DEPS - Department of Exhibitions, Performance & Student Spaces Columbia College Chicago
Borderland

Borderland
Jul. 06, 2010 - Aug. 14, 2010

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Digital Incarnate

Digital Incarnate
Feb. 08, 2010 - Apr. 02, 2010

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2010 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition

2010 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition

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Post Human//Future Tense

Post Human//Future Tense
Nov. 01, 2010 - Dec. 17, 2010

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Fear-Into-Fire

Fear-Into-Fire
Jan. 24, 2011 - Mar. 02, 2011

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Imaginary Landscapes

Imaginary Landscapes
Mar. 14, 2011 - Apr. 20, 2011

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Collected: DEPS Permanent Collection Exhibition

Collected: DEPS Permanent Collection Exhibition
Sep. 06, 2011 - Oct. 19, 2011
Erik Lundquist

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2011 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition

2011 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition
Nov. 03, 2011 - Jan. 06, 2012
Portfolio Center

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Emphatic Evolution

Emphatic Evolution
Jan. 19, 2012 - Feb. 22, 2012

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First Generation: A Revolution of Thought

First Generation: A Revolution of Thought
Mar. 08, 2012 - Apr. 20, 2012
Sharon Sanchez

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LAUNCH

LAUNCH
May. 04, 2012 - Jun. 01, 2012

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Launch 2013

Launch 2013
May. 17, 2013 - Jun. 15, 2013

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Point of Departure

Point of Departure
Apr. 04, 2013 - May. 03, 2013

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Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited

Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited
Jan. 28, 2013 - Mar. 22, 2013

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Word 6

Word 6
Nov. 01, 2012 - Jan. 11, 2013

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2012 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition

2012 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition
Sep. 04, 2012 - Oct. 19, 2012

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Chicago Curates Columbia: Audio Arts and Acoustics

Chicago Curates Columbia: Audio Arts and Acoustics
Apr. 02, 2014 - May. 02, 2014

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Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics

Discarded: The Afterlife of Everyday Electronics
Jan. 13, 2014 - Mar. 07, 2014

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OUT THERE: An Existential Crisis of Intergalactic Proportions

OUT THERE: An Existential Crisis of Intergalactic Proportions
Oct. 24, 2013 - Dec. 13, 2013

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2013 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition

2013 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition
Sep. 03, 2013 - Oct. 11, 2013
Portfolio Center

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Tight Pencils

Tight Pencils
Jun. 23, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014

TIGHT PENCILSJune 23 – August 22, 2014  Tight Pencils highlights the work of current Columbia College students,  recent alumni and faculty who are involved in Chicago’s vibrant comic book culture.  This community of artists, centered in part around the group Linework, has exhibited in various forms over the past years and has produced several comic anthologies.  The artists in this exhibition are known not only for the quality of their work but also for their role in fostering and maintaining one of the closest knit, vibrant and productive artist groups in the city. Artists include: David Alvarado, Ivan Brunetti, Kevin Budnik, Nick DrNaso, Zelda Galewsky, Marieke McClendon, Paul Nudd, Joyce Rice, Jeremy Smith Exhibition Contact: Justin Witte/jwitte@colum.edu/312-369-8177                  
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Shift: Chicago Artist Collectives

Shift: Chicago Artist Collectives
Mar. 19, 2015 - May. 02, 2015

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Engage/Connect

Engage/Connect
Jan. 09, 2015 - Mar. 06, 2015

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Something Important - Short Films by Chinese Filmmakers in North America

Something Important - Short Films by Chinese Filmmakers in North America
Oct. 23, 2014 - Dec. 12, 2014
Yidi Li

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2014 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition

2014 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition
Sep. 02, 2014 - Oct. 10, 2014

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A History of US: Works From The Permanent Collection

A History of US: Works From The Permanent Collection
Jun. 25, 2015 - Aug. 21, 2015
Haydee Souffrant and Zoe Wavering

June 25 - August 21, 2015 Us- pronoun 1. The objective case of we, used as a direct or indirect object. 2. The abbreviation of the United States. A History of US presents work from the Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces permanent collection. The selected works highlight artists who explore personal narratives and those who use their work to document different social and political histories both outside and within the United States. A History of US poses the question of which comes first, the personal narrative or the social one? Can the two even be separated? By pairing personal investigations alongside the work that explores the social and political landscapes, this exhibition attempts to create a more complete picture of US. Curated by: Haydee Souffrant and Zoe Wavering '18 Exhibition Contact: Justin Witte / jwitte@colum.edu / 312-369-8177  
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He, She, They, Ze

