Jul 27th 2018

Double Consciousness: Conversation with Claire A. Warden and Sheridan Tucker Anderson

Join LATITUDE’s July Artist in Residence Claire A. Warden in conversation with MOCP Curatorial Fellow Sheridan Tucker Anderson. This discussion seeks to expand upon ideas of colonial history, identity, and inclusion seen in both Warden’s work and Anderson’s curatorial practice. Throughout her residency, Warden has focused on transforming her series Mimesis into Piezography prints and considers the question “What are you?” After the conversation, Warden will lead the group in a participatory exercise inspired by her practice.

Warden will also prepare several work prints for the public to engage with during this event.

This event is free and open to the public.


About Claire A. Warden:

Claire A. Warden (b. Montreal, Quebec) is an artist working in Phoenix, Arizona. She received her BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from Arizona State University. Her current project, Mimesis, is grounded in issues of identity, the other and the psychology of knowledge and power. This ongoing series of large-scale experimental photographs is produced with a cameraless photographic process on negative film, which incorporates saliva and mark-making. Claire’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad. She has been named LensCulture’s Top 50 Emerging Talents, Photo Boite’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, and a Critical Mass finalist. In 2017, she received an Artist Research and Development Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the Ed Friedman Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. Her work has been featured in various publications, including Real Simple magazine, The HAND Magazine, Common Ground Journal, Prism Magazine, and Diffusion Magazine.

About Sheridan Tucker Anderson:

Sheridan Tucker Anderson is a Chicago based curator and art historian who explores cultural phenomena through visual art. With close study in both Postwar American and Contemporary Art, Anderson seeks to introduce new ideas of inclusion into the art historical canon. She has curated exhibitions at the School of the Art institute of Chicago, the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Artists Coalition, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, as well as supported exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2014 to 2016 she served as the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2016 to 2018, she served as curatorial research assistant at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, there she supported the Andy Warhol Foundation funded project The Ties that Bind Waves of Pan-Africanism in Contemporary Art and Society. She recently served as curatorial resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Project. Currently, she serves as Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts at the Museum of Contemporary Photography where she works to diversify the museum’s collection and serves as research assistant for the Terra Funded exhibition The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity and Politics. Recent publications include: Bordering the Imaginary: Ralph Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, and “The Hawaii Days” series (2018) and Of Memories and Forgetfulness (2017). Recent exhibitions include In Their Own Form: Contemporary Photography + Afrofuturism and Superficial Paradise. She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in Art History from the University of Chicago.

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