NO CHILL UIC School of Art & Art History


UIC School of Art & Art History Open House, Alumni Exhibition, and Ice Cream Social

Thursday November 8, 2018



400 S Peoria


Resting in the chilly beginnings of another Chicago winter, NO CHILL is the School of Art & Art History’s fall 2018 open house event featuring Chicago New Media 1973-1992 (a Gallery 400 exhibition organized by UIC alumni), public conversations, an alumni exhibition, BFA and MFA open studios, the opening of “Alien” a show organized by the Museum and Exhibition Studies program, the launch of Something Other press a micro imprint of the school inspired by the legacy of artist Dick Higgins, roving art historians, an ice cream social, and more.


NO CHILL embraces cold conceptualism, a notion that emerged at UIC almost two decades ago and thrown back now with a cool wink. To have “no chill,” is a natural response to the current moment, and we see this urgency and rage coursing through the halls and walls of our school.

Event schedule:


5pm-6pm- Conversation among UIC alumni and Video Game Art (VGA) Gallery founders and editor Chaz Evans, Jonathan Kinkley, and Tiffany Funk, held in Gallery 400 inside the exhibition Chicago New Media 1973-1992, whichchronicles the under-recognized story of Chicago's contributions to new media art and is organized by VGA Gallery. Evans, Kinkley and Funk will discuss their transitions from grad school to professional art and exhibition making, publishing, and running a flourishing non-profit art space.




-See the work of the current Senior Thesis BFA class and experience the energy of this exciting young group of emerging artists.


- Opening reception of NO CHILL: Alumni Exhibition and Ice Cream Social. Opening night festivities will include ice cold treats made and inspired by artists, and entertainment culling from the talents of UIC alums.


- Opening Reception for “Alien” Exhibition in 5th Floor Gallery + readings




-Conversation between Emmanuel Ortega and Sarita Hernandez in Gallery 400 Lecture Room


- Listening Party for Something Other Press release: How to Listen to a Record, The Reading Room 5th Floor



MFA Open Studios, take a tour through the studios of our incredible MFA cohort.


8pm-9pm Great Space Performances- Alex De Graff, Jose Luis Benivides


9pm- After Party- 5th Floor

Ongoing programming 5-10pm: Engage in conversations with one of our roving art historians and hear why art history is “so now”, stop by the Art Education room to learn more about our exciting new BFA in Art Education program, and snap your portrait at our photobooth.