DEFIBRILLATOR performance art gallery is located at 1463 WEST CHICAGO AVENUE, just east of ASHLAND AVENUE in the WEST TOWN neighborhood and an eight minute walk west from the CHICAGO BLUE LINE El station. A block east of Ashland on the south side of the street, the #66 Chicago bus lets off just outside our door.
The building is striking ROMANESQUE REVIVAL, built in the late 19th century. Originally a meat market, the stone gable is eccentrically adorned with a large bull’s head. Unique and beautiful architecture is one of the reasons this site was chosen. The storefront is also larger than the last venue and has air conditioning, more room for storage, and higher visibility. We’re excited to be on a busy section of CHICAGO AVENUE where people from the street can witness performance art in the windows or in the main space. Window performances are a signature of DEFIBRILLATOR and a vital conduit between art and audience.