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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

The 2017-18 deadline for HATCH Projects has passed. Please check back in July 2018 for updated guidelines and application form. Information remains on this page for reference only.

 

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.

Please note that artists currently participating in the FIELD/WORK Residency are not eligible to apply to HATCH Projects for the upcoming session. Conversely, HATCH Residents cannot apply to the FIELD/WORK Residency until their program has concluded.
 

News

HATCH Projects Artist Residency Applications are closed. Please check back in July 2018 for updates.

HATCH Projects application guidelines and online application for:

  • Curatorial Residency application opened on July 7, 2017 and closed on August 4, 2017.
  • Artist Residency application opened on September 1, 2017 and closed on September 29, 2017.
 
HATCH Projects 2017-2018 Mentor Curators:

Romi Crawford, Associate Professor in Visual and Critical Studies and Liberal Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Janet Dees, Curator, Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University
Grace Deveney, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Megha Ralapati, Residency & Special Projects Manager, Hyde Park Art Center

HATCH PROJECTS 2017-2018 CURATORIAL RESIDENTS:

Courtney Cintron
Greg Ruffing
Jamillah Hinson
Sabrina Greig

Events

HATCH Projects
Mitsu Salmon, "Touching Almond from Formosan Wood", 2018, Installation (video still)
Happening Now+

ORWELLIAN OFFSPRING

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 6-9 pm

"Orwellian Offspring" is a group exhibition featuring works by HATCH Artists-in-Residence Marie Baldwin, Mitsu Salmon, and Jacqueline Surdell, and is curated by Courtney Cintron. || Exhibition on view in CAC's new home at 2130 West Fulton St. ||

HATCH Projects
Sydney Shavers, Untitled, 2018, Photograph
Happening Now+

You will be the archivist of your desires

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 6-10 pm at the Chicago Art Department (1932 S. Halsted)

HATCH Projects presents the exhibition "You will be the archivist of your desires" that opens at the Chicago Art Department (1932 S. Halsted) on Friday, July 13, 6-10 pm.

HATCH Projects
Nora Chin, "Stool (Lisa Frank)", 2018, Ceramic stoneware and plastic lacing cord, 10” x 10” x 10”

Somewhere Behind Us

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9 pm

"Somewhere Behind Us" is a HATCH Projects exhibition featuring Nora Chin, Andrea Coleman, and Erin Smego, and is curated by Jamillah Hinson.

Hatch Residents