He, She, They, Ze
Jan. 22, 2016 - Mar. 15, 2016

He, She, They, Ze Curated by: Anna Rathman (BA ’15)   Exhibition Dates: January 22 - March 15, 2016 Reception: February 9, 4 - 6pm Recently, Columbia College Chicago made policy changes allowing students to determine their own gender pronouns. This change is representative of a growing national awareness of the transgender and gender variant communities. The exhibition He, She, They, Ze is a celebration of the progress that has been made towards gender diversity and inclusion, while also exploring gender as both an individual experience and a relationship one has to society. The exhibition’s title—consisting of gender pronouns—not only alludes to the policy change that inspired the exhibition, but also to the ways in which we define ourselves and communicate that to others. Gender is both personal and public, invisible and visible. The works that comprise He, She, They, Ze range from the deeply intimate and personal, to communal and societal. Artists Jess Dugan and Emmett Ramstad explore seriality through personalized lenses; finding connections and differences amongst similar subjects. Works by JJ Levine and Leon Mostovoy use photography to challenge the viewers’ assumptions about sex and gender. Artist Tuesday Smillie’s banners personalize the language of protest, uniting the past and present into a singular moment. Works by Coco Riot, Melissa H. Potter, and Lorenzo Triburgo address the politics of visibility, illustrating how individuals are represented or not represented publicly. The works included in the exhibition not only represent a diversity of gender experiences, but also illuminate the ways in which the viewer, too, participates in gender and gendering.  He, She, They, Ze was developed in Curatorial Practicum taught by Neysa Page-Lieberman at Columbia College Chicago.  Artists: Jess Dugan, JJ Levine, Leon Mostovoy, Melissa H. Potter, Emmett Ramstad, Coco Riot, Tuesday Smillie, Lorenzo Triburgo Campus Wide Intiative: Gender Poo As part of the exhibition, DEPS have installed the work of Coco Riot, a He, She, They, Ze, artist, in several restrooms across campus. The project borrows the language of traditional bathroom signage to represent identities that fall outside normative divides. What began as a project that challenged the traditional gender binary, has expanded to include a multitude of experiences that are not typically represented publicly. Sometimes serious, sometimes tongue-in-cheek, Genderpoo is always questioning the notion of normal, and how normalization happens through public representation.  To experience these installations, please visit the following locations: 33 E. Congress, 5th floor, All Gender Restroom 72 E. 11th, 1st floor, All Gender Restroom 1104 S. Wabash, 1st floor, Gender-Specific Restrooms 623 S. Wabash, 1st floor, Gender-Specific Restrooms Multi-Cultural Affairs Office Restrooms Library, 3rd Floor Reading Room, Gender-Specific Restrooms Programming Accompanying programming is presented in conjunction with the current Glass Curtain Gallery exhibition, Bring Your Own Body, transgender between archives and aesthetics. Please click here for full list of programming. Exhibition contact: Leo Selvaggio, lselvaggio@colum.edu or Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu
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People's Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street

People's Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street
Jul. 01, 2016 - Aug. 05, 2016

July 1 - August 5, 2016 People's Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street is an exhibition and competition that will display the top student proposals submitted for the new art projects on the WAC. This exhibition will also contextualize the impact that WAC has had on students, the College and the South Loop community. Gathered from submitted proposals, the exhibition will display the top five submitted proposals. Members of the Wabash Arts Corridor Committee will jury the first round of the submissions, choosing the top proposals to be displayed in the gallery. Visitors are highly encouraged to vote for their favorite proposal. The proposals with the most votes will be awarded a "People's Choice Award", the chosen artist will display their work temporarily in the Wabash Arts Cooridor. Exhibition contact: Leo Selvaggio, lselvaggio@colum.edu or Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/ 312-369-6643
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2015 Weisman Award Exhibition

