Curriculum Vitae


Solo Exhibitions
2016 (Upcoming)
Familiar Propoganda Familiar, Antena, Chicago
Presented in Association with the Latino Art Now! 5th annual conference in Chicago
Test/Move/Play/Ability,The Arts Incubator, Chicago IL, 4th Ward Projects, Chicago IL
Living Arrangement, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston MA
Open House, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst IL
(In) Between Out, The Franklin, Chicago IL
Object Reservation, Hyde Park Kunstverein, Chicago IL
Roots and Culture, Chicago IL

Group Exhibitions
2016 (Upcoming)
Present Standard, Chicago Cultural Center curated by Edra Soto and Josue Pellot
Presented in Association with the Latino Art Now! 5th annual conference in Chicago
A Sign Only Has to Serve as a Sign, Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI
Counterpublic, The Luminary, St. Louis MO
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville AR
Division of Labor: Chicago Artist Parents, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago IL
Risk: Empathy, Art and Social Practice, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago
Conversation On Painting with Pete Fagundo, Seerveld Gallery, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights IL
Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
duckrabbit, Adds Donna, Chicago IL
This House Is Not A Home, SHoP, Chicago IL
The Dining Room Project, Charlotte Street Foundation/ The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO
Things to be Next to, An exchange exhibition with ThreeWalls, Chicago IL and Charolotte Street Foundation, Kansas City MO

Curatorial Projects
Material Normal Monumental, Riverside Art Center, Riverside IL
Public Expeditions, Sullivan Galleries SAIC, Chicago IL
El Material Normal Monumental, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas City MO
On Making Things Matter: Strategies For Preservation, SHoP, Chicago IL (co-curated with Laura Shaeffer and John Preus)
Home Knowledge Spectacular, North Branch Projects (co-curated with Jorge Lucero) Chicago IL
Hecho en Casa/ Homemade, Cobalt Studio (co-curated with Jorge Lucero) Chicago IL
Center of Multiple Middles, Presidents Gallery (co-curated with Vanessa Smith) Chicago IL

Awards, Visiting and Resident Artist
The Art Institute of Chicago, Resident Artist
Crossing Boundaries Residency, Art Incubator, supported by Arts and Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago
Keynote Speaker, 9th Annual Arts Education Leadership Institute, Art in the Everyday: Social Practice and Lived Experience, University of Northern Colorado
Guest Lecturer, Metropolitan State University of Denver CO
Presenter, Open Engagement, Queens Museum NY
Guest Lecturer, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park KS
Guest Lecturer, Kansas City Art Institute, Painting and Drawing Department, Kansas City MO
3Arts Award
The Anderson Lecture Series, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA

The Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville AR
Jorge Lucero Study CollectionSchool of Art and Design at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Soho House, Chicago IL

Newcity Art Chicago, Visiting Artist, April 2015
Foumberg, J, Picasso’s Heirs. Chicago Magazine, March 2013, p. 36
Lucero, J. R. Polyglot of the everyday: Alberto Aguilar. In Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association, 66(1), pp. 24-32.
Imaginary Monuments for Chicago: An Artists’ Project, Newcity Art, September 8, 2011
Time Bombs, The Curriculum and Pedagogy Journal, 2010, vol. 7 no.1
Studio Expanse”, Studio Chicago, October 2010 Guest Blogger

An Art Wedding Full of Strangers by Kate Sierzputowski, Hyperallergic, March 28, 2014
Other Visions of Home by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, March, 2013
Deconstructing Home by Laura Amman, Chicago Suntimes, January 19, 2013
Newcity Breakout Artist: Chicago’s next generation of image makers by Jason Foumberg, May 3, 2012
Review: Alberto Aguilar/ The Franklin by Kelly Reeves Newcity, September 4, 2012
The art world needs more children by Lori Waxman, Chicago Tribune, November 2, 2012

University of Chicago, Crossing Boundaries
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Free Art School
2006- Present
Coordinator of Pedestrian Project- Resident and Visiting Artist Program at Harold Washington College, Chicago IL
Tenured Professor of Studio Art at Harold Washington College, Chicago IL
2004-06 Professor of Art History, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake IL

Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago