2013

Alicia Chester

Chester, Alicia

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Research Interests
  • photography history and theory
  • critical theory
  • temporality
  • modern and contemporary art
  • feminist history
  • queer theory
Publications and Presentations
  • "The Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade': 1929-1940" exhibition catalog, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University (January 2014)
  • Co-editor and contributing author, "Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline" (New York and London: Routledge, 2012)
  • Staff writer, ArtSlant (2012-present)
  • Art criticism staff writer, F Newsmagazine, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007-2008)
  • "Plot M," A Matter of Time: Temporalities of Material Culture, University of Rochester (April 2013)
  • "Peripheral Views Into the Collection, Session Two: 1960–Present," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (August 2012)
  • "Beholding Bodies and Embodied Beholders in Annette Messager's Mes voeux," To Turn, To Tend Toward: Working Theses, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (May 2009)
  • "Performing the Absent Body: Looking to Be Touched," Radical Intersections: Performance Across Disciplines, Northwestern University (April 2009)
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
  • ACRE artist residency, Steuben, Wisconsin
  • Collections Research Fellowship, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
  • Community Arts Assistance Program Grants, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Teaching/Curatorial Experience
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Rochester (2013-present)
  • Adjunct Faculty in Photography, Department of Art and Design, Oakton Community College (2009-present)
  • Photography Instructor, Early College Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Fall 2008 and Spring 2011)
  • Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007-2008)
  • Co-curator, "Peripheral Views: States of America," Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (July–September 2012)
  • Co-curator, "Quarterly Site #11: Line-of-Site," Western Exhibitions, Chicago (July–August 2012)
  • Curator, "A Hirsute Affair," Gallery X, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (October 2008)