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Office Hours: Portfolio Review with HATCH Projects Curators

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Office Hours: Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to meet with curators from Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Projects Residency.

One-on-one portfolio reviews last 30 minutes and provide a platform to discuss a range of issues of interest to emerging and working artists, including:

  • Feedback on artwork
  • Preparing for exhibitions
  • Pursuing professional opportunities
  • And more!

Please note that space is very limited & advance registration is required. Office Hours appointments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be able to indicate your reviewer preference following the registration process. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment. 

Learning Objectives

  • Insightful, professional perspective on creative portfolio.
  • How to research opportunities and assess their applicability to one’s aspirations.
  • Logistics of the review process and preparation for studio visits and/or exhibitions.

Portfolio Reviewers

JGV/WAR is the collaboration between J. Gibran Villalobos and William A. Ruggiero.  Their practice includes writing, curating, research, and project development with a focus urban civic practice and contemporary Latin American art. Villalobos and Ruggiero both are art historians and administrators whose research and projects position programming and civic engagement at the center of their practice. Through engaged research and dialogue, they seek alternative and creative methods to provoke conversations surrounding disagreement. Their invitation to be part of the exhibition-making process is founded upon the demystification of "curating." JGV/WAR were HATCH Projects Curators-in-Residence in 2013-2014. 

Meg T. Noe  is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. Her curatorial practice studies aesthetics and politics. Through her work as the Exhibitions and Programming Director at Weinberg/Newton Gallery (Chicago, IL), Meg curates exhibitions focused on issues of social justice in partnership with nonprofit organizations. In two years, she organized seven exhibitions with programming for international and grassroots organizations, including “Soul Asylum” for Human Rights Watch, and “Try Youth As Youth” for the ACLU of Illinois. Meg also likes dark things. Her artworks express a fascination with morbidity, the material of memorialization and ritual, and celebrations of the macabre under late capitalism. She received a BA in Photography from Columbia College of Chicago in 2013. Meg is a HATCH Projects Curator-in-Residence for 2016-2017.

Kate Pollasch is an art historian, curator, and writer. Her curatorial practice interrogates preexisting notions of history and normativity through queer tactics, network theory, archival studies, and considerations of affect and digital pedagogy. In 2012, she curated the exhibition “Roger Brown: This Boy’s Own Story” of Chicago Imagist artist Roger Brown’s artistic relationship to HIV, sexuality, mortality, and Chicago’s gay leather community. The exhibition unearthed previously censored artworks and archival materials from Brown’s career and resulted in Brown’s induction into the Visual AIDS Artist Registry. 

Pollasch holds a MA in Modern art History and Theory and an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds a BA in Studio Art and Art History from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. Kate is the Director of Collections and Curation at the University Club of Chicago and she has held positions with The American Visionary Art Museum, The Art institute of Chicago, the Roger Brown House Museum, Sullivan Galleries, and most recently Rhona Hoffman Gallery. She has lectured at The Chicago History Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, and The University of Chicago and is a contributing writer for New City, The Seen, and Elite Daily. Kate was a HATCH Projects Curator-in-Residence in 2015-2016.

A Chicago native with a childhood steeped in performing and visual arts training, Sadie Woods honed her curating craft at the national award-winning Marwen arts foundation, curating their alumni gallery and forging partnerships with community organizations. During this time, she also was the resident curator for Gallery 718, presenting emerging Chicago artists while lending her deejay skills and music sensibility to create sound installations for each exhibition.

Sadie co-founded deejay collective White Label and has held deejay residencies throughout Chicago for over a decade with a focus in the arts and hospitality industry, and with tastemakers. She received her BFA in Music from Columbia College and MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute. Her practice includes sound art and design, deejaying, exhibition making, and collaborations within communities of difference. She’s been a resident artist at the Hyde Park Art Center Program; resident artist at ACRE; Arts + Public Life Co-Curator In Residence;  Artist-In-Residence at Nichols Tower Homan Square; Sponsored Artist at High Concept Labs; Resident Curator at Chicago Artists Coalition's HATCH Projects; Collaborator for Independent Curators International Dakar Intensive. Sadie is the recipient of Bemis Center for the Arts Artist-In-Residence Program; Terrain-Hatch Projects Resident Curator; Resident DJ at Boleo at The Kimpton Gray Hotel; Co-founder of The Petty Biennial; Artist-in-Residence at Ragdale Foundation. She is a Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute Chicago and will be premiering solo exhibitions at Sub-Mission and Roman Susan Gallery in Chicago and Cave in Detroit in 2017. Sadie was a HATCH Projects Curator-in-Residence in 2014-2015.


$30 | General Public, CAC Artist Members, and BOLT, HATCH, LAUNCH, and FIELD/WORK Residents

Registration for this program is now sold out. Additional Office Hours opportunities will take place this winter.