Wednesday, March 7
5 to 7pm
Milieux Resource Room, EV 11.705
Ellen Rothenberg is critically engaged with exploring different approaches to looking at materiality and concept within her practice. Her performances, installations and collaborations all have markedly generative quality, as she often probes formal boundaries for what they can produce and designs responsive structures that encourage participation. In this way, aesthetic, political and social forces all play a part in the production of Rothenberg’s ongoing work as well as the essential tenets of inclusivity, collaboration and receptivity.
Rothenberg’s work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; and the Royal Festival Hall, London. She has received awards including National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships; the Bunting Institute Fellowship; Illinois Arts Council Fellowships; the Massachusetts Artist Foundation Fellowships; and grants from CEC Artslink, the Engelhard Foundation, and the Learning Enrichment Foundation. Rothenberg lives and works in Chicago and Berlin, and teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
This talk is presented in conjunction with The Material Turn exhibition and The Material Turn symposium.