Embodied Histories: Reconstructing the Present


October 28 – December 4

SITE Sharp Gallery



SITE Curated

Contributing Artists

Dylan Languell, eggstrikingstone, Janhavi Khemka, Krista Anara Cibis, Maria Burundarena, Michal Sweezie, Nadine Nashef, Salma Dib, Sarita Garcia, Shaqui Reed, Sophie Lopez

Exhibition Statement as Preserved in the SUGS/SITE Archives:

Creating new realities is not a distant fantasy.
It is essential for our survival.  
How are we reconstructing and claiming our pasts for the present? 

In Embodied Histories: Reconstructing the Present, each work becomes the site where the artists’ lived experiences and artistic practices converge. Presenting the work of eleven SAIC artists, this exhibition challenges preconceptions and reveals alternate spaces. Some of these spaces already exist, hidden just out of view, while others are just now materializing through the works on view. These works not only provide distinctive ways to understand the world but a way to question our reality and place in it.


November 30, 4:45-6:45 PM

Sharp Gallery

Program statement from the SUGs/SITE archive:

“Join SITE Galleries for a Gallery Talk and Workshop featuring several of the artsits whose work is displayed in the group exhibition Embodied Histories: Reconstructing the Present.”

Exhibition Material

SITE Galleries created a zine in conjuction with Embodied Histories: Reconstructing the Present.


Email SITE Directors: sitegalleries@saic.edu




SITE Sharp Gallery
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60603

SITE 280 Gallery
280 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL, 60603



Gallery Hours (during exhibitions)
Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm

Saturday 11am – 3pm