Citizen Animalia

Exhibition Dates: March 2- April 21, 2020
Opening Reception: March 12, 5-7 p.m.

Artist lecture by Sue Coe, part of the SP20 Art Now! Speaker Series hosted by Art and Art History
March 25, 6p.m. Ferguson Lecture Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave Room 101

In 1735 Swedish scientist Carolus Linnaeus invented a system of biological classification known as Taxonomy. Within it exists Kingdom Animalia, comprised of ten million species, everything on planet Earth that either swims, walks or flies including elephants, mosquitos, goldfish, snakes, cows, pigs and us, humans. With equal parts humor, hope and despair the artwork of Citizen Animalia calls us to re-examine the complex relationship between us humans and our fellow members of Kingdom Animalia.

Participating Artists include: Rene Arceo, Brandon Ballengée, Mizraim Cárdenas, Sue Coe, Whit Deschner/The Great Salt Lick, Mark Dion, Nicholas Galanin, Roie Galitz, Laurel Roth Hope, Jenny Kenndler and Brian Kirkbride, Sonia Levy, Ricardo Linares, Norman W. Long, Raúl López-Reyes, Jo-Anne MacArthur, Peggy MacNamara, Dolores Mercado, Alexis Rockman

Curated by Mark Porter

Citizen Animalia would not be possible without The Illinois Arts Council, Galerie St. Etienne, We Animals, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Catharine Clark Gallery, The National Museum of Mexican Art, and Arceo Press.

Exhibition Contact: Mark Porter, mporter@colum.edu/312-369-6643
Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday, and Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed