Join DFBRL8R for our Seventh Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser:

SAT 27 JAN 2018 | $25 at the door

7PM reception with cava punch and hors d’oeuvres

the last-ever event at the west town location of

celebrate the gentle ending of one glorious era
followed by the magnificent rebirth of another

RESUSCITATE is a celebration of great things to come! We couldn’t be more proud about our new home and are honored and grateful to become part of the Zhou B Art Center. We are looking forward to making meaningful and courageous contributions to the vibrant culture thriving in Bridgeport.

Moving is expensive and time consuming. Relocation costs will be overwhelming. If you can, please consider supporting our transition by giving online now through Paypal. This dramatic and welcome change comes as we celebrate our seven year anniversary. We hope you value this milestone as much as we do. Our first official exhibition at Zhou B will take place in February 2018 and feature Myanmar performance artist, Moe Satt, presented in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center and the Asian Cultural Council.

Defibrillator Gallery [a.k.a. DFBRL8R or dfb] is an international platform for performance art founded by Executive Director, Joseph Ravens in 2010. Brave and thoughtful programming aims to provoke and stimulate discourse surrounding underrepresented voices and unique forms of time-based art. Defibrillator champions work that looks to the body in concert and conversation with time, object, space, architecture, and society. Visit the archives at to learn more.

The Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s historic Bridgeport neighborhood engages in cultural dialogue through innovative international art exhibitions and cosmopolitan programming, Executive Director Michael Zhou fosters a collaborative environment in museum quality facilities containing various galleries, nearly fifty resident artist studios, and a semi-permanent collection of large scale artwork by the Zhou Brothers. Groundbreaking monthly exhibitions on the second floor along with Open Studios throughout the four story building take place the Third Friday of each month.

DFBRL8R LTD is a 501c3 organization and all or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor. If you would rather send a check, please make it out to DFBRL8R LTD and mail it to 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 (by mid-January!).