Adina Jade Cosden is an emerging curator and artist, with a background in exhibition-making and programming for non-profits. Their current research in the Dual Degree: Arts Administration & Policy/Art History program at SAIC is broadly focused on narrative art and post-critical museology. Their most recent curatorial projects include collaboratively designing the public art exhibition New Monuments for New Cities on the 606 in Chicago, the 2019 Logan Square Arts Festival as an Arts Board Member, and the 2020 MFA Show a t SAIC as a Graduate Curatorial Fellow.
Yasmin Spiro was born and grew up in Kingston, Jamaica and currently lives and works in Chicago. Spiro’s work is multi-disciplinary, primarily based in sculpture and immersive installations, with video, drawing and performance - exploring issues of cultural identity and socio-economic issues within the framework of urban development and social politics – often through the lens of Caribbean culture.
Spiro’s work explores concepts related to architecture and urbanism, socio-economics, futuristic cities, and craft and culture. Research is often layered with personal narratives connected to both the landscape and culture of Jamaica. Much of the work is textile-based, connecting directly to personal history and reconstructed memories. The work also utilizes casting – plaster, ceramic, and cement - creating architectural elements that reference futurism and femininity in our built environments. Her studio practice pulls in various aspects of personal and cultural history to build stories within the work – layered with conceptual research, and material experimentation.
Spiro’s work has been shown at galleries in the US and Caribbean and she was a founding member of the tART women’s collective in NY (F2004). Her work has been covered in NewCity, Art News, Washington Times, Miami Herald and others. She attended Pratt Institute for her BFA, and MFA studies. She has held residences at the Kohler Arts and Industry program in Wisconsin, Vermont Studio Center, Chicago Artist Coalition and an upcoming residency as a Dora Maar Brown Foundation Fellow in Menerbes, France
Haerim Lee = Rim Lee's art stimulates dialogue with communities through painting, public murals, artist books, and photography. Her practice is rooted in ethnographical research. Her practice critiques of institutionalized demarcations of power. Lee graduated from the MFA Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Painting and Drawing Department as well as MA Program at the Visual and Critical Studies. She has had solo shows at Gallery Noone (2017) and Kasia Kay Art Project (2012) in Chicago, and Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (2012) in South Korea. She participated in group shows including The Body (2010) as a part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, Out of Context (2019) at Chicago Artist Coalition, Korean Eye: 2020 (2019), Artists Run Chicago 2.0 (2020) at Hyde Park Art Center, and Young Eunji Keeps Memories: Consistently (2020) at Youngun Museum of Contemporary Art in S. Korea. She was awarded the Downtown Gary Public Art Competition from the Legacy Foundation (2017), Make Together (2020) from the Hyde Park Art Center, and Ox-bow fellowship (2021). She was a resident artist in Hatch Projects Residency at the Chicago Artist Coalition (2018), a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center (2018), and Ox-bow: Conversation in Practice (2021) fellowship resident artist. She is currently a resident artist at Parlour and Ramp (2021).