2015 Weisman Award Exhibition
Sep. 18, 2015 - Oct. 30, 2015

September 8 – October 30, 2015 Opening Reception: Friday, September 18, 4 – 9 pm Wabash Arts Corridor Reception, Friday, October 23, 5-7pm   The Albert P. Weisman Award was established in 1974 to encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to complete projects in fields of communication.  With projects spanning several disciplines including photography, film and video, architecture, fine art and design, the exhibition offers a wide range of artistic agendas. The exhibition features excerpts from larger projects created by the following artists: ALEX ABRAHAMSON, Cinema Art + Science BJ ALLEN, Interdisciplinary Arts & Media GRAYSON HUGH BAGWELL, Interdisciplinary Arts & Media HANNAH BATSEL, Interdisciplinary Book and Paper LINDSEY BORGNA, Photography ADRIENNE CISKEY, Interdisciplinary Arts & Media ROBERT CARNILIUS COGDELL II, Cinema Art + Science TAYLOR EDIN, Fine Arts WHIT FORRESTER, Photography ROBERTO GUTIERREZ, Illustration KELSEY HAYENGA, Business & Entrepreneurship ELAINE CATHERINE MILLER, Photography JONATHAN MOELLER, Cinema Art + Science TIN NGUYEN, Cinema Art + Science MATTHEW K ROBINSON, Business & Entrepreneurship Academic Partnerships: The Porfolio Center Exhibition Contact: Leo Selvaggio, lselvaggio@colum.edu
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GAME ART VS. ART GAME

GAME ART VS. ART GAME
Aug. 18, 2016 - Oct. 28, 2016
VGA Gallery

August 18- October 28, 2016Reception:  September 23, 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Exhibition tour 7:30 p.m.)  Organized by VGA Gallery, GAME ART VS. ART GAME is a group exhibition of video games of artistic significance, made by both experimental game designers and fine artists experimenting with games. Within the conversational space of Columbia College Chicago's Arcade Gallery, this selection of playable, iconoclastic video games will yield rare opportunities for comparison, contrast, appreciation and enjoyment. This exhibiton is being held in conjunction with Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball being held at the Glass Curtain galleryParticipating artists include: Pippin Barr, Jonathan Blow, Cardboard Computer, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Hannah Leja Epstein (hanski), Nina Freeman & Joni Kittaka, Ryan & Amy Green (Numinous Games), Hunter Jonakin, JODI, Feng Mengbo, Michaël Samyn & Auriea Harvey (Tale of Tales), and David van Brink   The Game About DiversityOctober 6, 4-6 p.m.Conaway Center, 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st FloorThis panel is a cross conversation between our current exhibitions GAME ART VS. ART GAME and Skillshot: The Collaborative Art of Pinball as we explore how pinball and gaming leagues navigate diversity within its players, along with possible solutions to bringing together players of different communities. This panel is moderated by Echa Schneider, founder of the first women’s pinball league Belles and Chimes, and includes Keisha Howard, founder of the female gamer's community Sugar Gamers, Jamie Sanchez, co-founder of Voxelles, a gaming league focused on fostering gender diversity in the gaming industry, Brice Puls, Exhibitions Manager of The Video Game Art Gallery, Amanda Hamrick, Columbia College Chicago student and Interactive Arts and Media major, and Whitney Pow, Ph.D. student in Screen Cultures at Northwestern University.Game NightOctober 21, 6-9 p.m.Held in Conjunction with Columbia Weekend’s Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) CrawlGlass Curtain Gallery and The ArcadeOrganized by The International Flipper Pinball Association, Gaming Night for Skillshot will include a tournament/fundraiser for Project Pinball, a charity organization that places pinball machines in children’s hospitals, in the Glass Curtain Gallery. Simultaneously in The Arcade, VGA Gallery will also host an evening of game play with GAME ART VS. ART GAME curators.
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2016 Weisman Award Exhibition

2016 Weisman Award Exhibition
Nov. 10, 2016 - Jan. 13, 2017

November 10 - January 13, 2017 Reception:  November 10, 4-6pm (Best in Show Announcement at 5:30) The 2016 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition features a wide range of artistic practices within thedisciplines of photography, architecture, fashion, film and video, design and fine art. Each featured project was completed with funding generously provided by The Albert P. Weisman Award, established in 1974 to encourage both undergraduate and graduate students to complete arts and media projects. Including work by: Hannah Batsel, Mary Clare Butler, Saeedah Cook, Lilli Kayes, Marlo Koch, Woody Leslie,Martin Macias, Carlos Prias, Elina Ruka and Zena Salam The Albert P. Weisman Award is made possible by the generosity of the Weisman family, the Weisman Committee and the many friends of Albert P. Weisman who donate both time and resources to makethis award possible. For more information, visit www.colum.edu/weisman Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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Evoke: An Environmental Inspiration Exhibit

