curatorial intensive

Hot Seven: The Chicago Breakdown

By Sadie Woods

Hot Seven: The Chicago Breakdown

Curated by Sadie Woods

August 6–September 25, 2016
Presented by the Gene Siskel Film Center and The School Of the Art Institute Chicago

Hot Seven: The Chicago Breakdown examines the notion of community and what it means to thrive with regard to issues and perspectives unique to diasporic populations in Chicago. Re-examining social responsibility and cultural agency, this exhibition will survey a conceptual and visceral people’s history with power structures, navigating dominant narratives and representation, and possibilities for resistance. These works highlight perspectives of what it means to be alive in a time/space of intersecting histories, geographies, and subjectivities providing a local homegrown narrative. Exhibition runs from Saturday, August 6th through Sunday, September 25th, 2016.

Featured artists: Janice Bond, Ricardo Gamboa, Amanda Gutiérrez, Roberto Martinez, Oli Rodriguez, Darryl Terrell, and Darius Thomas.


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About the Curator

Sadie Woods

Award-winning artist Sadie Woods has had an exciting career, showcasing her talents everywhere from academia to nightclubs, boutiques to museums. As a multidisciplinary artist, curator, and deejay, Woods’ work focuses primarily on social movements and resistance and producing collaborations within communities of difference. She has exhibited her work and deejayed nationally and internationally. Publications include Harald Szeemann Méthodologie Individuelle published by JRP Ringier with Le Magasin—Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, in collaboration with the Department of Curating Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art, London.

Woods received her BA from Columbia College and MFA from The School of the Art Institute. She is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of The Petty Biennial and the 2020 recipient of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Esteemed Artist Award. Woods is currently Faculty at the School of the Art Institute, Residents Orchestrate Project Manager at the Chicago Sinfonietta, and Curator for Bond Creative Advisors at the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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