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In Progress: Brendan Fernandes

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  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Brendan Fernandes, The Master And Form, 2018. Performance and sculptural installation designed in collaboration with Normal Kelley Architects. Pictured: Satoru Iwasaki, Yuha Kamoto, Andrea de León Rivera, Antonio Mannino, and Leah Upchurch. Photo: Brendan Meara. Image courtesy of the Graham Foundation, Chicago.

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Dancer, choreographer, and visual artist Brendan Fernandes engages with audiences and movers as he works through ideas for his upcoming Commons Artist Project at the MCA set to open in June 2019.

In Progress is a series designed to give patrons a look into the process of artists, thinkers, and curators organized by Curator of Public Programs January Parkos Arnall and Assistant Curator of Public Programs Christy LeMaster.

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About the Artist

Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya) lives and works in New York and Chicago. His work has been exhibited and performed at venues such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; National Gallery of Canada; the Brooklyn Museum; The Studio Museum in Harlem; MASS MoCA, Massachusetts; The Andy Warhol Museum; Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin; Bergen Kunsthall; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; SculptureCenter, New York; Manif d’art¬–The Québec City Biennial; and the Guangzhou Triennial. Fernandes is currently represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and recently presented solo projects with the High Line, New York (summer 2018) and the DePaul Art Museum (fall 2018). He is currently an artist-in-residence and faculty member at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice.