Propaganda Familiar: Alberto Aguilar
April 8 - May 6, 2016
Opening Friday April 8, 2016 from 6pm-10pm
At Antena, Alberto Aguilar will show a selection of hand painted signs that use language and word play as a bridge of communication to the private and the public viewer. The signs hung in the gallery will be displayed in combination with found, made and arranged objects to contribute to or confound their meaning. Also as part of the exhibition Aguilar will hang some of the signs in shops and and display windows around the Pilsen neighborhood sending messages out to the community.
Bio: Alberto Aguilar wrote this biography but will be speaking in third person. For no specific reason he has omitted the word art from this short paragraph but has made one exception. Alberto is a Chicago based ___ist and teaches at Harold Washington College. He is coordinator of Pedestrian Project a program dedicated to making ___ more accessible and available to all. Currently he is ___ist in residence at the ___ Institute of Chicago. Aguilar's creative practice often incorporates whatever materials are at hand as well as exchanges with his family, other ___ists, and people he encounters. His work bridges media from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound, and has been exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary ___, the Queens Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of ___.
1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608