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Brendan Fernandes, Open Call Performance

Free
  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Performance view, Brendan Fernandes: A Call and Response, MCA Chicago. June 23, 2019. Photo: Katherine Holmes.

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Artist Brendan Fernandes asks visitors to answer a “call to movement” and participate in a collectively generated performance alongside professional dancers in the museum’s Commons and on the Anne and John Kern Terrace.

Public Programs at the MCA are organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs and Christy LeMaster Assistant Curator of Public Programs.

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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.