Candida Alvarez: Here

April 29–August 6, 2017 

Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

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Candida Alvarez: Here(click on image to enlarge)


Guest curated by Terry Myers, this first major institutional exhibition of the work of Chicago-based artist Candida Alvarez will focus on the artist’s painting from 1975 to the present. Born in Brooklyn and based in Chicago since 1998, Alvarez has been involved with both abstraction and representation in her work for more than 30 years. Emerging from a home life that immersed her in the traditions of her parents’ birthplace in Puerto Rico, Alvarez incorporated narrative and ritual into her work from the outset.

Part of the City of Chicago's Year of Public Art.


Public Programs

In Conversation: Candida Alvarez and Curator Terry R. Myers

Saturday, April 29, 2–4pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North


Candida Alvarez and Dawoud Bey in Conversation: New York in the 80s

Saturday, May 6, 6:30–8pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor North


Gallery Talk with Candida Alvarez and Curator Terry R. Myers

Thursday, May 11, 5–6pm

Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North


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(Photos credit: Tom Van Eynde)