John Koper

Senior Information Technology Specialist


Information Technology


Armory Club Member

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Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago


Being here for 10 years, I have had the honor of supporting amazing people in all the departments at the museum. Seeing all the people from all over the world come visit it is a feeling I will never be able to describe.

What was the first exhibition/performance you saw at the MCA?

I saw Richard Serra's Prop (1968) if I remember right, and it was at the old MCA location.

What is the first job you held at the MCA?

Working as a consultant in the Information Technology Department.

What is your favorite MCA memory?

Maurizio Cattelan's Felix (2001). It's a really big art piece!!

Who is your most memorable colleague or artist? Why?

it was Ed Paschke's Adria (from 1976, the same year as my birthday!!!). The green face and thin arms and weights as hands, the hands always stood out for me.