Artist Brendan Fernandes builds a new performance-based work in the museum’s Commons as part of his exhibition A Call and Response. Three dancers use the architectural constructions and prompts that inhabit the Commons throughout the summer, in addition to visitor observations, to create movements toward the final work.
About the Artist
Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya) lives and works in New York and Chicago. His work has been exhibited and performed at venues such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; National Gallery of Canada; the Brooklyn Museum; The Studio Museum in Harlem; MASS MoCA, Massachusetts; The Andy Warhol Museum; Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin; Bergen Kunsthall; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; SculptureCenter, New York; Manif d’art¬–The Québec City Biennial; and the Guangzhou Triennial. Fernandes is currently represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and recently presented solo projects with the High Line, New York (summer 2018) and the DePaul Art Museum (fall 2018). He is currently an artist-in-residence and faculty member at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice.
Public Programs at the MCA are organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs and Christy LeMaster, Assistant Curator of Public Programs.