You are here

HATCH Projects

Jeff Robinson

Installation view of “Subdivision,” a collaborative artist-curatorial project with Allison Lacher for University Galleries at Illinois State University, February 21 – April 2, 2017. Lacher and Robinson “subdivided” their exhibition opportunity by inviting seven artists to respond to and manipulate the faux-neighborhood environment created by the artist-curator duo. The exhibition sought to destabilize conventional roles of the institution, the curator, the artist, and the public, and to challenge issues of
Installation view of “Subdivision,” a collaborative artist-curatorial project with Allison Lacher for University Galleries at Illinois State University, February 21 – April 2, 2017. Lacher and Robinson “subdivided” their exhibition opportunity by inviting seven artists to respond to and manipulate the faux-neighborhood environment created by the artist-curator duo. The exhibition sought to destabilize conventional roles of the institution, the curator, the artist, and the public, and to challenge issues of authorship and ownership. Featured in the image is work from (left to right): Selina Trepp, Erin Hayden, Thad Kellstadt, Melissa Oresky, and Alejandro T. Acierto.

Jeff Robinson is a curator, artist, and arts advocate based in both Chicago and Springfield, Illinois.

Robinson has curated and organized numerous exhibitions at the UIS Visual Arts Gallery, where he serves as Gallery Director, and at DEMO Project, which he co-founded and co-directed until its demolition in early 2018. In 2017, Robinson co-organized the Terrain Biennial: Outpost in Enos Park. He currently serves as Co-Vice President on the board for Terrain. His curatorial and studio practices have been featured on Daily Serving, in NewCity Magazine (Chicago), FLOORR Magazine (London) the Riverfront Times (St. Louis), and NPR Illinois, among others.

Resident year: 
2018-2019
Cohort Group: 
Curatorial Resident