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

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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 […]

Magic in Rural Southwestern Wisconsin: Meg Leary Sounds Off at ACRE Residency / Art21

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In any place that isn’t the otherworldly realm of the ACRE Residency, twelve days doesn’t feel like a long time away from one’s day-to-day life. Launched in 2010 by Nicholas Wylie and Emily Green, ACRE (short for Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) was founded with the mission of providing the arts community with an affordable, cooperative and dialogue-oriented residency. […]

Grant Committee: Critical Fierceness Queer Art Grant

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Since its founding in 2005, Chances Dances has sought to create a safe space for all gender expressions by bringing together the varied LGBTIQ communities of Chicago. The creation of the Critical Fierceness grant expands upon this goal by offering a unique opportunity for queer artistic expression. Individuals or groups who wish to utilize the […]

Curatorial Board: ACRE Projects & Residency

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ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and […]

Performance Anxiety Screening & Reception: Gallery 400 on April 7 at 8pm

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PERFORMANCE ANXIETY Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago 400 S. Peoria Wednesday, April 7 8pm Art critic Alicia Eler and video art collector Jefferson Godard present Performance Anxiety, a program of short video works dealing with performances of cultural identity. In navigating complicated understandings of gender, race, class, sexuality, or existence in on- and […]

“Performance Anxiety” at Gallery 400 w/ Jefferson Godard

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Here’s the full write-up about our show on the Gallery 400 blog: http://gallery400.blogspot.com/2010/03/performance-anxiety.html Performance Anxiety Performance Anxiety: Video Program Curated by Alicia Eler and Jefferson Godard Wednesday, April 7, 8 pm Come for Gallery 400’s MFA Thesis Exhibition opening 5-8 pm, and stay for: Performance Anxiety, a program of short video works dealing with performances […]

Film Screening: Short Sighted at the Smart Museum

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A video I made with Peregrine Honig, entitled Pink Flowers, Mechanical Rabbit (2009 [click here to view!] was included in Short Sighted at the Smart Museum on December 3, 2009. [event information] Short Sighted presents the mechanical wonder of the kinetoscope–Thomas Edison’s peephole motion picture device. Conceived by The Lamps of Elegance–Dan Kerr-Hobert and Chris […]

Bad At Sports: CHICAGO CURATORS’ “PERFORMANCE ANXIETY” ON SOUVENIRS FROM THE EARTH TV

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Wanna talk about new modes of global curation? Chicago-based arts writer Alicia Eler and video collector Jefferson Godard have teamed up to curatePerformance Anxiety, a program of seven short videos by  Chicago and New York City-based artists which can only be seen in Europe via Souvenirs from the Earth, a cable television station broadcast in France […]

Response: Art & the Art of Criticism

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Response: Art and the Art of Criticism with Carrie Schneider University of Illinois at Chicago’s I-Space Gallery April 24-May 30, 2009 Alicia recently participated in “Response: Art & the Art of Criticism” at I-Space Gallery (April 24-May 31, 2009), a show that examines the role of the art critic today, and was part of a […]

Video as Video: Rewind to Form

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Curated by Alicia Eler and Peregrine Honig “Video as Video: Rewind to Form” explores the medium of video through the use of painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and Internet-based coding languages. The show features work by nine international artists: Rob Carter, Rochelle Feinstein, James Gulliver Hancock, Abhishek Hazra, Julie Lequin, Mioon, Julie Orser, Luana Perilli and […]