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

A Chicago native with a childhood steeped in performing and visual arts training, Sadie Woods honed her curating craft at the national award-winning Marwen arts foundation, curating their alumni gallery and forging partnerships with community organizations. During this time, she also was the resident curator for Gallery 718, presenting emerging Chicago artists while lending her deejay skills and music sensibility to create sound installations for each exhibition. Woods co-founded the deejay collective White Label and has held deejay residencies throughout Chicago for over a decade with a focus in the arts and hospitality industry, and with tastemakers. She received her BFA in Music from Columbia College and MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute. Her practice includes sound art and design, deejaying, exhibition making, and collaborations within communities of difference. She’s been a resident artist at the Hyde Park Art Center Program, participant of Ecole du Magasin’s International Curatorial Program and “Harald Szeemann Independent Methodology” editorial project, and resident curator for the Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Projects. She is currently a resident artist at ACRE and SIAC’s Nichols Tower, and a participant of ICI’s Curatorial Intensive in Dakar, Senegal.

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