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Human Shell
Reception Opening

Friday, May 7 2021 / 3-8 pm

Work by

Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero

Open Hours: Wednesdays, 10am-2pm and Fridays, 3-7pm

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to present Human Shell, a solo exhibition of new works by 2019-2020 BOLT artist-in-residence, Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero. This exhibition will include a series of experimental movement performances documented by ColectivoMultipolar during their 2021 TRQPITECA Miami Artist Residency. The exhibition will have an opening day on Friday, May 7, by appointment only, from 3-8pm. Please reserve your time here.

Scored by original musical compositions, performance videos reflect the shifting, migration, and intertwining of human and nonhuman bodies in natural and artificial environments over time. Photographs, printed in large format, are embroidered with gemstone beads. Like scars healing from the punctures of the embroidery needle, these mutations signal the regeneration of my physical and spiritual bodies in response to intense natural and man-made processes. Through a communion with home land, sacred spaces are revealed, and spiritual landscapes are transformed.

This work was made possible by TRQPITECA and printed at Latitude Chicago.

Image: “Halophyte” 28” x 42” Digital print on luster paper; shells, pearls, thread, acrylic paint. Photographed and printed by ColectivoMultipolar. Oleta River, Miami, FL 2021

About Artists

Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero is a multi-disciplinary artist uncovering the complexities of Caribbean heritage and queer identity through ornate visual art and captivating musical performance. Also known as CQQCHiFRUIT, Guerrero has DJed, performed, and exhibited across Chicago, the US, and internationally. Guerrero is Miami-born and Chicago-based, is a cofounder of TRQPITECA, and Registrar at Hyde Park Art Center.


Artist Photo: Glitter Guts

Image: Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero, Cqqchifruit Dentata, 2019, Live musical performance, 40 min. Photo: Colectivo Multipolar

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