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Alexandria Eregbu

Alexandria Eregbu is a visual artist, independent curator, and educator.

At her core, Alexandria is most passionate about re-imagining 21st-century possibilities for artistic practice through service and creating viable support structures that promote both sustainability and accessibility for artists and communities engaging the arts. Her teaching background and early interests in civic justice and youth advocacy were initially fostered through her involvement with TRACE (Teens Re-Imagining Art, Community, and Environment) a creative leadership program facilitated through the Chicago Park District between 2013-2017. Currently, Alexandria serves as an independent curator for Illinois Humanities, Envisioning Justice— a two-year initiative that engages Chicagoans in a citywide conversation about the impact of incarceration on local communities.

As an artist, Alexandria’s multi-faceted practice has illuminated pathways to the coasts of Portland at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY, and throughout the Midwest from the Milwaukee Art Museum in Wisconsin, The Luminary in St. Louis, Missouri, the South Side Community Art Center, Chicago Cultural Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She has held fellowships, as both artist and curator, with ACRE (Steuben, WI); HATCH Projects, Stony Island Arts Bank, (Chicago, IL); The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Iowa City, IA), Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive (New Orleans, LA); and The Camargo Foundation—3Arts Residency (Cassis, France). Alexandria’s gravitation towards creative practice and inquiry has received generous support from the Propeller Fund, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Independent Curators International, 3Arts, and Joyce Foundation. A 2016 3Arts Teaching Artist Award recipient, Alexandria received her BFA in Performance and Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

 

Resident year: 
2018
Cohort Group: 
Guest Speaker