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Feel Me?

September 14 – October 13, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 6 – 9 PM
Curated by Sampada Aranke


There’s a tiny space between feeling and knowing. Worlds of engagement are possible within that space. In the realm of the social, senses can take over, words feel cliché, histories run up against the present-tense. Feel Me? offers up a few feminist approaches to the sensorial contours of the social. These material manifestations — skin sores, saliva, blood and sweat — and take poetic shape in found and made objects that quietly ask us to reconsider the things we feel and the things we leave behind for others to feel.

Participating artists: Sadie Barnette (Oakland/Los Angeles), Xandra Ibarra (Oakland), Dylan Mira (Los Angeles), Kristan Kennedy (Portland), Tina Takemoto (San Francisco).

Sampada Aranke (PhD, Performance Studies) is an Assistant Professor in the Art History, Theory, Criticism Department at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Her research interests include performance theories of embodiment, visual culture, and black cultural and aesthetic theory.

Press release

Press: Feel Me? // Iceberg Projects, By Jameson Paige


Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989)

Dates: November 2 – December 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 2, 6 – 9 PM

Iceberg Projects is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by the Nigerian-born artist Rotimi Fani-Kayode; this will be the artist’s first solo show in Chicago. The exhibition is an Autograph ABP touring exhibition presented with Light Work, curated by Mark Sealy and Renée Mussai.



Art, Intersectionality, and Activism: A Conversation Commemorating Rotimi Fani-Kayode

With Deana Haggag, Derrick Woods-Morrow, Solveig Nelson, and Greg Foster-Rice 

Date: Wednesday, November 6th, 6pm

Location: DePaul Art Museum 

Moderated by Ian Bourland