Friday, September 23: Noon – 10pm | Opening Night Celebration 7-10PM
Saturday, September 24: Noon – 9pm
Sunday, September 25: Noon – 7pm | “Soft Closing” 5pm – 7pm
ROOM 406 is a hotel room containing around the clock performance art for three days curated by Defibrillator Gallery for stARTup Art Fair at the MileNorth Hotel. The work ranges from subtle poetic actions to provocative queer extravagansas. Participating artists were invited to present performance art in a hotel room with the caveat that the room had to be neutral at the start and end of each piece. The following artists will represent Defibrillator Gallery in this inaugural satellite to EXPO CHICAGO:
Performances streamed live and recorded on PERISCOPE @dfbrL8r
ANTIBODY CORPORATION | HANNA BARCO | JUAN PABLO BELTRÁN HILARIÓN | DA’NIRO ELLE BROWN | CHRISTIAN CRUZ | DIDIER MORELLI | AYANA EVANS | ROSÉ HERNANDEZ | KIAM MARCELO JUNIO | MARYAM TAGHAVI | CARLOS SALAZAR LERMONT | MICHAL SAMAMA | JOSÉ SANTIAGO PÉREZ | UDITA UPADHYAYA | NAYEON YANG | CALEB YONO
Out of Room performances will take place each evening outside the hotel room, in other parts of the building. Keep an eye open for the work of Udita Upadhyaya (Friday 7-10P), Ayana Evans (Saturday 7-9P) in common areas throughout the hotel.
Sweet Streams are all night closed-door web broadcasts from Room 406. Live streaming performance art will happen from 11pm to 9am each night of the fair featuring Nayeon Yang (Friday), José Santiago Pérez (Saturday), and Udita Upadhyaya (Sunday).
ROOM 406 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
FRI 23 SEP 12-2p Michal Samama (Video)
FRI 23 SEP 2-4p Carlos Salazar Lermont
FRI 23 SEP 4-6p Juan Pablo Beltrán Hilarión
FRI 23 SEP 6-8p Didier Morelli
FRI 23 SEP 8-10p Antibody Corporation
SAT 24 SEP 12-2p Michal Samama (Video)
SAT 24 SEP 2-4p Hannah Barco
SAT 24 SEP 4-6p Maryam Taghavi
SAT 24 SEP 6-8p Da’Niro Elle Brown
SAT 24 SEP 8-9p Kiam Marcelo Junio
SUN 25 SEP 12-3p Christian Cruz
SUN 25 SEP 3-5p Rosé Hernandez
SUN 25 SEP 5-7p Caleb Yono
Art Conversations at stARTup Art Fair is a series of discussions about topical issues in contemporary art. On Saturday, September 24 in Room 404 at 2:30pm, Joseph Ravens, Director of Defibrillator Gallery, will moderate a discussion designed to illuminate practicalities and philosophies regarding the presentation of time-based artistic practices. Performance art organizers will lend insight into the triumphs and pitfalls surrounding live exhibitions within various contexts, from DIY spaces to established institutions. Participants include Carlos Salazar Lermont, co-Director, International Performance Art Biennial of Caracas, Venezuela; Katie Waddell, Founder and Director, 2nd Floor Rear Festival in Chicago; Mark Jeffery, organiser of IN>TIME, A Triennial Performance Art Showcase for Chicago.
stARTup Art Fair is a vetted fair with an impressive group of jurors including Michelle Grabner, conceptual artist, Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL; Sabina Ott, artist, educator, curator, and Founder of Terrain Exhibitions, Oak Park, IL; Andrew Rafacz, Owner, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL; Allison Glenn, independent curator and writer, Chicago, IL; Toma Wolff, Director, Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Elizabeth Dunbar, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY. In addition to its committee-selected exhibitors, stARTup Art Fair Chicago will feature curated rooms from local nonprofit partners ACRE, Defibrillator, Hyde Park Art Center, and LVL3 — in collaboration with Inside/Within — will curate a room with programming featuring The Arts of Life; an exhibition of regional artists curated by Michelle Grabner.
The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide an exhibition venue for independent artists who are seeking to engage with people in an interesting and unique environment. Co-Founders Ray Beldner and Steve Zavattero believe in the viability of Chicago and the Midwest as an important visual art center.
Admission: $15.00 USD – General Admission | $10.00 USD – Students and Seniors
valid ticket from EXPO to receive $5 off your ticket price!
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image: Ayana Evans “Stay With Me X Operation Catsuit” photo courtesy of El Museo del Barrio