Curriculum Vitae

Email
contact@albertoaguilar.org

Education
2001 Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1997 Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Teaching Experience
2014
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
2000-04 Adjunct Professor at College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn IL

Solo Exhibitions
2014
Home Arrangement, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston MA
2013
Open House, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst IL
2012
(In) Between Out, The Franklin, Chicago, IL
Object Reservation, Hyde Park Kunstverein, Chicago IL
2011
Roots and Culture, Chicago IL

Group Exhibitions
2014
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Crystal Bridges, Bentonville AR
Risk: Empathy, Art and Social Practice, Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago IL
2013
Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
2012
duckrabbit, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
This House Is Not A Home, SHoP, Chicago IL
2011
This is Paul Halupka, Contemporary Arts Council, Chicago IL
The Dining Room Project, Charlotte Street Foundation/ The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO
2010
Things to be Next to, An exchange exhibition with ThreeWalls, Chicago,IL Charolotte Street Foundation, Kansas City MO
Photography Biennale, The Print Center, Philadelphia PA

Curatorial Experience
2014
Artist Expeditions: Artist is Present, Sullivan Galleries SAIC, Chicago
2013
El Material Normal Monumental, Garcia Squared Contemporary, Kansas City MO
2012
On Making Things Matter: Strategies For Preservation, SHoP, Chicago IL (with Laura Shaeffer and John Preus)
Home Knowledge Spectacular, North Branch Projects (co-curated by Jorge Lucero) Chicago IL
2011
Hecho en Casa/ Homemade, Cobalt Studio (co-curated with Jorge Lucero) Chicago IL
2010
Center of Multiple Middles, Presidents Gallery (co-curated with Vanessa Smith) Chicago IL

Awards, Visiting and Resident Artist
2014
Guest Lecturer, Metropolitan State University of Denver, CO
2013
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
Elmhurst Art Museum Artist in Residence, Elmhurst IL
2011
3Arts Award
Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Bloomington/ Normal IL
Resident Artist, Charlotte Street Foundation/ The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City MO
2010
The Anderson Lecture Series, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA 2005/06
Resident Artist, Blue Sky Project, University of Dayton, Ohio

Publications
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

Reviews

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