AmuletoAugust 29, 2010 – October 31, 2010
Amuleto is a collaboration between the independent art spaces The Franklin, Mayfield, and Hyde Park Art Center to present artwork by artists that address the ideas of the amulet/amuleto: portable objects that are attributed to magical, emotional, or sentimental value.
Not Just Another Pretty Face 2023December 15, 2013 – March 30, 2014
An exhibition celebrating the eighth installment of Not Just Another Pretty Face, the triennial program that facilitates a fun and accessible commissioning process that builds lasting relationships between artists and patrons, creates a new base of support for artists, and invests in the vitality of Chicago’s cultural community.
LandFORMS at EXPO ChicagoDecember 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019
The Hyde Park Art Center is proud to present a micro-exhibition of works by Regina Agu and Farah Salem that reflect on the relationship between geography, the body, and the [...]
A Universe of Self Experience
New paintings, drawings, photography, prints, and multimedia works demonstrate the intense study by young adult artists participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s Teen programs.
SURVIVING THE LONG WARS: Unlikely EntanglementsDecember 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019
SURVIVING THE LONG WARS: Unlikely Entanglements reveals the connections that emerge between personal and collective histories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities marked by the legacies of the two longest wars in US history—the “American Indian Wars” and the “Global War on Terror.”
Regarding The Missing ObjectsDecember 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Guest curated by the art historian and critic, Ruslana Lichtzier, the exhibition Regarding the Missing Objects presents artworks by eight contemporary artists that draw attention to the schism between artistic knowledge production and institutional power while spotlighting the hidden force of censorship in forming both aspects.
William Estrada: Multiples and Multitudes
The exhibition brings together works by William Estrada, his collaborators, and students that exemplify his radical commitment to empowering communities through art-making and agency.
Edra Soto: Destination/El Destino: a decade of GRAFT
Through the GRAFT series of sculptures, wall reliefs and installations, Edra Soto explores vernacular architecture familiar to the artist’s native Puerto Rico to address the adaptability and hybridity of cultural representation.
Football Practice is an experiment in visualizing the archetypes, stereotypes, and desires that are enmeshed in the narratives of professional sports.
Drawing inspiration from both 20th century modern painting and neighborhood aesthetics, paintings by Joseriberto are composed of vibrant, abstract representations of Miami’s landscape and architecture, family heirlooms, and symbolic objects [...]
Lola Ayisha Ogbara: Hues of Black & Blue
Hues of Black & Blue presents new work by artist Lola Ayisha Ogbara made during her year-long Ceramics Apprenticeship at the Art Center in 2021.
Lemme Know When You Make It
Curated in collaboration with the Youth Board of Artists, this year’s teen exhibition brings together work by young artists from Teen Programs, teaching artists, exhibiting, and residency artists. The exhibition’s title refers to the caring reminder Chicago teens text to check that their friends arrived home safely and alludes to “making it” as creatives of many types. Works in the exhibition explore themes of collective safety, movement of people throughout the city and world, diasporic identities, boundaries crossed either physically or metaphorically, and coming of age on the South Side of the city.
Stan VanDerBeek: Panels for the Walls of the World: Phase I, 1970
The hundreds of collages made by VanDerBeek over fifty years ago on 8.5 x 14 inch pieces of paper to make “Panels for the Walls of the World” used daily newspaper headlines regarding persistent, interrelated worldwide issues of racism, war, poverty, and divisive politicians alongside advertisements featuring images of perfected bodies, commodities and abundant food.
Artists Run Chicago: In Focus at EXPO ChicagoNovember 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Hyde Park Art Center participates in EXPO CHICAGO by featuring artists participating in artist-run spaces in Chicago.
Toolbox @ Twenty: The SeldomsNovember 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019
Experimental dance troupe, The Seldoms partners with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations that are activated by choreographed bodies.
Ground Floor 2022August 2 - November 8, 2020
Ground Floor, an ongoing Biennial exhibition since 2010, brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent. The exhibition offers a single destination to discover artists, who have recently graduated [...]
The Language Between WorldsJuly 16, 2017 – October 22, 2017
An exhibition featuring the work of Nyame Brown, Bethany Collins, Nicole Marroquin, Chris Pappan, and Jessica Vaughn who examine traditions in popular American culture that continue to reinforce inequality in the everyday.
Wheel of Life
Mysterious, novel, and internally optical, the zoetrope is a pre-cinema, spinning drum that when put in motion creates a quick analog animation. For this exhibition, guest curator and interdisciplinary artist Scott Wolniak invites 13 artists that don’t normally make moving image work to make new work to be activated by a custom-made zoetrope.
An exhibition of work from participants in New Edition, a program developed by the Art Center for artists to learn and make work in a medium with which they have had little to no previous experience.
Loving Repeating: New Work by Miller & Shellabarger
Longtime collaborators Dutes Miller & Stan Shellabarger premiere their largest multimedia installation in Loving Repeating. The Chicago-based artists have been creating works on paper, performances, and installations that draw attention to the human condition as experienced through the queer perspective since 1993. The exhibition will incorporate their signature style featuring silhouettes of each other’s bodies – recognizable from their long beards – to build an immersive installation. Combining cut paper, vinyl, video, light and shadow, the artists aim to address the presence and absence of human touch experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Malika Jackson: Whispers of a World Without Words
Chicago-based artist and educator, Malika Jackson presents emotional narrative works in painting, drawing and sculpture inspired by her lived experience as well as texts by writers like Langston Hughes and Sonia Sanchez.
Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations (SIP)
Sequences, Iterations, and Permutations (SIP) started as an online class in May of 2020. Instead of art-making that leads to one thing, artists in this class make collections of artworks that tell stories, depict emotions, or communicate ideas. Artists work in a range of mediums from photography, collage, printmaking, and drawing, to video, dance, sculpture, and poetry. This exhibition celebrates the community of over 50 artists who have participated in the class and is curated by Jasper Goodrich who designed and teaches the class.
Ghostmail is a public installation that facilitates messages between the living and the dead. The last year has been filled with collective loss including the passing of artist Paige Naylor’s own [...]
Heather Brammeier: Maybe NeverMarch 31, 2019 – July 14, 2019
Heather Brammeier’s exhibition Maybe Never is an immersive installation that incorporates contrasting colors and geometric forms to engage viewers’ physical and perceptual boundaries.