May 7th 2018

Members of artist-run collaborative spaces based in Chicago will introduce us to four different models of collective organizing.

Following a series of short artist talks, Hume Chicago Executive Director and co-founder, Fontaine Capel, will moderate a conversation exploring the philosophical underpinnings of collaborative practices as well as the practical aspects of sustaining artist-run spaces and projects today.

5:00 – 6:00 | Social Hour with Refreshments
6:00 – 8:30 | Artist Talks + Panel Conversation


Guest Panelists

Fontaine Capel is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, educator, and facilitator. She is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the alternative art space Hume Chicago. In conjunction with her studio and curatorial practice, she has worked as a teaching artist at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Marwen. She received a B.A. at Oberlin College, and will be relocating to her hometown of New York City to pursue an MFA at Columbia University this fall.

James Kao is a Chicago-based artist who makes paintings and drawings. Selected one-person exhibitions include Do it cuz you love it, China Projects, San Francisco, CA; Possible Worlds, Toomey Tourell Fine Art, San Francisco, CA; Domestics, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL and Ways of Worldmaking, Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago, IL. His work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, atLength Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Reader, and Chicago Sun-Times.

In 2010 he was the pioneer painter Artist in Residence at the Marina Abramovic Institute-West in San Francisco, and in the summer of 2011, he was named the first White Mountain National Forest Artist in Residence, Center Sandwich, NH. He has given visiting artist lectures at several schools and art institutions including Knox College, Whittier College, Northern Illinois University, and the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago.

He is co-founder and co-director of Fourth Ward Project Space in Chicago, IL.

James Kao holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago and B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has taught courses in painting and drawing at Indiana University Northwest, Ox-Bow School of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently Assistant Professor of Art at Aurora University, in Aurora, IL.

Teresa Silva is the Director of Exhibitions & Residencies with the Chicago Artists Coalition, where she oversees BOLT Residency and HATCH Projects residency programs and MAKER Grant. She is a writer, curator, and member of the artist-run spaces Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Chicago), VGA Gallery (Chicago), and Exgirlfriend (Berlin).

Emily Winter is a weaver and artist, trained in history and textile design. Since 2015, Emily has worked with collaborator Matti Sloman in developing The Weaving Mill, an artist-run industrial weaving studio in Chicago. TWM produces limited runs of editioned textile objects, designs and produces fabric in collaboration with other artists and designers, hosts an annual artist residency, and provides textile education workshops for adults with developmental disabilities. Emily received her MFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in history from University of Chicago.


$20 General Public | $10 CAC Artist Members | FREE for Current BOLT/HATCH/LAUNCH + FIELD/WORK Residents

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