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soft structures
Reception Opening

Friday, July 12, 2024 from 5-8pm

Work by

ebere agwuncha

Chicago Artists Coalition is pleased to announce soft structures, a solo exhibition by 2023-24 BOLT Resident ebere agwuncha.

soft structures is an installation of architectural points that are crafted alongside meditations of the lancet arch, a spear-like sacral form. The works selected create a passage ‘to and through’ shadows, obscure edges, woven fibers, repetition and interactive spiritual portals, pointing to the juxtaposed intimacy of the grande acute tipped sites.

ebere agwuncha (b.1997, Chicago) is a Nigerian American transdisciplinary artist whose practice seeks to reach the natural depths of memory that hands carry through contemporary craft practices. They dream alongside the archives of the black diaspora making architecture(s) for the world to embrace through touch, preservation, ritual, domesticity, and intimacy.

The opening reception will be on July 12 from 5-8pm. Additional programming to occur.

Image: ebere agwuncha

About Artists

ebere agwuncha (b. 1997, Chicago) is a Nigerian American, Chicago-based transdisciplinary artist and educator. Their work seeks to reach the natural depths of memory that hands carry through contemporary craft practices. ebere is preparing for the end of the world via architecture(s) of preservation, ritual, meditation, domesticity, and intimacy. She currently utilizes various techniques including woodworking, ceramics, woven natural fibers, photography, interactive sound, installation, sculpture, and moving image.

ebere holds a Bachelors of Industrial Design from Iowa State University. their work has been shown and supported by ACRE Residency, CAC BOLT Residency, Comfort Station, Chicago Art Department, 3Arts Make a Wave Award, Chuquimarca Projects, in care of Black women, The Buxton Initiative, Plates Journal, Rukus Magazine and others. ebere has taught with the SAIC Sculpture Department and currently teaches with the UChicagoArts, Arts + Public Life Design Apprenticeship Program.

In 2021, ebere started ccia (creating care-filled igbo architecture(s)): an ongoing research based series celebrating the intersections of architecture, design, craft, and art in the Igbo sphere and beyond.

Read ebere's Artist Feature here

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