On Wendesday, November 8, 2013, as part of a visiting artist program, Kirsten Leenaars will give a workshop and artist talk at Pedestrian Project, the exhibition, lecture and residency program of the Department of Art and Architecture at Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Kirsten Leenaars is a collector of personal stories. She considers them tools to understand the way people interact and develop and sustain relationships. Leenaars often works with specific communities, incorporating them into her work to explore the nature of human interactions, professional and personal, real and fictional. Recent projects include a producing a science fiction film:The Invasion of the Hairy Blobs, at the Hyde Park Art Center, Under Construction, a video project exploring notions of happiness, responsibility and policy focusing on the Edgewater community. And On Our Way to Tomorrow, a soap opera series developed working with staff and visitors of the MCA over a two-month research period and as part of the exhibition Without You I Am Nothing. She has shown and developed projectsat the MCA, Glass Curtain Gallery, Threewalls, 6018 North, and Gallery 400, Printed Matter NY, and at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Kunst Fabrik, Munchen and was part of the LOOP Festival in Barcelona and the Traveling Tehran Biennale. Leenaars is an Assistant Professor in Contemporary Practices at SAIC.
Artist Workshop: Wednesday November 13, from 9:30am-11pm in rm. 829
Performing a line. Sharing your story through gestures in time and space.
Artist Talk: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 11am-12pm in rm. 1115
Kirsten Leenaars will present past works and current investigations
Sponsored by the Department of Art and Architecture of Harold Washington College.
For more information contact Alberto Aguilar at (312) 553-3209 or aaguilar [at] ccc [dot] edu