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HATCH Projects

Mara Baker and Nina Barnett, A Primer: on dolomite rock in the upper peninsula (both eroded and mined), 2015, Urethane, graphite, acrylic plastic, silicon carbide, trimmer line, aluminum rod, dimensions variable
Mara Baker and Nina Barnett, A Primer: on dolomite rock in the upper peninsula (both eroded and mined), 2015, Urethane, graphite, acrylic plastic, silicon carbide, trimmer line, aluminum rod, dimensions variable

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. 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.

News

 

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

Allison Lacher, La Keisha Leek, Jaxon Pallas, and Sadie Woods.

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

 

Events

HATCH Projects
Jessica Caponigro, Untitled (Leather Stone) detail, 2015, vinyl, quartz, wire, laminate flooring, foliage
Happening Now+

Rough Idle

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

"Rough Idle" embraces the emotional and material resonances which emerge spontaneously and organically from a nebula of objects.

HATCH Projects
Casey Smallwood, Still from "Somewhere," 2015

As Stars At Daybreak

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

A missing persons case at a historic house museum, psychosexual intimacies with a boy band, and giving non-Black allies a "pass" all collide in "As Stars At Daybreak."

Hatch Residents