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Originally from Metro-Detroit, Joan Roach is an emerging arts writer and curator who focuses on sculptural, textual, and performance-based work concerned with how we conceptualize, create, and restrict social space. Writing from a phenomenological perspective, they highlight work that encourages arts audiences to give critical attention to their relationship with the material world. At present, they are the publication editor for LVL3, an artist-run exhibition space and publication, and a contributor to New City Magazine.
Secondary Image: Exhibition On Being Tender featuring work by artists Madison Kline and Michele Mobley.
Helen Lee creates performances that weave storytelling, 16mm film, home videos, taxidermy, installation and social practice. She was born and raised in Chicago to immigrant parents from South Korea. Lee received her MFA in Performance from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA in Dance with a minor in Theatre from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has presented works in the US, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Iceland, Finland and Canada. Her work examines ancestral lineage, identity, racism, memory and shame. Helen looks at her mother and her isolation, her father and his relationship to anger and animals. Currently, she is investigating travel and transformation through butte...
Nat Pyper is an alphabet artist. In their work and writing, they use language as a sieve and they push the body through it. They also maintain ongoing research on queer anarcho-punk zines of the late 80s and early 90s. Their practice extends from this unruly history and its embodied politics of refusal. Their work has been shown at Chuquimarca Projects and Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, Printed Matter in New York City, and Vox Populi in Philadelphia. Their writing has been published by Are.na, Draw Down Books, GenderFail, Inga Books, Library Stack, Martian Press, and the Walker Art Center. In 2018, they were a Teaching Fellow for the Yale Prison Education Initiative. They received their...
Maryam Taghavi is an artist and educator residing in Chicago. Her work is a study of forms of language beyond their ordinary meaning making systems. She is interested in how language is a multisensory experience and situates her work across disciplines of photography, installation, video, publication, drawing, and performance. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at institutions such as LAXART, Queens Museum, Exterressa Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Sullivan Galleries, EXPO, Driehaus Museum, and Sazmanab Gallery among others. She is currently a resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition. Image: Maryam Taghavi, A Flight into the Abyss, 2019. Acrylic glass, fabric print, digi...