Biological Agents at Gallery 400

The complexities of our contemporary life fundamentally challenge the way we understand ourselves as biological entities within larger ecosystems. Biological Agents: Artistic engagements in our growing bioculture is an exhibition focusing on the work of Brandon Ballengee, Caitlin Berrigan, and Natalie Jeremijenko: three artists who engage the intimate participation of organisms and the public alike, examining what it means to be human, to be animal, and to have personal and social agency.

The show also features the Knowledge Virus Research Station, offering resources and information on biological topics from a variety of creative perspectives, as well as a Biological Agents events series.

The exhibition is curated by Christa Donner (Studio Arts, the University of Illinois at Chicago/UIC, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago/SAIC) and Andrew Yang (Biology & Liberal Arts, SAIC). It is co-organized with Lennard Davis (UIC Project Bio-cultures and Professor of English, Disability Studies and Medical Education, UIC).

Opening reception & performance:
Wednesday, October 15, from 5-8pm

The exhibition is on view from October 14 - November 22

Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria (UIC-Halsted Blue Line stop)
Chicago, IL 60617
The exhibition & opening reception are FREE and open to the public.


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