Hyde Park Art Center’s Artists Run Chicago 2.0 Library Installation

Close-up shot of books on the library installation.
Chuquimarca is excited to present its installation and participation in the Hyde Park Art Center’s Artists Run Chicago 2.0 exhibition!

Artists Run Chicago 2.0 is a show that takes over the entire Hyde Park Art Center to celebrate the work of fifty artist-run spaces and organizations that fuel Chicago’s independent art scene! We are excited to be included in this once in a decade show with many exciting projects and spaces. 

For Artist Run Chicago 2.0, we have taken on the task to gather and bookmark books from Hyde Park Art Center’s D’Angelo Art Library that reference Native, Caribbean, and Latin American arts or history to present in the exhibition space. This installation is a problematization exercise to critique HPAC’s library as an archive and historicization tool that has participated in enforcing supremacies by way of collecting text. It serves as a reminder about problematic gazes and authorship within publications and print material. This make-shift library also amplifies, though problematically, Native, Caribbean, and Latin American history for seekers of these culturally specific discourses that may become useful. Above the library installation, we vinyled “Decolonize Zhigaagoong, Defund CPD, and Defend DACA”.

For full text of the installation please see the PDF:

Tanda Fall 2020 will be part of programming for Artists Run Chicago 2.0 and application to participate is now open!

Please visit Chuquimarca.com/tanda for the Tanda Fall 2020 application and information!

Artists Run Chicago 2.0 Programming and Press:


Virtual Panel Talk: How Do Artists Run Chicago? with Alma Wieser of Heaven Gallery, John H. Guevara of Chuquimarca, Erik Peterson of Compound Yellow, Eric May of Roots and Culture and Tracie Hall of Rootwork. Moderated by Ciera Mckissick. Recorded on 04/27/2020.

Virtual Center Sunday October: Exploring Global Opportunities through the Arts with John H. Guevara of Chuquimarca and Jose Luis Benavides of Sin Cinta Previa: Latinx & Queer Archive Video Series. Recorded on 10/04/2020.

Mentioned Press: 

In Chicago, Artist-Run Spaces Remain the Lifeblood of the Art Community by Kerry Cardoza for Artsy.net, 03/23/2020

Artists still run Chicago: The Hyde Park Art Center is bringing back the spaces we’ve all missed by S. Nicole Lan for The Reader, 08/18/2020