CURATORIAL

 

Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016-2017):

Chicago Works: Chris Bradley

Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination (curatorial lead for Chicago iteration)

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China, photo by Nathan Keay (c) MCA Chicago

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Life is a Time-Based Medium, photo Nathan Keay (c) MCA Chicago

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Cast of Falcons, photo Nathan Keay (c) MCA Chicago

MCA Screen: Camille Henrot Grosse Fatigue

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Grosse Fatigue, photo by Nathan Keay. (c) MCA Chicago

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Grosse Fatigue, photo Nathan Keay (c) MCA Chicago

Chicago Works: Andrew Yang

BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Andrew Yang from MCA Chicago on Vimeo.

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A beach (for Carl Sagan), photo by Nathan Keay (c) MCA Chicago

Exquisite Exhibit: Parlour Games from the Studio Artist Program

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In 2014 I was hired by the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center to curate an exhibit selecting artists from the past 10 years of their studio artist program. Using seven walls in the galleries, I assigned three artists to each and asked for a large-scale exquisite corpse. The exquisite corpse has been described as a visual (or literary) representation of the unconscious personality of the group. And so the exhibit offered an unconscious representation of the groups of artists and the ACAC’s studio program from the last decade. The exhibit opened in conjunction with the ACAC’s annual Art Party fundraiser and was supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Party attendees were given the chance to identify as many local artists as possible.

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ShedSpace

A grassroots, art-in-community project that traveled through intown Atlanta neighborhoods for five years (2000-2004). Sponsored at various times by Art Papers, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Dogwood Brewery, LUBO Fund, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

     

Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s 2006 Public Art Project, Serial City

This was the first curated public art project for Atlanta Celebrates Photography in which I invited Matt Haffner to return to his wheat pasting street work.

Matt Haffner’s “Serial City” Video from matt haffner on Vimeo.

Curatorial Projects for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia

2005

Origins: Andrew Ross Installations, curator of a solo exhibit of works by Andrew Ross

     

The Last Taboo, exhibition director and essayist. Surviving Taboo collective member, Larry Jens Anderson, curated a final group show under the Taboo name. There was also an archival component that documented the collective’s years of work together.

2004

Striking Comparisons, co-curator and essayist. A comparison of works from MOCA’s permanent collection.

   

The Georgia 7, co-curator and essayist. A selection of seven emerging artists from across the state.

   

OTHER PROJECTS:

2010

“Remember Me, Forget Me” Fall 2010, Issue #3, Journal of Sexual Homos (The JOSH)

John Q guest curated this issue as a way to put our public intervention series, Memory Flash, into conversation with other queer work interested in memory and place.

2007

“Where is the School?”

This was a three-part collaboration with artists Irina Botea, Ben Fain, and Laurie Palmer for F-news magazine at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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2005

Horumuz Minina: New Interactive Video

This was an installation about the artist’s response to the war in Iraq on the advent of his daughter’s birth at Garage Projects in Castleberry Hills Arts District.

 

2002/2003

Triple Point

Two annual exhibits that exposed the work of three contemporary artists (2002: Ashley Benton, Grady Haugarud, Travis Pack; 2003: Drew Conrad, Brian Holcombe, Victoria Martin-Gilly)

 

2002

Saltworks Project Room

Bi-monthly installations in the Project Room at Saltworks Gallery‘s original location on Angier Avenue.