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from here to there: A progress

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Gallery 400
400 S. Peoria St.

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from here to there is a live art installation with a performance component, presented as part of the opening of the exhibition Chicago Disability Activism, Arts and Design: 1970’s to Today, at Gallery 400. For the close of this exhibition,  “archive” from Barak’s lived experience presently on display as a performative installation will be reactivated within the gallery. Noted as ” a progress”, Barak will revisit the spaces inhabited during the opening presentation; offering reflections and physical re-enactments of the performance.


For more than two decades, Barak adé Soleil has charted an expansive career as an artist, making dance, theatre and performance art. Internationally noted and award-winning, Barak’s creative practice draws on traditions of the African diaspora, queerness, postmodernism and disability aesthetics; engaging distinct communities across the US, Canada, Europe, South America and West Africa. Barak is currently based in Chicago, but continues to work globally

includes Canadian presentations in Toronto for 7a*11d Performance Art Festival and Halifax’s durational Nocturne event.