Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jeff Kolar: Wind Chimes

“Wind Chimes” is a multichannel, wind powered sound installation composed for prepared copper wind chimes and custom electronics. “Wind Chimes” will be installed outdoors hanging from tree limbs on the 1700 block of South Laflin Street in Chicago.

Jeff Kolar: Wind Chimes
Opening Friday July 1 from 6pm-10pm
July 1 - July 29, 2016

Jeff Kolar is a sound artist, radio producer, and curator working in Chicago, USA. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press), “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), and “characteristically curious” (Marc Weidenbaum), includes cross-platform collaboration, low-powered radio, and live performance. His work activates sound in unconventional,temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice. His solo and collaborative projects, installations, and public performances often investigate the mundane sonic nuances of everyday electronic devices.

Jeff is a free103point9 Transmission Artist, and the Founder and Artistic Director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform. Since 2011, Radius has commissioned over 50 original radio works by artists from over 20 different countries.

His work has been commissioned by the Propeller Fund, a re-granting agency of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and free103point9, a re-granting agency of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Arts Council. He has delivered lectures at New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto, Canada), Le Cube Centre de création numérique (Paris, France), Concordia University Topological Media Lab (Montreal, Canada), Parsons Paris School of Art & Design (Paris, France), Wave Farm Study Center (New York, USA), School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA), and led workshops at Ljudmila Art and Science Laboratory (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Ecole d’Enseignement Supérieur d’Art de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, France).

He has performed and exhibited widely across the United States, and at international venues and festivals such as the New Museum (New York, USA), The Kitchen (New York, USA), ORF RadioKulturhaus (Vienna, Austria), CTM Festival for Adventurous Music (Berlin, Germany), University of Illinois Chicago Gallery 400 (Chicago, USA), Columbia College Chicago A+D Gallery (Chicago, USA), Sonic Circuits (Washington DC, USA), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (Urbana, USA), GLI.TC/H (Chicago, USA), Megapolis Audio Festival (New York, USA), and LAK Festival of Nordic Sound Art (København, Denmark).

His work has been broadcasted internationally on radio stations including ORF Kunstradio (Vienna, Austria), Radia Network, WFMU (New Jersey, USA), CKUT (Montreal, Canada), CKUW (Winnipeg, Canada), Radio23 (Portland, USA), Radio Eterogenia (Córdoba, Argentina), Red Radio UDG (Guadalajara, Mexico), Radio Libertaire (Paris, France), Stress FM (Lisbon, Portugal), and WGXC (New York, USA).

In 2013, Time Out New York awarded his work with choreographer Jennifer Monson as the “Best Dance of 2013”. He has also composed music for dance at the Dance Improvisation Festival at Columbia College Chicago (Chicago, USA), American Realness at Abrons Art Center (New York, USA), and Open Studio at the Krannert Art Museum (Champaign-Urbana, USA).

His work has been released on a variety of record labels such as Panospria (Canada), HAK Lo-Fi Record (France), free103point9 (USA), and has appeared in compilations by, iFAR (England), and Sonic Circuits (USA). His video work was published in the DVD journal ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art.

1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608
antenapilsen (at)

Monday, May 09, 2016


May 20 - June 17, 2016

‘paperworks’ brings together the work of five young international artists sharing a common theme of reinterpretation in their practice. At some point each artists has used paper products in untraditional methods to express issues such as memory, politics and public interactions. The eclectic and minimalist installation of works organized by Platform 102 (Brussels) at Antena (Chicago) explores these issues through the mediums of video, photography, instructions and process driven practices.

Artists: Léa Belooussovitch (FR), Marc Buchy (FR), João Freitas (PT), Saori Kuno (JP), Tramaine de Senna (USA).

Opening Friday May 20, 2016 from 6pm-10pm

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Léa Belooussovitch

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Propaganda Familiar: Alberto Aguilar

Propaganda Familiar: Alberto Aguilar
April 8 - May 6, 2016

Opening Friday April 8, 2016 from 6pm-10pm
At Antena, Alberto Aguilar will show a selection of hand painted signs that use language and word play as a bridge of communication to the private and the public viewer. The signs hung in the gallery will be displayed in combination with found, made and arranged objects to contribute to or confound their meaning. Also as part of the exhibition Aguilar will hang some of the signs in shops and and display windows around the Pilsen neighborhood sending messages out to the community.
Bio: Alberto Aguilar wrote this biography but will be speaking in third person. For no specific reason he has omitted the word art from this short paragraph but has made one exception. Alberto is a Chicago based ___ist and teaches at Harold Washington College. He is coordinator of Pedestrian Project a program dedicated to making ___ more accessible and available to all. Currently he is ___ist in residence at the ___ Institute of Chicago. Aguilar's creative practice often incorporates whatever materials are at hand as well as exchanges with his family, other ___ists, and people he encounters. His work bridges media from painting and sculpture to video, installation, performance, and sound, and has been exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary ___, the Queens Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum and the Minneapolis Institute of ___.
1755 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL 60608