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HATCH Projects 2016-2017

Artist Residents

Amy Leners
Amy Leners

Amy Leners is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Chicago, IL. Her work is in collaboration with forgotten spaces, exploring our relationships to architecture and space, specifically our homes and how the possible ephemerality of these spaces affects our psyche.

Andrew Barco
Andrew Barco

Andrew Barco is an object, installation and performance maker concerned with the often strange and improbable ways ideas and habits can be transmitted across cultural landscapes and through time.

Anna Showers-Cruser
Anna Showers-Cruser

Anna Showers-Cruser is a femme feminist maker who believes in the transformative potential of collected materials, including but not limited to: synthetic eyelashes, handmade protest signs, crocheted handkerchiefs from grand-aunts in Pulaski, VA, and petroleum jelly.

Azadeh Gholizadeh

Azadeh's work questions how she can transform her discomfort of border crossing and lack of geographical identity into a tool to attain intellectual freedom and a broader understanding of culture, identity and home.

Brittney Leeanne Williams

Brittney Leeanne Williams is a painter and installation artist whose current project addresses narratives of race, invisibility, and state sponsored violence.

Caroline Liu
Caroline Liu

Caroline Liu is an artist who creates paintings and drawings that visually navigate the inner workings of her concussed mind.

Frances Lightbound
Frances Lightbound

Frances Lightbound is an interdisciplinary artist from the UK, whose work explores ideologies and power systems embedded in the urban environment.

Gulsah Mursaloglu
Gulsah Mursaloglu

Gulsah Mursaloglu begins her works with the experience of distance: smelling a thing inches away from her nose and then understanding it from afar with her eyes.

Jeff Prokash
Jeff Prokash

As a collector of material based information, Jeff Prokash draws upon the conventions of preservation, appropriation and the historical archive to produce object based interventions that raise questions about accessibility, ownership and connectivity between cultural phenomena.

Joseph Wilcox
Joseph Wilcox

Joseph Wilcox takes on the role of object-maker, documentarian, curator, and organizer to explore how institutional control and social power structures undermine the autonomy of the individual.

Keeley Haftner
Keeley Haftner

Keeley Haftner (b. 1985) is a Chicago-based Canadian artist who transforms garbage into sculpture in an attempt to locate its lost material and affective value.

Marissa Chris Zain Neuman

Grounded in an insatiable curiosity in the human condition Marissa creates situations that implicate the body and encourage dialogue between the viewer and self.

Meg Leary
Meg Leary

Meg Leary is a performance, sound and visual artist in Chicago.

Nicole Mauser
Nicole Mauser

I use painting, collage, and video to query the relationships between collapses of time-based experience and static images. This image making process does not beg the question why forms begin and exist, but how they will play out.

Pooja Pittie

Based in Chicago, Pooja is a visual artist who uses painting as a way to capture some of the movement she has lost through her muscular disability, allowing the viewer a glimpse into her colorful, optimistic and liberating studio practice.

Rebecca Himelstein

Rebecca Himelstein is an interdisciplinary artist who tracks cultural forms and processes understood as normal or natural through repetitive and rule driven interactions with them.

Sydney Shavers

Sydney Shavers is an interdisciplinary artist who uses Western cultural sign systems to assess ascriptive identities such as race and gender.

Verónica Casado Hernández
Verónica Casado Hernández

Verónica Casado Hernández is a pastist -- as opposed to futurist. She uses History to practice trans-temporal drag and explore narratives of power and rebellion related to women’s social identity.

Yesenia Bello

Yesenia Bello is an organizer of things currently making and striving in Chicago, IL.

Curatorial Residents

Ariel Gentalen
Ariel Gentalen

Ariel Gentalen is an educator, curator, and arts organizer seeking to diversify narratives and create platforms for engaging critical dialogue, among artists, artwork and audience.

Danny Floyd
Danny Floyd

Danny Floyd is a curator, artist, researcher, and educator based out of Chicago.

Sheridan Tucker
Sheridan Tucker

A former Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sheridan Tucker's interests include exploring cultural phenomena through visual art.