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Assistant Director, Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago

Sheridan Tucker Anderson is a Chicago based, independent curator, art historian, and arts advocate. Anderson has been awarded several fellowships and residencies including the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowship at the Art Institute of Chicago, the inaugural Curatorial Fellowship at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the University of Chicago Masters of Art African Studies Fellowship, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Curatorial Fellowship, and the Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Projects Curatorial Residency. Anderson has held research and curatorial positions where she has supported numerous exhibitions most notably, Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams (2016) and Rodney McMillian: A Great Society (2017), at the Art Institute of Chicago; Kapwani Kiwanga: The sum and its parts (2017) and The Ties that Bind Waves of PanAfricanism in Contemporary Art and Society (2017) at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago; Nollywood Portraits: A Radical Beauty (2016), The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity and Politics (2018), Echoes: Reframing Collage (2018), at the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Recent publications include: The Diasporic as a Site of Memory: Self Identity and Commemoration in the Work of Zohra Opoku (2019), The Ancient and the Recent: Kudzanai Chiurai's We Live In Silence (2018), Bordering the Imaginary: Ralph Arnold, Napoleon Bonaparte, and “The Hawaii Days” Series (2018) and Of Memories and Forgetfulness (2017). 

Recent exhibitions include If You Go, selected works by Mev Luna (2019), The Poetics of Relation (2019), In Their Own Form: Contemporary Photography + Afrofuturism (2018). She holds a BA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in Art History from the University of Chicago. Currently, Anderson is Assistant Director of Gallery 400, the contemporary art space on campus at University of Illinois at Chicago.

She is interested in emerging artists and photographers who focus on Afro-Diasporic imagery and well as those who take a non-traditional approach to contemporary photography.

Reviewing Saturday, September 12 

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