Georgina Valverde

American, Mexican-born, 1962
Lives and works in Chicago, IL
societyofsmallness@gmail.com


Education

MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
BFA, James Madison University, 1987
BA, Spanish with French minor, 1987


Solo Exhibitions and Public Art

Caracol—A Gathering Space, 2016, Chicago Park District
Done/Undone (Hecho y Des(h)echo), 2009, The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX
Hecho y Des(h)echo, 2009, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Tamaulipas, Matamoros, Mexico
Moral Geometry, 2009, Antena, Chicago, IL
Art in the Garden, 2004, Public art commission, Chicago Park District and Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
Back Yard (with William Staples), 2002, Bodybuilder & Sportsman, Chicago, IL
Georgina Valverde, 12 x 12 Series, 2002, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Georgina Valverde: Prints and Paintings, 1989, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA


Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

2021
Eight of Pentacles, Ruschman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Poets, Prophets, Propagandists, Millennium Park. Directed by Paul Durica. Boeing Gallery South, Chicago, IL

2020
Festival of the Smallest. Curated by Frans van Lent. Digital exhibition 
A Cat May Look On A Queen. Curated by Eric Ruschman. The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2019
Woven—Connections and Meanings, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
Documents Bureau Presents: Nature's Notaries, Chicago Park District
Documents Bureau Presents: The Registry of Aesthetic Impressions, The Art Institute of Chicago Block Party

2018
NO CHILL, UIC School of Art Alumni Exhibition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Día de los Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy,National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
Fugitive Narratives, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Bughouse Square Debates Open Soapbox, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

2017
Memoria Presente: An Artistic Journey, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL
Documents Bureau, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago IL
Bughouse Square Debates Open Soapbox, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL

2016
Bughouse Square Debates Open Soapbox, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Documents Bureau Presents: The Climatic Cathartic Confessions Desk, 2nd Floor Rear Festival, Chicago, IL

2015
Bughouse Square Debates Open Soapbox, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Documents Bureau, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Fair, Chicago, IL

2014
White Room Rebellions, JazzGallery Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Gateway to Hobohemia—A Roving Séance, 2nd Floor Rear Festival, Chicago, IL
Aesthetic Divination Machine, ThreeWalls Gala, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Bughouse Square Debates(performance in collaboration with Pocket Guide to Hell), Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Gateway to Hobohemia—A Séance, Performance in collaboration with Pocket Guide to Hell, Word Weekend, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

2013
Yard Sale—A 36” x 36” Lot of Finery, Residence of Annie Morse and Kevin Pierce, Chicago, IL
Unauspicious Activity Around an Attended Package, 2nd Floor Rear Festival, Chicago, IL
The Society of Smallness Presents: Mini-exhibtionthon ii—Arts District, Residence of Matt Stone and Georgina Valverde, Chicago, IL

2012
The Society of Smallness Presents: Inaugural Mini-exhibitiothon i andMember Tryouts, Casa de Arte y Cultura Calles y Sueños, Chicago, IL

2010
Millas y Kilómetros, National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL, USA

2009
Millas y Kilómetros,Centro Jaime Sabines, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, México
Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

2006
UnifyingThread,Evanston Art Center, Chicago, IL
State and Lake, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL
Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

2005
I Feel Mysterious Today,Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL

2004
Summer Salon Show, Johansonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
Coming to Terms with the Everyday, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Suspension,1926 Exhibition Studies Space, Chicago, IL
Muestra 2003,International Contemporary Art Fair, Mexico City, Mexico

2002
305.21 Miles—The Distance Between Us, Dupreau, Chicago, IL and Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO
Cullacht, Galway Art Center, Galway, Ireland
Cut, Pulled, Colored & Burnt,Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Formfit, University of Illinois at Chicago, Great Space, Chicago IL

2001
Models and Materials,Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL
uicmfa@wood, Wood Street Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Chicago, IL
ILL, University of Illinois at Chicago, Great Space, Chicago IL


Selected Awards, Honors, and Residencies

2019 Individual Artists Program Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

2017 Individual Artists Program Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

2014 Learning is a Lifestyle, Residency, Chicago Art Department

2009 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

2008–2009 Artist Exchange Program: Chicago, IL / Chiapas,Mexico, National Museum of Mexican Art 

2002 Cullacht, Artist Residency, International Cultural Exchange, Galway City, Ireland

2002 Visual Arts Scholarship, TheChicago Union League Civic and Arts Foundation 

2001 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, University of Illinois atChicago

2000 Abraham Lincoln Fellowship, University of Illinois at Chicago

1999 Smithsonian Institution Scholarship, Symposium on Diversity andLeadership in Museums, Washington, D.C

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