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BOLT Residency
Emilio Rojas, "In the Lap of Lincoln," 2017, from the performance-lecture “Monuments and their collapse,” durational performance-lecture. Photo credit: Joe Houlberg.

Preview 7

The whole is always smaller than its parts
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception & Open Studios: Friday, December 1, 6 - 9pm

"Preview 7: The whole is always smaller than its parts" is a group exhibition featuring the 2017-18 BOLT Artists-in-Residence, and is curated by Ionit Behar.

BOLT Residency


Friday, November 3, 2017 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 5:00pm

"Unison" is a solo show by BOLT Artist-in-Residence Mayumi Lake.

BOLT Residency
Artist Luis Sahagun wearing one of his masks.

The Mountains Whispered and the Canyon Sang

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, July 21, 2017, 6-9 pm

"The Mountains Whispered and the Canyon Sang" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Luis Sahagun.

BOLT Residency
Jeffrey Michael Austin, Stay Alive (detail), 2017, installation

Stay alive

Friday, June 23, 2017 to Thursday, July 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, June 23, 6-9pm

"Stay alive" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Jeffrey Michael Austin.

BOLT Residency
 Juan Camilo Guzmán, "Poster Sampler," 2017

A Cosmetic Decision

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 26, 2017, 6- 9 pm

"A Cosmetic Decision" is a solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Juan Camilo Guzmán.

BOLT Residency
Ginger Krebs, "Eyelash Teratoma with Cocktail Wiener and Gober’s Knee," 2017,  Acrylic, hair, silicone, cocktail wiener, false eyelashes, wax, Dimensions variable

Minor Local Slumpage

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28, 6-9:30pm

"Minor Local Slumpage" is a solo show of new work by Ginger Krebs.

BOLT Residency

Gods Do Handstands; Spices Simmer

Friday, March 31, 2017 to Thursday, April 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 6-9pm

"Gods do Handstands; Spices Simmer" is a solo show of new paintings by Kaveri Raina.

BOLT Residency
Yvette Mayorga, "Bedroom after 15th Birthday," 2016, Plaster piping on wood, acrylic, fur, tinfoil, artist selfie, soldier, and American flag, 36 x 36 inches

The Politics of Desire

Friday, March 3, 2017 to Thursday, March 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6-9pm

"The Politics of Desire" is a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Yvette Mayorga.

BOLT Residency

Ee Bang In / Person From Outside

Friday, February 3, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-9pm

"Ee Bang In / Person From Outside" is a solo exhibition featuring BOLT Resident Annette Hur’s most recent works.

BOLT Residency
Amanda Joy Calobrisi, Solitary Surveyor (detail), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 14 x 12 inches

Cloud of the Ideal

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, January 6, 6-9 pm

"Cloud of the Ideal" is a solo show of paintings by BOLT Resident, Amanda Joy Calobrisi.

BOLT Residency
Hương Ngô, "The Voice is an Archive Digital," 2016, Video Black & White, Sound, 6:00 min.

Preview 6: We've Met Before

Friday, December 2, 2016 to Thursday, December 22, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 6-9pm

"Preview 6: We've Met Before"​ is a group exhibition ​featuring​ BOLT Artist​ ​Residen​ts​​​ from 2016-2017, and is curated by Faye Gleisser.

BOLT Residency
Johana Moscoso, "Round and Round," 2016, Performative Installation

Round and Round

Friday, November 4, 2016 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-9pm // CAC is closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the holiday.

"Round and Round" is a performative and fiber art installation by artist Johana Moscoso.

BOLT Residency
David Bodhi Boylan, "Two Bricks on Bench," 2016, Brick and Mahogany, 8.5" x 16.5" x 4"

David Bodhi Boylan

Seven Sculptures
Friday, October 7, 2016 to Thursday, October 27, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 6-9pm

"Seven Sculptures" is a solo exhibition with an architectural intervention and six sculptures by BOLT Resident David Bodhi Boylan.

BOLT Residency

Start Together

Friday, August 19, 2016 to Thursday, September 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday August 19, 6-9pm

"Start Together" is a solo exhibition featuring Chicago-based artist Jaclyn Jacunski and her studio work while in BOLT Residency.

BOLT Residency
Suzette Bross, Tyler, Archival Pigment Print, 2015

For the Glass

Friday, May 27, 2016 to Thursday, June 16, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, June 3, 6-9pm

Solo exhibition by BOLT Resident, Suzette Bross.

BOLT Residency
Iris Bernblum, Untitled, 2015, Inkjet print on Archival paper, 20 x 30 in.

Today is a New Day

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 6-9:30 PM

Solo exhibition by BOLT Resident, Iris Bernblum.

