As the 2015–2016 artist-in-residence for Museum Education, Chicago artist Alberto Aguilar worked in the Ryan Education Center and several galleries through the summer. Aguilar’s creative practice often incorporates found materials as well as exchanges with his family, artists, and other people he encounters. His work bridges media from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound, and has been exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Queens Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Sponsored by the Rita and Jim Knox Endowment Fund for Museum Education
As part of his residency, Alberto Aguilar produced Formative Works, a series of videos in which Chicago-based artists speak about a work of art in the Art Institute's collection that has made an impact in the artist's own practice.
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Alberto Aguilar: This wall is a work made up of parts Trott Family Gallery Ryan Learning Center May 7–September 5, 2016
Alberto Aguilar reminds us that we are always making something. Using wall painting, photographs, drawings, and ephemera, he transforms the "residue of certain life activities"—such as teaching, family, and exercise—into art.
Alberto Aguilar is the artist-in-residence for 2015-16. The residency is sponsored by the Jim and Rita Knox Endowment Fund for Museum Education.
Alberto Aguilar. New Routine (Madrid Apartment), 2012
8 hours 31 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago CLOSING SOON—Supernatural Shakespeare
While Shakespeare’s title characters might have the most name recognition, the Bard’s meddling witches and mischievous faerie folk often steal the show. See this focused installation before it closes October 10.
11 hours 50 min ago The Art Institute of Chicago THURSDAY at 6:00—Join us for a tour of works in our collection presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation.
1 day 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago NOW OPEN—Humanism + Dynamite = The Soviet Photomontages of Aleksandr Zhitomirsky
The first exhibition in the post-Soviet world devoted to leading political artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky offers a captivating portrayal of a satirist and loyal citizen who inventively furthered his country’s official causes across a tumultuous half-century.