2023 Center Program Exhibition

Teen Show

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 Entanglements

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 Objects

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.

Alexander Fair,
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.

Toolbox @ Twenty: The Seldoms

Experimental dance troupe, The Seldoms partners with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations that are activated by choreographed bodies.

The Language Between Worlds

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.