Join Center Program Artist Jonathan Castillo for a panel discussion with small business owners who are a part of Castillo’s immigrant owned project. Discuss the ins and outs of running a small business as a migrant, how that impacts their work, and learn each entrepreneur brings to their respective communities and the city of Chicago.
The discussion will include both personal narratives of the businesses owners as well as larger national socio-economic concerns. The discussion will be followed by a tour of Castillo’s work in our Dream exhibition.
Register to attend here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/immigrant-owned-with-jonathan-castillo-tickets-289882415107
Jonathan Michael Castillo is a visual artist, photographer and educator based in Chicago. He is the 2019-2021 recipient of the Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues. Jonathan was included in the 2021 Hyde Park Art Center’s Ground Floor Biennial in Chicago and was a finalist for the WMA Commission in Hong Kong. His work has been featured with The New Yorker, Wired, CBS: Los Angeles, and Brazil’s G1 Globo. He has appeared on the radio to discuss his photography on the BBC’s “World Update” and local Los Angeles public radio programs KPCC and KCRW. Jonathan was recently commissioned to create a large-scale permanent installation of his work at O’Hare International Airport as part of the new Terminal 5 expansion project. Exhibitions include those at Photo LA 2020, the Center for Creative Photography, Aperture Gallery, House of Lucie, Filter Photo Gallery, Ralph Arnold Gallery and the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks. Jonathan is represented by Samuel Maenhoudt Gallery in Belgium. His education includes a BFA from California State University Long Beach and MFA from Columbia College Chicago.