Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents KATHRYN ANDREWS: RUN FOR PRESIDENT Nov 21, 2015 – May 8, 2016
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents Kathryn Andrews: Run for President, the first solo US museum exhibition of the artist’s work. The exhibition features fifteen sculptural works, forms that have made Andrews one of the most important artists of her generation. For this exhibition, her work is situated against the conceptual and pictorial backdrop of a fictitious presidential election. The exhibition creates a loose narrative around candidates, campaigns, sitting in office, and the end of presidency, charting the rise and fall of the president, all the while investigating the relationship between art, power, celebrity, and different forms of capital. Run for President is the latest in the MCA’s acclaimed Ascendant Artist Series, which features exhibitions that present the most relevant new artists working today. This exhibition is on view November 21, 2015 to May 8, 2016, and is curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, former MCA Curator and current Director of the DePaul Art Museum.
Kathryn Andrews has recently presented solo exhibitions of her work at the Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2014), and Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2013). Recent group exhibitions featuring her work include: Teen Paranormal Romance, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2014-15); The Los Angeles Project, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014); Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); and First Among Equals, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2012). Andrews lives and works in Los Angeles.