Michelle Grabner

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  • Profession: Artist

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Michelle Grabner is an artist, writer, and curator based in Wisconsin. She is the Crown Family Professor of Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she has taught for twenty-three years.

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Artists who take on curatorial activities have the advantage of negating the professional hurdles and limitations comprising institutions.
Contemporary curators orbit in the place of distribution and consumption, and less and less in the space of artists. I think it has become a lazy profession in regard to its relationship to the artists and the vigorous state of art making. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I am a huge fan of Sheila Hicks.
I hope to make the process of producing my take of the Biennial a transparent and interesting one for artists. Hope
I need to be working with the art world in N.Y.C. as much as I need to be working in my studios in Chicago and rural Wisconsin. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Location is all about the efficiency of work for me. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
The School of the Art Institute is an extraordinary teaching institution by the fact that it believes that active studio artists are good teachers. That may seem an obvious statement, but in higher education, it is often the student's course evaluations that win the day with administrators. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
The whole experience co-curating the Biennial was a learning experience. The Suburban and The Poor Farm are not institutions. They are not by design, organized around power structures. Because I am someone who thrives on delineating context, seeing up close the inner workings of the museum was not wasted on me. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Power