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Alexandria Eregbu

Alexandria Eregbu is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and arts administrator whose concerns lie primarily in performance and community engagement.

Eregbu’s work looks through a contemporary art lens at racialized and gendered bodies that have been institutionalized and are publicly visible.

In 2012, Eregbu curated "Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire, Revisited" at Columbia College Chicago. This curatorial project re-examined the first "Marvelous Freedom/Vigilance of Desire"—a Surrealist exhibition shown in Chicago in 1976. The exhibition sought to engage the richness of Chicago’s Surrealist history in order to address new visions of 21st-century Afro-Surrealist aesthetics and cultural concerns.

As an artist, Eregbu’s work has been featured in two solo exhibitions and several group exhibitions including "Seminar with Clifford Owens," Brooklyn, New York; "Feedback," University of Chicago Washington Park Arts Incubator, Chicago; and "Mythologies," Sullivan Galleries, Chicago. She was recently awarded the Propeller Fund Grant 2013 for The (Con)-Solidarity Project, where she will focus on bringing arts programming to consolidated Chicago Public Schools.

Eregbu earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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