Out of Nowhere


DFBRL8R + ZHOU B present   

Out of Nowhere

featuring: Tomasz Szrama [Finland] | Gabriele Longega [Italy]

FRI 15 MAR | 7-10PM | FRI3RD Visual Art Opening | Lower Level South Side | Free

gallery hours: MON > FRI 10AM-5PM | 18 MAR > 05 APR

SUN 24 MAR | 6-8PM | Performance Art Exhibition | Free

Defibrillator Gallery is proud to launch our Artist In Residence program featuring work by international artists who spend three weeks in Bridgeport to make and show artwork and engage with the community. The title “Out of Nowhere” reflects the artist’s abilities to harness the unexpected; to conjure magical moments from thin air; to create something from nothing. Three artists, two visiting and one local, will exhibit visual art as part of Zhou B Art Center’s popular Third Friday on the 15th of March. The artists will then present live performance art on Sunday, March 24th. The visual art exhibition will remain on view for three weeks. A workshop and other opportunities to interact with the artists will occur.

PHOTO CREDIT: Tomasz Szrama | New Performance Turku | Photo by Jussi Virkkumaa

Defibrillator Gallery [a.k.a. DFBRL8R] is an international platform for Performance Art. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, DFBRL8R contextualizes performance in the realm of visual art, embracing those who look to the body in concert and conversation with time, space, object, nature, architecture, or society. Bold and courageous programming aims to provoke thought and stimulate discourse surrounding underrepresented voices and time-based practices. Working with both established and emerging artists, DFBRL8R is dedicated to fostering local makers while invigorating Chicago with artists of exceptional calibre from around the world. Actively contributing to a global dialog surrounding conceptual, ephemeral, or enigmatic forms of expression, DFBRL8R aims to raise awareness, appreciation, and respect for the discipline of Performance Art.

Zhou B Art Center is a private non-government funded complex that facilitates the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community. Founded in 2004 by the Zhou Brothers in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood, The Zhou B Art Center has a mission to engage in cultural dialogue through contemporary art exhibitions and international programming.

Defibrillator is made possible with support from The Reva and David Logan Foundation; Apis Mellifera Fidelity Charitable Grant; Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust; Martha Strutters Farley and Donald C. Farley, Jr. Family Foundation; Zhou B Art Center; DFBRL8R Board of Directors; and generous contributions from our loving community.