BOLT Residency
Amina Ross, Untitled, 2015, Homemade sidewalk chalk, found objects, Dimensions variable


Friday, April 1, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 6-9pm

Sculptor Amina Ross relates the closing of Chicago's many public schools to the inaccessibility of play as a state of mind-- even for adults.

BOLT Residency

Don't Hold On to Your Bones

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 6:00pm to Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday March 4, 6:00 - 9:00pm

"Don’t Hold On to Your Bones" mines the artist, Leonard Suryajaya’s upbringing as a second-generation Chinese Indonesian raised by a Muslim woman.

BOLT Residency
Flashpoint at Florence and Normandie Avenues during 1992 Los Angeles riots (CBS TV still)

A Thin Blue Line

Friday, February 5, 2016 to Thursday, February 25, 2016
Opening reception: Friday, February 5 , 6-9pm

"A Thin Blue Line" looks at the intersections of public and private space, violence, obsession, and desire through the lens of collective trauma.

BOLT Residency
Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera, The Incredible Act of the Disappearance of a Rabbit and the Echo of His Cries Disintegrating into the Abyss, 2014, video installation

A Home Coming (revisited)

Friday, January 8, 2016 to Thursday, January 28, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6-9pm

Alejandro Figueredo Díaz-Perera exhibits video and installation works that explore the idea of “home” using elements extracted from his memories or dreams.

BOLT Residency
Leonard Suryajaya, Navel String, 2015

Preview 5

Friday, November 20, 2015 to Thursday, December 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-9 pm

"Preview 5" is a sneak peek of new directions taken by the BOLT artists-in-residence for 2015-2016.

BOLT Residency
Kim Jong Un Americans, Aram Han Sifuentes

Kim Jong Un Americans

Friday, October 23, 2015 to Thursday, November 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6-9 pm / Special Event at 8 pm

Come get your own free Kim Jong-un haircut or hairstyle from our professional hair stylist.

BOLT Residency
Myra Greene, Detail of Swatch 210, 2015, Fabric Collage, 2 x 14 in.

sketches for something bigger/brighter/wider/higher

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday September 25, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Myra Greene explores her complex cultural connection to African fabrics through photography and quilts, giving rise to new scales, perspectives, and symbolism.

BOLT Residency
Map of Sardis Lake, 2015, Official Map of US Army Corps of Engineering, Vicksburg District, 18" x 24"

A Few Good Words for Anybody

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday August 21, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Through the use of photographic archives, oral history, and contemporary photographs, Houston Cofield retraces both the imagined and real landscapes around Sardis Lake.

BOLT Residency
Concept rendering by Erik L. Peterson


Friday, July 24, 2015 to Thursday, August 13, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 24, 6 - 9 pm

A post-Minimal roadside peepshow, Hafgerdingar is designed to be viewed one person at a time.

BOLT Residency
Phil Peters, Production Still, 2015

Enact a Preservation

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday June 26, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Enact a Preservation is a three-channel video exploration of preserving the view and the building up of an unrealized architecture project by Mies van der Rohe.

BOLT Residency
Eric Wall, 200 Quatrefoils, 2015, hand-cut acetate quatrefoils and marker on cut dry wall, site-specific dimensions

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show

A Challenge to the Summer Group Show: BOLT Alumni Exhibition & Dialogue
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm to Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 29, 6-9pm

An experimental survey of art and dialogue series produced by the alumni of BOLT Residency.

BOLT Residency
Spencer Stucky, Untitled (notes of the Ryou-Un Maru), inkjet print, 2015

Paul Makris

Friday, May 1, 2015 to Thursday, May 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-9 PM

Paul Makris looks at systems of power, value, and identity through stories about geography and personal tragedy.

BOLT Residency
Sanaz Sohrabi, Disposables, video still, 2015

Spatial Agreements

Friday, April 3, 2015 to Thursday, April 23, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 6-9 PM

Spatial Agreements explores the body and space through an architectural model of the vacant Iranian Embassy in Washington D.C. as a site for slowness and loss.

BOLT Residency
Dark Fiber, video still (2015), Marissa Lee Benedict and David Rueter

Dark Fiber

Friday, March 6, 2015 to Thursday, March 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6-9 PM

Dark Fiber offers a path for experiencing a new telecommunications network that operates alongside and in the shadows of the internet.

BOLT Residency
Diaz Lewis, “The Other's Voice”, 2014, custom-made cotton flags whitened during the live action “The Other's Voice”, preserved within a wooden flag case‬.‬

In the Absence of a Body

Friday, February 6, 2015 to Thursday, February 26, 2015

Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera will stage his own absence by occupying a liminal space between gallery walls during the three-week duration of his solo exhibition.

BOLT Residency
photo credit: Norman W. Long


Friday, January 9, 2015 to Thursday, January 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, from 6-9 pm

The Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present, ‘scapes, a solo exhibition featuring new works by BOLT Resident, Norman W. Long.

