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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 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.

News

2016-2017 HATCH Projects RESIDENCY APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

HATCH Projects application guidelines and online application for:

  • Curatorial Residents opened on August 1, 2016 and closed on August 23, 2016. Check back for the 2017-2018 Curatorial Application in July 2017.
  • Artist Residents opened on September 1, 2016 and closed on September 29, 2016. Check back for the 2017-2018 Artist Application in August 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

Events

HATCH Projects
Carla Fisher Schwartz, Fragments (rock, dirt, pumice), detail, 2016, Binder's board and inkjet print, Dimensions variable
Happening Now+

Fiction Within

Friday, February 3, 2017 to Thursday, February 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-9pm

"Fiction Within" is a group exhibition featuring HATCH Projects Residents Jessica Harvey, Carla Fisher Schwartz, Barbara Diener, Caleb Yono, Erika Råberg, Yaloo, curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera.

HATCH Projects

Hiding in Plain Sight

Friday, March 3, 2017 to Thursday, March 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6-9pm

"Hiding in Plain Sight" is a group exhibition featuring work by Soheila Azadi, Hannah Givler, Leander Mienardus Knust, Raul De Lara, B. Quinn, and Hillary Wiedemann, curated by George William Price.

Hatch Residents

Curatorial Residents