Contemporary sound-based artists transform your MCA experience on select Friday nights with custom soundtracks reflecting their perspective of works on view. DJ sets and live bands occupy the Commons as the museum itself amplifies their sound constructions. Artist and DJ Ariel Zetina is inspired by Chicago house traditions as well as Belizean punta and brukdown, as she creates energized spaces for queer social convening.
Ariel Zetina is a Chicago-based artist focused in music production, deejaying, and writing. Though her music can be considered techno, she takes inspiration from Chicago house, Belizean genres punta and brukdown, and the queer club scene worldwide. These influences can be heard on the 2019 EP Organism on Majía, the 2017 EP Cyst on Boukan Records, and on mixes for Rinse FM, Discwoman, Astral Plane, and NTS. Her cross-genre deejay sets have been heard worldwide. She is a resident at the legendary house club Smartbar, and on Discwoman’s roster.
**Programs in the Commons are free; museum admission is required for gallery access.**