Chuquimarca’s pilot residency program aimed to provide artists within the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin with connections to strengthen their practice, exchange knowledge, and bridge communities with Chicago.
Gonzalo Hernandez – Summer 2020 Resident Artist
Gonzalo Hernandez (b.1991) lives and works between Kansas City and Lima, Peru. He has a BA from Escuela de Artes Visuales Corriente Alterna, and an MFA and MA from the Savannah College of Arts and Design in Fibers and Painting. His work has been exhibited internationally, with recent solo and group-exhibitions including “):)”, SCAD Museum of Art forthcoming(2020); “F.F.A. Corp” – Hen House Artist in Residency (2019); “Factory 1.1” – Alexander Hall (2019); “Java”- La Vitrina de la Oficina m20 Hotel Savoy Lima (2019); “A Paris a Lima” Alianza Francesa Lima (2015); Sorry Not Sorry: posiciones, disposiciones y oposiciones – curated by Max Hernandez CCPUCP (2020); “Threaded” Jury Show Mark Newport and Maria-Elisa Heg , MCC Art Gallery(Arizona) (2019) and “The Artist as Muse Scad Gutstein Gallery curated by Ariella Wolens and Ben Tollefson (2019).
This residency focused on artists based in what is colonially known as the Midwest as a way to widen and decentralize art making and production in Chicago. Inversely, it also aimed to pull in discourses originating and orbiting within the Great Lakes Basin, Great Plains, and Mississippi River Watershed into Chicago.
Indigenous perspective and anti-colonial maps of the Midwest, Great Lakes Basin, Great Plains, and Mississippi River Watershed:
The Great Lakes: An Ojibwe Perspectives
‘A Living, Breathing Movemen’t: An Introduction to the Dakota Access Pipeline Issue
SECTION 3: THE TREATIES OF FORT LARAMIE, 1851 & 1868
Great Plain Culture