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.
Chicago Artists Coalition Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant, December 2, 2014
CAC at EXPO Chicago, September 18-21, 2014 at Navy Pier
Current 2014-15 BOLT Mentor Resident Erik L. Peterson will present 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 will present 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.