park, The Back Room began as a collaboration between Kong and artist Dan Miller in 2015, with ongoing assistance from Nathan Abhalter Smith.

Since October 2015 The Back Room has invited artists and thinkers whose practices intersect with Kong’s in various ways to produce a series of public exhibitions, events and performances in the space. These projects each proceed from a horizontal engagement with Kong’s unique art practice and working context, and are intended to develop conversations around the art field’s relationship to production, visibility, history, hierarchy and value.

The Back Room Residencies is a six-month-long series of residencies in The Back Room, running from May through October 2018. These four residencies, made possible by our 2017 Propeller Fund grant, are conceived as platforms for experimental responses to the ongoing project of The Back Room, and its unique context in the realm of Kim’s Corner Food and Thomas Kong’s practice.


The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food is open during advertised events and by appointment. To make an appointment, email hello@thomaskong.biz.

More information on The Back Room: http://thomaskong.biz/thebackroom/

Visit Thomas Kong’s website: http://thomaskong.biz/

Enquiries: hello@thomaskong.biz

Regrettably, The Back Room is not wheelchair accessible

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