Evoke: An Environmental Inspiration Exhibit
Feb. 02, 2017 - Mar. 14, 2017

February 2 – March 14, 2017Reception February 2, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. DEPS presents Evoke: An Environmental Inspiration Exhibit in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). This exhibition continues the conversation on environmental justice, following MoCP’s fall exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy.  The artwork featured in Evoke promotes the value and magnificence of nature, while also exploring society’s advantageous, yet debilitating relationship with it. The artists in this exhibition promote an individual connection and appreciation for the natural world. Each work is meant to inspire and evoke an emotional response in viewers; encouraging them to spread awareness and make changes within their individual lives and surrounding communities with the future and well-being of the Earth in mind. Evoke features creative work of Columbia College Chicago students and alumni in various forms, including painting, film, photography, and other media. Participating artists: Jeff Borowiak, Joan Hammel, Lindsey Christian Higgins, Natalie Guzman, Nina Lawrin, Chanel Nielssen, Megan Maria Rivera, Copeland Smith, Sarah Trobee, Jessica Anne Sladek and Jordan West. Curated by: Kelly Egan (Photography, 2017) and Zack Rupp (Cultural Studies, 2017).  Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday For more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643 
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2017 People’s Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street

2017 People’s Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street
Mar. 30, 2017 - Apr. 26, 2017

People’s Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street March 30- April 26, 2017 Opening reception: March 30, 4-6pm People’s Choice: Wabash Arts Corridor from Sketch to Street is an exhibition and competition that displays student proposals submitted for the new mural on the WAC located on the south-facing wall at 623 S. Wabash Ave. Gathered from student submissions, the exhibition will display the top proposals from the mural competition. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to vote for their favorite proposals, selecting which projects will be produced for the Wabash Arts Corridor through a “People’s Choice Award.” Voting ends April 21st. This exhibition will also contextualize the impact that WAC has had on students, the College and the South Loop community, through an illustrated timeline and map. Participating artists: Kate Anderson, Barton Chan, Elliot Dijol, Shelby Gahm, Joycelyne Guerra, Michael McHugh, Brenna Penson, Narineh Seferian, Melanie Vasquez and Jamari Wilson Organized by Henry Voellmecke  For more information about the Wabash Arts Corridor, please visit:http://wabashartscorridor.org/ Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-FridayFor more information: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643
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Modus Operandi: BFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Modus Operandi: BFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
May. 12, 2017 - Apr. 26, 2017

May 12 – May 26, 2017Opening reception: May 12, 5-8pm  The Arcade at Columbia College Chicago presents Modus Operandi: BFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, May 12 – May 26, 2017 with work by Andrea R Coleman, Shelby Gahm, Cassandra Meek, Narineh Seferian, Alex van Dorp, Henry Voellmecke, Jeremy Weber, Pete Willson and Ty Wubbenhorst. Modus Operandi explores the habits of working in which process becomes a specific method in creating aesthetics. This exhibition features work that incorporates the conceptual underpinnings of phenomenology, aura, ephemeral events, aesthetics of power and the sublime. The thesis exhibition serves as a culmination of the rigorous Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program in the Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago. Through Columbia’s interdisciplinary approach in curriculum, fine art students are encouraged to develop skills in a breadth of media – drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance and video. Consequently, the graduating class of 2017 has found innovative approaches to their practices through process-oriented work and a hybridization of media. The intimate class size of nine students allows for Modus Operandi to function beyond a standard thesis exhibition. Although practices may differ significantly amongst each artist, this show has been curated with the assistance of faculty members, Brandon Alvendia, Meg Duguid and Fo Wilson, to showcase the distinctive qualities each artist presents while maintaining an overall coherence. This exhibition is sponsored by the Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago.  Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter, Exhibitions Manager, mporter@colum.edu, 312.369.6643Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pmFor more information: www.colum.edu/deps
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