HATCH Projects is a yearlong, 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. Selected artists will participate in a 3-person exhibition curated by the group’s assigned Curator Resident. Halfway through the year, Artist Residents can decide to continue with their Curator Resident or work with another one in the program for their 6-person exhibition. 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.
UPCOMING DATES for 2017-2018 HATCH Projects APPLICATIONS
HATCH Projects application guidelines and online application for:
- Curatorial Residency application opens on July 7, 2017 and closes on August 4, 2017.
- Artist Residency application opens on September 1, 2017 and closes on September 29, 2017.
HATCH Projects 2016-2017 Mentor Curators:
Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director / Chief Curator, National Museum of Mexican Art
Claudine Isé, Director of the Riverside Art Center’s Freeark Gallery, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Franck Mercurio, independent curator, exhibition consultant, writer, and editor with Mercurio-Exhibits
Jennifer Scott, Director of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
HATCH Projects 2016–2017 Curatorial Residents:
Ariel Gentalen, Danny Floyd, Meg Noe, and Sheridan Tucker
HATCH PROJECTS 2016-2017 ARTIST RESIDENTS:
Amy Leners, Andrew Barco, Anna Showers-Cruser, Azadeh Gholizadeh, Brittney Leeanne Williams, Cameron Clayborn, Caroline Liu, Daniel Hojnacki, Frances Lightbound, Gulsah Mursaloglu, Jeff Prokash, Joseph Wilcox, Keeley Haftner, Lesley Jackson, Marissa Chris Zain Neuman, Martinez E-B, Matt Mancini, Meg Leary, Nicole Mauser, Pooja Pittie, Rebecca Himelstein, Sydney Shavers, Verónica Casado Hernández, and Yesenia Bello