Citizen Animalia

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
Artist lecture by Sue Coe has been canceled.

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 call us to re-examine the complex relationship between us humans and our fellow members of Kingdom Animalia.

DEPS is proud to present the DEPS Artist Profile Series featuring the artists of Citizen Animalia. To view this interactive doc please click on the image below:


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 Kendler 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,
Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Closed 

All DEPS facilities, including event spaces, galleries and ShopColumbia will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.