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Christa Donner

Christa Donner reimagines the human / animal body through a range of media including large-scale drawing, printmaking, digital animation, and small-press publication.

Her process often incorporates public projects and collaborations around narratives of bodily experience. Her work is exhibited internationally, including projects for Gallery 400 (Chicago, USA); the Museum Bellerive (Zurich, Switzerland); Kravets-Wehby Gallery (New York, USA); BankART NYK (Yokohama, Japan); Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art (Paphos, Cyprus); the ANTI Festival of Contemporary Art (Kuopio, Finland); and the Centro Columbo Americano (Medellin, Colombia). In 2012, when her daughter was one year old, Donner initiated Cultural ReProducers, an evolving creative platform for and about cultural workers who are also working it out as parents. Cultural ReProducers continues to foster visibility and support through events, publications, skillsharing, and an extensive online resource for artists and institutions.

Donner's practice extends to her role as a curator and educator.  She currently teaches courses in creative research, drawing, and small-press publishing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Resident year: 
2017-2018
Cohort Group: 
Guest Speaker