Zachary Cahill

Over the last several years, Zachary Cahill has been actively engaged in developing dynamic arts programming at the University of Chicago, particularly in his role as Open Practice Committee Coordinator in the Department of Visual Arts from 2007-2016, where he also served as a Lecturer. Zachary is an accomplished interdisciplinary artist. Since 2009, he has been working on the long-term project the USSA, an exhibition-based fictional narrative relating to concepts of nation building. He has had solo exhibitions at sites including the KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; the Smart Museum of Art; and Threewalls, Chicago. His work has recently been included in Broken Flag at Iceberg Projects, Chicago (2016); Goethe Institut's Kultursymposium, Weimar, Germany (2016); The Works: Artists in and from Chicago at CAB Brussels, Belgium (2015); Magic Mountain at the MCA Santa Barbara (2015); the 8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (2014), among other exhibitions in the US and Europe. In 2012, Zach was a participant in The Retreat - dOCUMENTA (13) at the Banff Centre in Canada. His writings have appeared in international contemporary art journals such as: Afterall (where he also served as a co-editor), Artforum, Artforum.com, The Exhibitionist, Frieze, and Mousse. In 2015, Newcity magazine named Zachary to its Art 50 listing of Chicago's Visual Vanguard. Zachary earned his BFA in Sculpture from Cornell University in 1995 and his MFA from the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago in 2007.

News

Zachary Cahill: Newcity Art 50 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Gray Center Curator Zachary Cahill was featured as one of "Chicago's Visual Vanguard" in Newcity's annual Art 50 issue. "Zachary Cahill’s politically and historically charged practice transcends boundaries between roles as artist, critic, curator, writer and educator."

Events

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Oct

 Oct 13, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab

Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Join scholar Bill Brown (University of Chicago, Department of English) , architect Ted Brown, artist and Gray Center curator Zachary Cahill, and cross-disciplinary writer Jennifer Scappettone (University of Chicago, Department of English), and artist Jessica Stockholder (University of Chicago, Department of Visual Arts) for an evening of food and conversation about the role of assemblage in each of their given practices.

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May

 May 26, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

The Gray Center is excited to inaugurate our Sidebar series with a discussion between art historian Gwen Allen and Gray Center curator Zachary Cahill. Sidebar is a new series of conversations and events hosted by the Gray Center. This edition will focus on the ways in which artists use the magazine as "an alternative medium and experimental space."

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Sep

 Sep 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

The Gray Center is kicking off the fall with a new edition of SIDEBAR. Join us for an evening of food, drinks, and conversation with artist Tony Cokes. The discussion will focus on current interests within Coke's practice, which locates itself at the intersection of conceptual art, theory, politics, and pop-music. The conversation will be moderated by Gray Center curator Zachary Cahill

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Nov

 Nov 11, 2017, 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM
 Logan Center Gallery

Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th St.

We, the Wrens, invite you to our exhibition. This exhibition is the result of a DIY media campaign comprised of posters, whispers, video interviews and a library containing over 1,200 books on the subject of immigration.

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Jan

 Jan 26, 2018, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
 Smart Museum of Art

5550 S. Greenwood Avenue, Chicago, IL

As part of the closing of the Smart Museum exhibition Revolution Every Day, Russian poet Kirill Medvedev will perform selections of his work, followed by a discussion with exhibiting artist Cauleen Smith and exhibition curators Robert Bird, Zachary Cahill, and Christina Kiaer.