Chicago Has Six Young Art Curators You Should Know – Chicago Magazine

Thanks Chicago Magazine and Jason Foumberg for naming me one of the six young curators in Chicago to know! Here’s my profile:

Alicia Eler

Who: She uses the internet and social media to research, organize, and produce exhibitions and essays, on topics like adolescent self-portraiture, feminism, and pop-culture critique. Eler once co-curated a video art program broadcast on French and German cable TV, and she is a guest curator for ACRE artists’ residency.

Curating style: “These days I like to cast a large net with a good, crowdsourced open call to start,” usually on Facebook, says Eler. She curates from and for the internet, usually as “collaborative experiments,” she says.

Artist recommendation: Abinadi Meza, from Austin, whose upcoming video installation in Chicago “will turn the gallery into a space of disembodied consciousness,” says Eler. The show runs June 16–July 2 atACRE.

Up next: “NewQueerness,” an ongoing, co-curated Tumblr project. “Deadlines are open-ended and constantly transforming, especially in a virtual space,” says Eler.

Check out the feature here: http://chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/C-Notes/June-2013/6-Emerging-Curators-to-Watch-Now/