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HATCH Projects

HATCH Projects

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Brent Fogt, "Washington," Crocheted jute and string, Dimensions variable, 2013. Photo by Paul Germanos.

HATCH Projects is a year-long, juried incubator for contemporary Chicago artists and curators that strives to support an ecology of curatorial and artistic practice. HATCH fosters shared experimentation, exchange and creativity to produce ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.

Artist Residents are divided into groups of six to work with one Curator Resident throughout the year. Selected artists will participate in three exhibitions curated by the group’s assigned Curator Resident. Each Artist Resident receives professional development through dynamic exhibitions, one-on-one studio visits, public programs, and community building to develop a sustainable creative practice. Through this unique hands-on experience and professional development program, Artist Residents develop valuable insight and experience in contemporary exhibition making.



HATCH Projects is pleased to announce its 2014–15 Curator Residents:  

Allison Lacher, Jaxon Pallas, Sadie Woods, and Xiaorui Zhu.

With special thanks to our 2014-15 Mentor Curators:

Karsten Lund, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Nathan Mason, Curator of Exhibits and Public Art at the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Tracye A. Matthews, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago
Amy Mooney, Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Columbia College, Chicago



HATCH Projects
Sebura&Gartelmann, "Cutting It Close" (detail), 2014, foam, rope, wood, epoxy resin, fabric, paint, mirrored acrylic, dimensions variable

Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure

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

Extraordinary Effort, Spectacular Failure deals with the collective, creative struggle of living and working a multi-hyphenate artistic practice.

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