Explore the process of curating with UIC Art History PhD candidates Karen Greenwalt and Katja Rivera. In conversation with UIC MFA alumnus Sherwin Ovid, they will discuss their interdepartmental relationship during their formative years at UIC. Ovid’s inclusion in Traduttore, Traditore, an exhibition curated by Greenwalt and Rivera, demonstrates how their work together has come full-circle; they have gone from graduate colleagues to professional colleagues. This conversation is in partnership with UIC’s MFA Open Studios and the exhibition Traduttore, Traditore on view November 3 - December 16, 2017.
Traduttore, Traditore is the pilot exhibition in a new program at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago to support the production of in-depth exhibitions developed out of the research work of PhD candidates or recent PhD graduates of UIC’s Department of Art History. UIC Art History candidates are in the process of producing significant new scholarship on a wide range of art and cultural practices. Exhibitions developed out of that work bring that new thought to a broader audience, while providing the PhD candidates mentorship in curatorial practice and the opportunity for engaged publishing in exhibition catalogues.