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Past Exhibitions

Spatial Interaction: Defined

Arcade Gallery, Columbia College Chicago

DEPS is pleased to feature the work of 2016 Pougialis Award winners Abena Motaboli and Ty Wubbenhorst. 


The exhibition weaves explorations of presence, place, and memory through process-based material investigations. Sharing an interest in residual artifacts of the ephemeral, the artists situate their work as sites of poetic meaning making. Throughout the duration of the show, open collaboration, discussion, and experimentation will take place, blurring the contexts of gallery and studio.

This exhibition is sponsored by the Art and Art History Department of Columbia College Chicago

The QiQi underground tea party

Stony Arts Island Bank, Chicago

The QiQi is a site specific tea party that merges musical performance, experimental monologues, and mixed media installation with holistic health for an intimate and interactive experience at a dinner table. This showcase prompts conversations on the relationships between ancestral knowledge in contrast to our current events and pop culture in a musical Neo-Futurist approach to storytelling

Sans Soleil Non Eau

Thrivent Financial Chicago

Thrivent Financial is pleased to show the work of Sara Law and Abena Motaboli.

Proceeds go to Autotelic Studios.