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Michelle Rinard

Spring Artist-in-Residence Application Open at the International Museum of Surgical Science

The International Museum of Surgical Science, located at 1524 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, is pleased to announce the opening of its artist-in-residence application for the Spring of 2021!

As artistic practice occupies an increasingly pluralistic field, the International Museum of Surgical Science believes that artists are uniquely equipped to extrapolate on Museum collections in innovative ways and introduce novel perspectives to the institutional depiction of medical history. The IMSS Artist Residency Program provides working artists with:

  • Access to the Museum’s extensive collections and archive
  • Visibility on the Museum’s website and social media channels
  • A month-long capstone solo exhibition (or equivalent presentation/performance) at the Museum

Previous Artists-in-Residence have combined medical data visualization and 3D modeling to understand health trends, utilized found-text from Victorian medical and surgery reference books to choreograph an experimental dance performance piece, and borrowed the strategies of quoting, sourcing, and bibliographing historic imagery from the Museum’s immense archive to explore relationships between the formal aspects of drawing and the symbolic networks surrounding the surgically opened, cut, or recompiled body.

To apply please follow the instructions laid out here:

Applications will be accepted through October 15th and the selected resident will be notified December 1st, 2020. 

Deadline: 10.15.2020
Name: Carys O'Neill
Address: 1524 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60610
Phone: 312-642-6502