On August 5, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is launching The Future of Our Plans, an online showcase of work from our graduate class of 2020. This website will feature current projects, thesis work, and creative reflections on our current moment from more than 150 artists, designers, and scholars.
The Future of Our Plans is not a traditional exhibition. It recognizes that graduates are working under profoundly different circumstances due to the global pandemic, and invites them to demonstrate how this both influences their art and shapes how they present their practice. The site includes a system of tags for grouping the presented work around themes addressed by this year’s class, such as identity, social engagement, and justice. Participants include graduates from our Master of Architecture, Master of Art, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Design programs, in an effort to showcase SAIC’s interdisciplinary approach.
Throughout August, the showcase will be activated by a series of programming initiatives. This will include daily viewing recommendations, written reflections on the presented work’s prevailing themes, and a conversation series hosted by faculty, titled Tune In. This series will feature faculty members in conversation with guests, examining the showcase’s themes and trends within the context of contemporary art and culture. Participants will include Associate Professor Delinda Collier in conversation with Robyn Farrell, assistant curator of contemporary art at the Art Institute of Chicago, and Professor Lisa Wainwright in conversation with Hamza Walker, executive director of LAXART.
Work by: Ash Ackerman , Sahand Heshmati Afshar , Dabin Ahn , Rawan AlWazna , John Anderson , Karen Anderson , Zheng Ang , Priya Assal , Emily Beanblossom , José R. Aponte Bernardy SJ ., Andrew Bertholf , Théo Bignon , Molly Blumberg , Sofia Brockenshire , Zosia Carden , Michelle Carnes , Billie Carter-Rankin , Emily Michele Cates , Sean Littlefield Chumley , Elizabeth Cote , Ben Creech , Peyton K Davis , Libby Dawn , Manos Dimitrakis , Nicole Doran , E. Saffronia Downing , Gloria Fan Duan , Cassidy Early , Chelsea Emuakhagbon , Jane Foley , Leah Gallant , Ferrell Garramone , Ashlee Gines , Matan Golan , Pat Graham , Jenna L H Grotelueschen , Kathleen Gullion , Jiwon Ham , Chris Han , Rachel Hefferan , Amira Hegazy , Ali Herzog , Lacee Xandria Hillard , Hannah Hirsekorn , Dani Holway , Amanda Lynn Hoopingarner , Hua Xi Zi 滑惜子 , Yutao Huang , Nura Husseini , Sami Ismat , Ana García Jácome , Darshita Jain , Luke Jenner , Yifan Jin , Leasho Johnson , Ashley Jons , Minyoung Kang , Tim Karoleff , Reva Kashikar , Margaret Kearney , Kim Kim , KyungMook Kim , Adam Kinner , AR Kinsella , Dominique Knowles , Kin Lam Lam 林建霖 , Percy Lam , Danielle Lasker , Haerim Lee , Jakyung Lee , Yoora Lee , Liko , Chenyu Lin (阿蔺) , Hongjia Lin , Sam Link , Luis López , Alisa Maiboroda , Kristin Mariani , Sin Martin , Yvonne Martinez , Caitlin Jane Mattia , SOH Meejung , Krina Shailesh Mehta , Shun Nien Miao , Sandison Montgomery , Lenny Moore , Sage Mtahtah , Judith Schubert Mullen , Chloe Munkenbeck , Korynn Newville , Kevin William Norris , Will North , Patrick O’Shea , Jasper Oliver , Olivia Alonso Gough , Alina Orlov , Elk Paauw , Ricardo Partida , Andrew Phyfer , Alba Quezada , Jenny Rafalson , Zhong Ren , Celena Montes Ruiz , Rupali , Will Russo , Divyamaan Sahoo , Enma Saiz , Stephanie Schwiederek , April Shao , Luan Joy Sherman , Kate Smith , Rob Sohmer , Cate Solari , Cortney Stephenson , Bun Stout , Katie Meservy Strader , Linan Su , Yuyun Su , Sara Nabil Sukhun , Under the Spring Sunshine 春光下 , Saiyyamee Surana , Zeshan Syed , Melody Takata , Yubing Tan , Megan Tepper , Ryo Tomoda , Jennifer Traina-Dorge , Daniela Triana-Mayorga , Chen-Huan Tsai (Julia Tsai) , Jessica Tucker , Christine Turner , Leo Vicenti , María Antonia Villaseñor-Marchal , Irene Wa. , Dongyan Wang , Tongqi Wang , Mia Weiner , Marc T. Wise , Chengan Xia , Huixin Xian , Ran Xu , Ning Yang , Qianwen Yu , Huang Yuemin , Jacobo Zambrano-Rangel , Lingyu Zeng , Jiaming Zhang , Wenhan Zhang , Jason Bozhi Zhao , Wei Zhao , Yuli Zhao , Yimin Zheng , Siyu Zhu , Rula Zuhour