August 23rd – September 30th, 2015
The 2nd Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site specific art made for front yards, balconies and porches. Centered in the historic village of Oak Park, Illinois, the Biennial will open on Sunday, August 23rd and run until September 30th, 2015. Terrain Exhibitions first opened in 2011 and is committed to producing spontaneous interactions between the viewers and artworks by creating opportunities for artists to make site responsive installations that redefine the definition of public art. In a massive expansion for the 2nd Biennial, Terrain has reached out to sites all across the country as well as internationally. This year, the Biennial will include cities in Illinois near Oak Park–Chicago, Riverside, River Forest and Morris as well as traversing states and countries such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Memphis and Knoxville Tennessee; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Ashville, North Carolina; Dallas Texas; Oakland and Los Angeles, California; Viborg, Denmark; Ontario, Canada and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 75 artists and 3 collectives are creating site interventions at 60 locations. An interactive website will provide access to information, documentation and additional events for all sites. The 2nd Terrain Biennial is supported by a 2014 Propeller Fund Grant, the Guggenheim Foundation and a community supported Hatchfund Campaign.
Opening reception and performances will be held on August 23 from 3-10PM @ 704 Highland Ave, Oak Park, IL: Performers include: Aram Han Sifuentes, Sarah Beth Woods/ Tracers; True Touch Spa/ Rachel Ellison; Fatimata Traore; Holly Rae Harell; Caleb Yono; ; The Haxan 5 with Bruce Neal, Sean DeSantis, Matt Silcock, Catie Olson and EC Brown and DJ dance event by Chances Dances. Bad at Sports will host a talk show project throughout the day @ Terrain and Inside the Artist Kitchen will host a pie eating (and throwing) event.
Participating curators include: Jacqueline Chao, Matt Morris, Allison Peters Quinn, Shannon Stratton, Jason Foumberg, Neysa Page- Lieberman, Karsten Lund, Alexandria Eregbu, Richard Holland, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Scott Hunter, Tom Burtonwood, Claudine Ise, Tony Tasset and Judy Legerwood, Danny Orendorff, Anne Harris, Melissa Potter, Teresa Silva, Cecilia L. Vargas, Julia Klein, Leslie Baum, Caroline Picard, Allison Glenn, Karen Azarnia, Tricia Van Eck, Industry of the Ordinary, Joanne Aono, Michelle Grabner, T.J.Donovan, Ron Laboray, Joel Parsons, Sara-Jayne Parsons, Cara Megan Lewis, Mary Anna Pomonis, Angela Bryant, Matias Viegener, Maria Porges, Lauren D. Weinberg, Lise Haller Baggesen, Chelsea Middendorf.
Participating artists include: Aram Han Sifuentes, Emily Hermant, Sarah Beth Woods, Carmel Buckley, Robert Burnier, Aay Preston Myint, Vincent Uribe, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Lisa Boumstein-Smalley /Geoff Smalley/ Kevin Carney, Erin Toale, Alex Chitty, Fereshteh Toosi, Danny Giles, Faheem Majeed, Susy Giles, Sonnenzimmer, Noelle Allen, Karen Gubitz, Margot McMahan, Bernard Williams, Kate McQuillen, Edra Soto, Bobbi Meier, Pamela Fraser, Timothy Brown, Maria Ivanova, Heather Buechler, Amy Leners, Don Wibmer, Liz Isakson Dado, Maggie Puckett, Jillian Bruschera, Eden Unluata, Andreja Dugandzic, Victoria Martinez, Stephanie Graham, Nora Maité Nieves, Laura Davis, Nicole Marroquin, Allison Wade, David Bodhi Boylan, Esau McGhee, Katy Kirbach, Jim Duignan, Sarah Mallin, Moises Salazar, Luftwerk, E.J.Hill, Danielle Chenette, Kate Ingold, Paul Druecke, Daviel Shy, Nora Hartlaub, Devin Balera, Josh Story, Corrina Ray, Terri Jones, Justin Bowles, Lindsay Breidenback, Melissa Dunn, Between Worlds Collaborative, Greely Myatt, John Payne, Terri Phillips, Alyssa Hawkins, Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera, June Diamond, Joey Cannizzaro, Regina Mamou, Ann B. Murphy, Sam Jaffe, Sarah Kernohan, Iris Bernblum, Yvette Brackman, Jessica Caponigro, Kirsten Leenaars and the Cambodian Trash Talk Collective.
Terrain Team: Sabina Ott, Eden Unluata, Holly Rae Harrell, & Aubrey Ingmar Manson
The 2nd Terrain Biennial is supported by a 2014 Propeller Fund Grant, the Guggenheim Foundation, Columbia College Chicago and a community supported Hatchfund Campaign.