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2nd Terrain Biennial


Opening Reception — Waterloo, ON

Sunday, August 23rd

59 Euclid Avenue, Waterloo


Opening Reception:

Sunday, August 23rd, 3-10pm

704 Highland Avenue, Oak Park, IL

The 2nd Terrain Biennial is an international exhibition of site specific art made for front yards, balconies and porches. Centered in the historic village of Oak Park, Illinois, the Biennial will open on Sunday, August 23rd and run until September 30th, 2015.  Terrain Exhibitions first opened in 2011 and is committed to producing spontaneous interactions between the viewers and artworks by creating opportunities for artists to make site responsive installations that redefine the definition of public art.  In a massive expansion for the 2nd Biennial, Terrain has reached out to sites all across the country as well as internationally.  This year, the Biennial will include cities in Illinois near Oak Park--Chicago, Riverside, River Forest and Morris as well as traversing states and countries such as Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Memphis and Knoxville Tennessee; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Ashville, North Carolina; Dallas Texas; Oakland and Los Angeles, California; Viborg, Denmark; Ontario, Canada and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Over 72 artists and 2 collectives are participating in these international site interventions. An interactive website will provide access to information, documentation and additional events for all sites. The 2nd Terrain Biennial is supported by a 2014 Propeller Fund Grant, the Guggenheim Foundation and a community supported Hatchfund Campaign.

Opening reception and performances will be held on August 23 from 3-10PM @ 704 Highland Ave, Oak Park, IL: Performers include Aram Han, Sarah Beth Woods and Tracers; True Touch Spa/ Rachel Ellison; Fatimata Traore; Holly Rae Harell;  Caleb Yono; Allie Zuckerman; Bodice Cobra Philharmonia with Bruce Neal, Sean DeSantis, Matt Silcock, Catie Olson and EC Brown and DJ dance event by Chances Dances.  Interviews with participants will be conducted by Bad at Sports throughout the day.  

Participating curators include: Jacqueline Chao, Matt Morris, Allison Peters- Quinn, Shannon Stratton, Jason Foumberg, Neysa Page- Lieberman, Karsten Lund, Alexandra Ergabu, Richard Holland, Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Scott Hunter, