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Greg Ruffing

"Standards Variance" gallery exhibition and rotating installations in the storefront windows at Public Access, May-June 2017. Co-organized with Brandon Alvendia. Artists and non-artists were invited to generate alternative proposals for urban space in Chicago neighborhoods, as a way of detourning “speculation” away from real estate profit-making and instead toward grassroots action and community self-determination.
"Standards Variance" gallery exhibition and rotating installations in the storefront windows at Public Access, May-June 2017. Co-organized with Brandon Alvendia. Artists and non-artists were invited to generate alternative proposals for urban space in Chicago neighborhoods, as a way of detourning “speculation” away from real estate profit-making and instead toward grassroots action and community self-determination.

Greg Ruffing is an artist, writer, organizer, and curator working on topics around the production of space at different scales – from the macro level of sociopolitical structures and architecture in the built environment, down to an emphasis on community, collaboration, and exchange on the interpersonal level.

Often looking critically or conceptually at the specifics of site and place, he has facilitated exhibitions and programming at venues such as The Perch, Public Access, SPACES (Ohio), and the upcoming Terrain Biennial. He recently completed a dual degree MFA in Photography and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Resident year: 
2017-2018
Cohort Group: 
Curatorial Resident