Opening Event: Commons Artist Project: Brendan Fernandes

  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Featured images

Performance view, In Progress: Brendan Fernandes, MCA Chicago January 15, 2019. Pictured: Brendan Fernandes with performer Michelle Reid
Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago


Celebrate the opening of Commons Artist Project: Brendan Fernandes with the artist. Visitors will enjoy light bites while being among the first to experience the exhibition. The project invites you to try out a set of choreographies and sculptural installations specifically constructed by the artist for the space.

Public Programs at the MCA are organized by January Parkos Arnall, Curator of Public Programs and Christy LeMaster Assistant Curator of Public Programs.


About the Artist

Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya) lives and works in New York and Chicago. His work has been exhibited and performed at venues such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; National Gallery of Canada; the Brooklyn Museum; The Studio Museum in Harlem; MASS MoCA, Massachusetts; The Andy Warhol Museum; Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin; Bergen Kunsthall; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam; SculptureCenter, New York; Manif d’art¬–The Québec City Biennial; and the Guangzhou Triennial. Fernandes is currently represented by Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago and recently presented solo projects with the High Line, New York (summer 2018) and the DePaul Art Museum (fall 2018). He is currently an artist-in-residence and faculty member at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice.