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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 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

 

HATCH Projects APPLICATIONS ARE OPENING SOON for 2016-2017:

HATCH Projects application guidelines and online application for:

  • Curatorial Residents will be available on August 1, 2016 and due on August 23, 2016
  • Artist Residents will be available on September 1, 2016 and due on September 27, 2016
HATCH Projects 2015–16 Curatorial Residents:  

Brett Swinney, George William Price, Kate Pollasch, and Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

With special thanks to our 2015-16 Mentor Curators: 

Lorelei Stewart, Director, Gallery 400, School of Art & Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago
Robyn Farrell, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago
Steven L. Bridges, Curatorial Assistant, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Tricia Van Eck, Artistic Director, 6018 | North, Chicago

With curatorial advisory support from:

Joseph Ravens, Artistic Director, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Chicago; Co-Founder and Co-Curator of Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival

 

Events

HATCH Projects
Angela Davis Fegan, "Lavender Menace" poster (detail), 2016, Letterpress print with menstrual blood
Happening Now+

A Fine Line

Friday, July 22, 2016 to Thursday, August 11, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, July 22, 6-9pm

"A Fine Line" features HATCH Residents Austen Brown, Alex Calhoun, and Angela Davis Fegan. The exhibition is curated by Kate Pollasch.

HATCH Projects
Jon Chambers, "Body Parts," 2016, Vinyl Banner, 7 x 5 ft

Ethno / graphic

Friday, August 19, 2016 to Thursday, September 8, 2016
Opening reception: Friday August 19, 6-9pm

A group exhibition with new works by Yaloo, Jon Chambers, and Cassandra Stadnicki, "Ethno / graphic" is curated by Brett Swinney.

Hatch Residents