Happy Collaborations was a curatorial collective that existed from 2008-2013 to provide exhibition opportunities for performance, installation and media works, including (but not limited to) solo exhibitions, public programming and private event planning. Members Anna Trier and Meredith Weber served as Hatch curators in 2012-13.
Anna Trier is currently the Associate Director of Links Hall where she created and runs the CoMISSION summer intensive, residency, and fellowship programs that incubate and present new works of live art in the city of Chicago. She also runs Links Hall’s touring program, curatorial residency, and co-produces Links Hall’s presenting season. Outside of Links Hall she has curated and co-curated programing for ACRE, The Chicago Artists Coalition, Columbia College Chicago, Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Anna served as a curator on the National Performance Network’s Asian Exchange Program from 2014-2017. Trier graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BFA in Studio Art and Art History in 2009 and from the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University in 2014.