Announcing our EXPO Artists for 2023!

March 9, 2023 1:00 pm

nathan miller, ludvig peres, chicago, cps lives, artist residency, cps, chicago public schools

We are thrilled to announce that Ludvig Peres and Nathan Miller will be our featured artists at EXPO Chicago 2023! EXPO Chicago is an international contemporary and modern art exhibition held each year in Chicago. It will be taking place on April 13 – 16 at Navy Pier. Stay tuned for additional details!

Check out these highlights from our booth last year:

Nathan Miller is an artist and educator from the South Side of Chicago. His work in photography, sculpture, sound, and public installation is a material translation of faith within the context of the human experience, with research interests rooted in Christianity and the Black church. He has studied photography abroad at the University of The Arts London (UK) and received a BFA degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited in Chicago, New York City, London, and Rhode Island, including at Chicago Art Department (IL), Ignition Project Space (IL), ClampArt (NY), RISD Museum (RI), and the Washington Park Arts Incubator Gallery (IL).

Ludvig Perés (b. Sweden) is a Chicago-based artist whose photo-based practice intersects traditional print media and sculpture. Perés’ artistic exploration is centered around technology’s rapid development and its impact on our lives. He employs a sociological approach to probe the relationship between technology and alienation, raising critical questions about its role in our hypermodern society.

Perés’ work has been featured in a number of exhibitions, including Fotografiska Talent 2018 at the Swedish Museum of Photography (Fotografiska) in Stockholm. The following year, he was invited to attend the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII to work and network with leading photo professionals. In 2022, he was awarded the IAP grant by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for his documentation of the Covid-19 pandemic’s hardships at Chicago public schools through his work with CPS Lives.

Through his artistic practice, Perés creates a space for reflection and contemplation, encouraging viewers to consider the consequences of our frenzied reliance on technology in our contemporary lives.

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