BOLT Residency
BOLT Open Studios: Friday, November 21, 6-9pm

BOLT Open Studio Night

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Come meet the artists and view works-in-progress.

BOLT Residency


Friday, November 21, 2014 to Thursday, December 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, November 21, from 6-9 pm

PREVIEW4 brings together all of the 2014-2015 BOLT Residents for their first and only group exhibition at Chicago Artists Coalition

BOLT Residency
Rashayla Marie Brown


Friday, October 24, 2014 to Thursday, November 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, from 6–9pm

Vagabunda features work by Rashayla Marie Brown that explores notions of privilege, migration, and the search for power and freedom through a variety of mediums.

BOLT Residency
Erik L. Peterson


Friday, September 26, 2014 to Thursday, October 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, September 26, from 6–9pm

Dimmer features new works by BOLT Resident Erik L. Peterson, that engage ordinary objects and actions that permeate our everyday lives and augment their inherent eccentricities.

BOLT Residency


Friday, August 22, 2014 to Thursday, September 11, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday August 22, 2014, 6-9 pm.

Casualties is a multi-part installation of new work by BOLT Resident Annette Barbier, exploring the tension between the built environment and the marginalized place of nature in our urban spaces.

BOLT Residency
Ben Moren


Friday, July 25, 2014 to Thursday, August 14, 2014
Opening reception: Friday July 25, 2014, 6-9 pm.

A special exhibition featuring work by Minnesota-based artists as part of CAC's "Midwest Artist Exchange" project.

BOLT Residency
Sabba S. Elahi

Everyday Suspects

Friday, June 27, 2014 to Thursday, July 17, 2014
Opening reception: Friday June 27, 2014, 6-9 pm.

In Everyday Suspects, BOLT Resident Sabba S. Elahi examines agents of warfare, calling into question the scrutinization of our everyday actions.

BOLT Residency
Kim Harty

Human Factors

Friday, May 30, 2014 to Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Opening reception: Friday May 30, 2014, 6-9pm

In her solo exhibition, BOLT Resident Kim Harty attempts to capture and deconstruct the performance of her art making practice.

BOLT Residency
Jovencio de la Paz and Oli Rodriguez

"I want something more than my husband and my house."

Work by BOLT Residents Jovencio de la Paz and Oli Rodriguez
Friday, May 2, 2014 to Thursday, May 22, 2014
Opening reception: Friday May 2, 2014, 6-9pm

In "I want something more than my husband and my house." BOLT Residents Jovencio de la Paz and Oli Rodriguez present an exhibition dealing with flipped material languages, inverted volumes, and tense surfaces.

BOLT Residency
Snakes and LaddersSnakes and Ladders is a new show by Reut Avisar that brings together selected works from the past two years. This exhibition is one suggestion for an assembled narrative from the different fragments of the artist’s studio work, an installation that is an orchestrated “Elsewhere”. From ceramics souvenir plates, through appropriated found tapestries and rugs to borrowed images from truism magazines; the pieces in this solo show present a peak into a multidisciplinary practice that investigat

Snakes and Ladders

Friday, April 4, 2014 to Thursday, April 24, 2014
Opening reception: April 4, 2014, 6-9 pm

A solo exhibition by BOLT Resident Reut Avisar presents a peek into a multidisciplinary practice that investigates the circulation of culturally loaded objects and artifacts through time, place, and political forces.

BOLT Residency


Friday, March 7, 2014 to Thursday, March 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 6-9pm

BOLT Resident Marissa Lee Benedict presents a new immersive installation depicting the artist's ongoing investigation into processes of research, collection, extraction, and cultivation,

BOLT Residency

Preview 3

Friday, February 7, 2014 to Thursday, February 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7, 6 - 9 PM

The third year of Chicago Artists Coalition’s BOLT Residency kicks off with its annual, inaugural exhibition featuring the 2013-2014 BOLT Resident artists.  

BOLT Residency
The Belknaps "Center of the Circle"

Center of the Circle

Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap
Friday, January 17, 2014 to Saturday, February 22, 2014

We are looking at the moon, meteorites, comets, the myths and romance they produce, and our love of the wild.

BOLT Residency
Buki Bodunrin, until one day...(installation), 2013. Image courtesy Paul Germanos.

until one day...

Friday, October 4, 2013 to Thursday, October 24, 2013

Adebukola Bodunrin presents a whimsically morose, "anthropological study" that investigates the complex and unstable conflux of tragedy and fantasy surrounding the doomsday narrative.

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Assembling Vestiges

Friday, September 6, 2013 to Thursday, September 26, 2013

BOLT Resident Joseph G. Cruz investigates representations of nineteenth-century polar expeditions, satellite imagery, and lunar exploration.