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HATCH Projects 2014-2015

Artist Residents

Alejandro T. Acierto

Seeking to articulate multiple aspects of racialized subjectivities, Alejandro T. Acierto engages histories of racialization through time-based media to understand our current contemporary moment in a “post-racial” America.

Ali Aschman

Ali Aschman is an visual artist and animator whose practice includes animation, installation, drawing and printmaking. She experiments with narrative forms through moving and still images, kinetic and static objects and sculptural tableaux.

Andrew Rosinski

Andrew Rosinski is an interdisciplinary artist exploring storytelling and message communication through moving images, visual art, digital art, text, and the internet.

Andy Roche


Casey Smallwood

Casey Smallwood directs the viewer through created situations that prompt a performer to negotiate the space between acting and being.

Danny Volk

Invasive, consensual, anintimate mediations
Philanthropic narcissism
Semiotics of the real
(Cough. Pause.)

Esau McGhee

“If everyone likes everything you do…you may be doing something wrong”

Hideous Beast

Hideous Beast, a collaboration between Josh Ippel and Charlie Roderick, creates events and installations that challenge passive forms of cultural consumption by eliciting tangible, productive responses from audience-participants.

Hui-min Tsen

Using aspects of history, research, and exploration, Hui-min Tsen retells stories of myths and mysteries present in our everyday landscape.

Hyounsang Yoo

Hyounsang Yoo explores relationships between history and ideas of production of reality through photography, video, installation and sculpture.

Jeffrey Michael Austin

Jeffrey Michael Austin is an interdisciplinary artist attempting to present the everyday struggles of private and social perception within the context of greater universal phenomena.

Jessica Caponigro

Using line, geometry, and pattern, Jessica Caponigro is a multidisciplinary artist whose work addresses issues surrounding restriction, both physical and psychological.

Julie Weber

Julie Weber’s practice explores the mutability of photographic materials, investigating how photographs are made, their embedded histories, and their physicality.

Kayla Anderson

Using a playful approach to methods of “excavation”, Kayla Anderson engages with cultural artifacts of the past in order to propose parallel worlds.

Kelly Lloyd

Kelly Lloyd's practice currently includes putting 2 to 3 objects next to one another, performative lecturing, painting environments and forming her writing into objects.

LeRoy Bach

LeRoy Bach is a Chicago-based musician, composer, instigator.

Maya Mackrandilal

Maya Mackrandilal is a trans-disciplinary artist and writer interested in the intersections of history, race, gender, and power in contemporary culture.

Rachel E. Foster

Rachel E. Foster is an artist who is constantly searching the grey area between data, information, knowledge, and wisdom.

Rafael E. Vera

Rafael E. Vera utilizes building materials and domestic objects, which revel in a state of in between-ness and occupy ambiguous space relative to production and consumption. He was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and lives with his wife and two kids, in a house with a front porch, in the city of Chicago.

Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson lives and works in Chicago, IL where he is an artist and Associate Professor of Art & Design at Trinity Christian College. His ongoing Department of Natural History projects engage a range of complex and peculiar relationships between humans and the natural world.

Snow Yunxue Fu

Snow Yunxue Fu’s work approaches the subject of the Sublime using topographical computer rendered animation installation. She exams and interprets the world around her through virtual reality.

Stephanie Graham

Stephanie Graham aspires to be the Oprah of the art world. With this in mind, she creates photographs and films exploring how we are all different and all the same.

Stevie Hanley

Stevie Hanley, “The Dainty Satanist,” as described by Vaginal Davis, has made a practice of carrying out the Mormon Mission he was never allowed to begin due to a failed church lead “sexual re-orientation” therapy. His works are engaged with intimacy, radical empathy, elevating psychic baseness and cosmic retribution.

Curatorial Residents

Allison Lacher

Allison Lacher is an artist, educator, curator, and community arts advocate.

Jaxon Pallas

Jaxon Pallas is an artist, archivist, curator, and educator primarily concerned with projects at the intersection of the personal, the popular, and the political.

La Keisha Leek

La Keisha Leek is a writer, arts administrator and curator who graduated with a BA in Art History from Columbia College Chicago.

Sadie Woods

A Chicago native with a childhood steeped in performing and visual arts training, Sadie Woods is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mentor Curators

Photo: Shawn Michelle Smith
Amy Mooney

Amy M. Mooney is an Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Columbia College, Chicago.

©MCA Chicago, Photo: Nathan Keay.
Karsten Lund

Karsten Lund is a Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Nathan Mason

Nathan Mason is Curator of Exhibits and Public Art for the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.