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

Current Exhibition


Jonathan Michael Castillo, Chungking Mansions: A world unto itself

February 21 - April 26, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 21, 4-6 p.m.

Chungking Mansions: A world unto itself features new work by Jonathan Michael Castillo created in Hong Kong and funded by the Stuart R. Abelson Award. With a photography based practice Castillo describes his work as social documentary with a focus on immigration, community and place that utilizes portraiture and images of interior space. This work was made entirely within one building called Chungking Mansions in the Tsim Sha Tsui neighborhood of Hong Kong’s Kowloon Peninsula. As a central fixture of the immigrant community in Hong Kong, this building serves as a place of commerce, cultural heritage and community for a diverse group of people including longtime Hong Kongers, new immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and travelers from across the globe. Regardless of where one comes from, Chungking Mansions offers a welcoming space to all.

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The Arcade
618 S. Michigan Ave, 2nd Floor

DEPS’ newest gallery, The Arcade takes its name from the building’s previous incarnation when it was known as The Arcade Building. With sweeping views of Grant Park, the gallery exhibits all media, with a particular focus on new media and interdisciplinary art.

Gallery hours:
Monday- Friday 9a.m.-5p.m.