IMPACT Performance Festival and Exhibition 2019

Maria Luisa Photo by Jeremy Sublewski

SAIC Departments of Exhibitions and Performance, Zhou B Art Center, and Defibrillator Gallery proudly present

IMPACT Performance Festival and Exhibition 2019



Friday, April 12 | 6-10pm

Sunday, April 14 | 5-9pm

Exhibition: April 22-May 3, 2019

opening reception: April 19, 7pm

gallery hours: Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm

The IMPACT Performance Festival showcases MFA and BFA Candidates [from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago] who are presenting work in live performance and time based media.  The associated exhibition highlights the many forms through which contemporary performance work can be presented.

Aram Atamian, Phaedra Beauchamp, Wanbli Gamache, Li-Ming J. Hendrix, Christopher Huizar, Lariel Joy, Helen Lee, SUNGJAE LEE, Kyra Lehman, Maria Luisa, Katie L. O’Neill, Marie Peña, Polina Protsenko, Zachary Sun, and Chloe Yu Nong Lin.

IMPACT is co-presented by SAIC Departments of Exhibitions and Performance, Zhou B Art Center, and Defibrillator Gallery

Defibrillator Gallery | |

DFBRL8R is an international platform for performance art presenting bold and courageous programming to amplify marginalized time-based practices and champion underrepresented voices.

Zhou B Art Center | |

Founded in 2004 by the internationally acclaimed artists, the Zhou Brothers, Zhou B Art Center was created as a site of exchange between local artists and the global art community while promoting the contemporary convergence of Eastern and Western visuality in the United States. Located in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, Zhou B Art Center’s mission is to engage cultural dialogue through contemporary art exhibitions and programming with an international scope. Zhou B Art Center provides galleries, studio spaces, and a collaborative environment to a thriving community of talented artists and curators. The purpose of Zhou B Art Center is to nurture the creativity and growth of its nearly 50 resident artists while providing groundbreaking exhibitions open to the public.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago [SAIC] |

For more than 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world.

Photo of Maria Luisa | home | Photo by Jeremy Sublewski | Defibrillator Gallery

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