Each resident is offered the opportunity to participate in a curated exhibition or public program in the year following their residency.
These exhibitions are held at ACRE’s gallery in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago or at one of ACRE’s partner galleries. Exhibitions at ACRE Projects are curated by one of our curatorial fellows. These promising emerging curators provide a range of support including studio visits, assistance with show text, and exhibition design.
ACRE’s partner galleries, are respected alternative spaces in Chicago and across the country. Organizers from our partner galleries visit the residency each session to hold studio visits and participate in programming. The list of partner galleries grows and changes each year. In the past they have included such spaces as Roxaboxen, Devening Projects, Slow Gallery, New Capital, The Franklin, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Heaven Gallery, Fernwey Gallery, Roman Susan, Filmfront, and LVL3.
Residents will also receive user-friendly web space to upload work samples, information, writing or other work onto ACRE’s online Flat File. ACRE uses the Flat File to share resident portfolios and information with curators and critics interested in working with current and former ACRE residents. Residents are invited to use this space experimentally or as an opportunity to highlight works from their current portfolios.