Michel Nonó joins the residency between March 14 – April 16 from San Juan, Puerto Rico where her artistic interests span emancipatory education, political theater, and local food and alternative medicine practices. Along with her sister, Nonó is part of Las Nietas de Nonó, a performance collective that also organizes an alternative art and community space called Patio Taller in their grandfather’s old house. Patio Taller has a performance space, garden, educational programming, a DIY artist residency and an open door policy for neighbors, who share everything from gardening duties to responsibilities caring for chickens and a communal horse they acquired as shared transport.
While in Chicago Nonó will explore the intersection between performance and agriculture, working with the process of fermentation to develop a new living material to create objects.
Open Studio Hours:
March 23 & 30 from 4-7pm
April 6 &13 from 4-7pm