threewalls welcomes a group of national and international artists to Chicago this
summer with their first thematic residency, Women in Performance. Curated from threewalls
open application process, residents Susan Lee-Chun (Miami), Kang-hyun Ahn (Seoul via
Chicago), Gitte Bog (Denmark via Mexico City) and collaborative CamLab (Jemima Wyman,
Brisbane and Anna Mayer, Los Angeles) share performance and interactive or participatory
methodologies in creating work that addresses identity, perception and ideas of authenticity
through work that engages a critique of stable or certain characterization or recognition. Through
multidisciplinary means, their work mutually employs humor, the senses and the absurd to
capture their audience’s attention and participation.
The summer residents are living and working in Chicago for 10 weeks. Acting as facilitator,
threewalls has placed these artists ‘in residence’ in Chicago at three arts organizations: Bog and
Lee-Chun at The Hyde Park Art Center, CamLab at the Co-Prosperity Sphere and Ahn at
threewalls. Along with living and working in the city and exhibiting at threewalls, the residents
will host workshops with Chicago Public School’s art teachers, attend OxBow in Saugatuk
Michigan and participate in threewalls annual summer symposium.
No Other One Is brings their work together for a summer-long group show to introduce their
work to audiences in the region while they complete research and projects during their stay. The
exhibition includes live and on-going participatory performances and projects, while the residents
continue to create work at-large throughout Chicago over the course of their stay.
CamLab is the result of Wyman and Mayer’s combined investments in the phenomenon of
scopophilia and in destabilizing the notion of a singular authoritative subjectivity. These
investments manifest in optically-charge and ribald projects that have more recently incorporated
additional bodies to participate in structured experiences of physical intimacy. They have
exhibited as a collaborative in group exhibitions in Poland, the Czech Republic, Glasgow and
California as well as solo exhibitions and live performances at Gallery 40000 in Chicago, The
Block in Brisbane, Australia and Ladyfest in Copenhagen. CamLab was nominated for a New
Museum Altoids Award in 2008.
Ahn's collecting and archiving goes beyond what exists into the often intangible extinct - old
social customs, extinct organisms, songs not longer sung. She visualizes this collected
information through object-making, collage, video installation and performance, increasingly
interested in the space where art encounters spectators and work encounters space, and the
manner in which the encounter occurs. Ahn has participated in exhibitions and performances in
the UK, Korea and Germany, including Seoul Museum of Art; Alternative Space Miccle, Seoul;
Sussex Barn Gallery, Chichester, UK and The Place Gallery, London.
Lee-Chun's interests lie in the relationship between identity and place and are manifest in a body
of work that incorporates participatory performances, video, and installations. Fascinated by
humor and its capability to grab the attention of a wider audience, Lee-Chun employs a tongue in
cheek style to the work, under which lies a deeper intensity that explores notions of race and
identity politics. Lee-Chun has exhibited solo in El Salvador at the Museo de Arte de El Salvador,
the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Colorado and in group exhibitions at Arthouse
Texas, Austin; Twenty Twenty Projects, Miami; Musuem of Contemporary Art, North Miami and
the Herning Kunstmuseum in Herning, Denmark. She is currently represented by David Castillo
Gallery in Miami, Florida.
Gitte Bog is interested in the poetic possibilities in everyday materials, activities and places and
the history and cultural differences therein. Using participatory strategies as a platform for dialog,
Bog learns traditional folk dances, recipes and texts and uses these as a medium to engage in
dialog about immigration, translation and the cultural melting pot. Bog has exhibited around the
globe including The Centre for Drawing, London; Metro Pino Suarez, Mexico City and Cali
Contemporaneo, Columbia. She has completed commissions for Beacon Art Projects,
Lincolnshire and Space Triangle, London.
Join threewalls for the annual summer symposium on August 8th and 9th, Walking Through
Walls: Performance Art and Its Influence on the (post) Studio and (new) Institution for a panel
discussion on performance and salon roundtable with the summer residents. Residency activities
can also be followed on our blog: www.three-walls.org/blog/residents.
threewalls is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to increasing Chicago’s cultural capital
by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse, and by creating a locus of exchange
between local, national and international contemporary art communities through a range of
for information about this program, please contact Shannon Stratton at: firstname.lastname@example.org