This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology

Curated by Kelly Chen and Anthony Elms

Curator Biographies 

Anthony Elms Head ShotAn artist and writer, Anthony Elms is also the editor of the journal WhiteWalls, for which he has curated and/or edited five issues; fourteen books; the CD "Pillow Plays Brotzmann" (with Bottrop-Boy); and the seven-inch single "Filler" (with Academy Records). Formerly with Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago, he curated and/or organized fourteen exhibitions. His writings have appeared in AfterallArt Asia Pacific; Art PapersArtforum; Cakewalk; May Revue; Modern PaintersNew Art Examiner; and TimeOut Chicago. He has also written essays for many catalogues. As an artist, Elms has been included in projects exhibited at Gahlberg Gallery, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Mandrake, Los Angeles; Mess Hall, Chicago; Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago; and VONZWECK, Chicago; among others. He has independently curated many exhibitions, including: Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-61 (with John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis); Interstellar Low Ways (with Huey Copeland); Can Bigfoot Get You a Beer? and A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns (both with Philip von Zweck). 

Kelly Haung Head ShotKelly (Chen) Huang is especially interested in issues of valuation, the global art market, and the relationships between for-profit and non-profit arts organizations. Before moving to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree, Huang worked as a photo editor for The Atlantic magazine in Washington, D.C. There, she participated as a member of the fine arts editorial panel, which led to her overseeing an essay and slideshow on Chinese contemporary art by Britta Erickson. Huang has held positions at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago; Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago; and The Renaissance Society. During her time as Visiting Gallery Manager at Gallery 400, Huang co-curated This Shadow is a Bit of Ideology. As a Curatorial Assistant at The Renaissance Society, Huang assisted on Several Silences and the accompanying catalogue. Huang has recently relocated to the San Fransico Bay Area, where she is currently working on independent curatorial and writing projects. She holds an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from School of the Art Institute of Chicago.