Jul 29th 2021

Exhibit B #7: July Reading

@ Guild Literary Complex


Opening Thursday, July 29th, at 8PM

oin us on Thursday, July 29th, as The Guild Complex presents Exhibit B will feature incredible performances from artists féi hernandez, Darius Simpson, Allison Brooke Young, and Marina Cavadini.

*Show Link: https://youtu.be/Id708MfpppQ*

Exhibit B is an experimental performance series featuring accessible, multimodal art by diverse, community-conscious artists in Chicago and beyond. Exhibit B is presented by the Guild Literary Complex, a 30-year-old grassroots literary arts organization, and curated by J. Howard Rosier, James Stewart III, Ian Wojcikiewicz, and Alex Wells Shapiro.

féi hernandez (b.1993 Chihuahua, Mexico) is a trans, Inglewood- raised, formerly undocumented immigrant artist, writer, healer. They have been published in POETRY, Pank Magazine, Oxford Review of Books, Frontier Poetry, The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext, amongst others. They are a Define American Fellow for 2021 and are currently the Board President of Gender Justice Los Angeles. féi is the author of the full-length poetry collection Hood Criatura (Sundress Publications 2020) which was on NPR’s Best Books of 2020. féi collects Pokémon plushies.

Darius Simpson is a writer, educator, performer, and skilled living room dancer from Akron, Ohio. Much like the means of production, he believes poetry belongs to and with the masses. He aims to inspire that feeling you get that makes you frown and slightly twist up ya face in approval. Darius believes in the dissolution of empire and the total liberation of Africans and all oppressed people by any means necessary. All Power to the People. Free The Land. Free All Political Prisoners.

Originally from rural Virginia, Allison B. Young brings her love for storytelling to both her writing and floral design. She earned a B.F.A. in art history at Savannah College of Art and Design and stumbled into the floral industry, working from assistant to designer. After completing her M.F.A. in writing at the School of Art Institute of Chicago, she developed the podcast, Gathered: Storied Botanicals, in order to marry her writing and floral work. She continues to find ways the two fields intertwine all with Flemish Giant, Clover, in tow.

Marina Cavadini is a research-based artist primarily working with performance, sculpture, and video. Guided by queer and feminist theory and decolonial thinking, she works to foster connections and to undo hierarchies. Marina often stages tableau vivants and she directs rhizomatic gestures in which the body is holding, wearing, and it is in the process of becoming. Her practice combines organic and inanimate matter involving processes of decadence, mimicry, and of symbiosis. With a surrealistic and erotic tone, their work invites to experience the post-natural realm with vulnerability and intimacy. Marina Cavadini holds a BFA from Brera (Milan), a MA in Curatorial Studies from NABA (Milan) and a MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is a recipient of the Eldon Danhausen Fellowship for Sculpture (2017). In 2019 her project “Les Doigts en Fleur” was supported by Fondazione Piemonte dal Vivo. Marina Cavadini’s work has been shown in Chicago at the Sullivan Galleries, Hyde Park Center, the Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, the Learning Machine. Marina showed at HotHouse Series, Botanical Garden of Turin, Parco Arte Vivente, Turin; La Triennale di Milano, Residenza La Fornace; AltaRoma Roma Fashion Week. Residencies: Nida Art Colony, LT 2020 and ACRE, Wisconsin, US 2022. Marina is a member of ALTALENA collective with whom she is taking part to Mediterranea 19 Young Artists Biennale.


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