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Bolt Residency

BOLT Residency

2015 Bolt Alumni Exhibition
2015 Bolt Alumni Exhibition

BOLT Residency is a highly competitive, juried, one-year artist studio residency program offering contemporary emerging artists the opportunity to engage the Chicago arts community and its public in critical dialogue about contemporary art.

The residency provides nine professional open-plan studios and a 500-square-foot, dedicated gallery space. BOLT takes a holistic approach to the development of residents’ artistic careers by providing studio work space, exhibition opportunities and support, professional development, and creative community.
 
BOLT is structured to provide artists with myriad resources and comprehensive support to create, build upon and sustain a long-term career in the arts.
News

CAC at EXPO Chicago, September 18-21, 2014 at Navy Pier

Current 2014-15 BOLT Mentor Resident Erik L. Peterson presents a special solo exhibition called Indulge Your Every Whim at CAC’s EXPO Booth (#116). Peterson’s selection for this special presentation was juried by Kate Nesin, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.  In addition, Peterson was invited by EXPO Chicago President, Tony Karman, to create a new site-specific 40-foot long neon sculpture, Seep, located at the entrance of Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. 

2011-12 BOLT Resident Alum Jenny Kendler presents Tell it to the Birds, an interactive installation in the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) project space at EXPO Chicago. Kendler is the NRDC’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence.

 

View complete program description and guidelines.

Applications are close for 2015-2016

 

Events

BOLT Residency
Phil Peters, Production Still, 2015
Happening Now+

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
Concept rendering by Erik L. Peterson Based on original photograph by Erik L. Peterson

Hafgerdingar

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 Residents