2013 – Chicago


Installation view, Arts Incubator in Washington Park, Chicago. Photo by Rachel Topham, 2013.

Exhibition as Residency—Art, Anthropology, Collaboration


November 18 – 22, 2013

Arts Incubator at Washington Park
Second Floor Project Flex Space
301 E. Garfield Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60637

In 2013 Ethnographic Terminalia was pleased to present “Exhibition as Residency—Art, Anthropology, Collaboration”. It brought together international artists and anthropologists for a five-day residency in which to perform, exhibit, and experiment with collaborative research practices in a public space. Projects explored visual ethnography, material culture, indigeneity, colonialism, diasporas, realist painting, fine art, fashion, and video art. The gallery space represented an opportunity for resident artists and visitors to participate in the process of collaboration and the diverse intersections of art and anthropology.


Friday, November 22, 2013, 6-9pm

A full schedule of happenings and events will be posted in late-October 2013

Monday: 12-3pm
Wednesday: 12-3pm
Thursday: 12-3pm
Friday: 12-9pm

FEATURING (in alphabetical order)

Charlotte Bik Bandlien (anthropologist), fashion design label HAiK with us! and Ruben Steinum (artist)
Zoe Bray (artist/anthropologist) [USA]
The EBANO Collective [Portugal]
The Ethnographic Terminalia Collective
Jesse Colin Jackson (artist), Tori Foster (artist), Lindsay A Bell (anthropologist) [USA/Canada]
Ian Kirkpatrick (artist) [UK]
Andrea Walsh (anthropologist), Trudi Lynn Smith (artist/anthropologist), Sylvia Olsen (artist/historian) in collaboration with Coast Salish Knitters Adam Olsen and Joni Olsen [Canada]
Robert Willim (anthropologist) [Sweden]

Curated by The Ethnographic Terminalia Curatorial Collective

(Fiona P. McDonald, Craig Campbell, Kate Hennessy, Trudi Lynn Smith, Stephanie Takaragawa)



Sponsors and Supporters

Arts + Public Life (University of Chicago)
Society for Visual Anthropology
University College London (Department of Anthropology)
American Anthropological Association (The Community Engagement Fund)
University of Texas, Austin (Department of Anthropology)
Chapman University
School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SFU)
Rachel Topham (Photographer)
Irine Prastio and Reese Muntean (Website)
Daniel Rudin (Videographer)
Amavong Panya (NFA Space, Chicago)
Elizabeth D’Antonio
Benjamin Haines
Forest Park Public Library
Harold Brown
Norman Teague
Mercedes Sahagun Zavala

Participants Supported by

OCA — Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Ontario College of Art and Design
University of Toronto
University of California, Irvine
Lunds University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Centre for Information Visualization and Date Driven Design established by the Ontario Research Fund
EBANO Collective
University of Nevada, Reno (Center for Basque Studies | College of Liberal Arts)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
First Peoples’ Heritage, Language & Culture Council