In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration

February 15–May 10, 2020

Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

Free Admission

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6018North - Living Architecture - Installation view of The Library of Refuseniks by Lise Haller Baggesen - Photo by Jesse Meredith(click on image to enlarge)


First presented by 6018 North in spring 2019, under the title 'Living Architecture,' In Flux is a large-scale, multidisciplinary exhibition that highlights the influence and impact of immigrant artists on Chicago. The exhibition responds to the current political climate to highlight how Chicago was built with immigrant labor, particularly in the arts, and is continuously shaped today by exemplary immigrant artists. With over 20 contemporary artists, In Flux: Chicago Artists and Immigration illustrates a living and evolving legacy between past and present work by Chicago immigrants in art and design.


Curated by Tricia Van Eck, Director of 6018 North


Public Programs:

Opening Event with Artists and Curators

Friday, February 14, 5–8pm
6pm & 7pm: Drum Performance by Kioto Aoki, Silk screen making by William Estrada


Curator Tour with Tricia Van Eck, director of 6018 North

Saturday, February 29, 11am–Noon


Alberto Aguilar

Artist–Led Tours in Exhibition Hall


  • Monday, March 2 – Rodrigo Lara Zendejas and Maryam Taghavi
  • Monday, March 9 – Alberto Aguilar and Maryam Taghavi

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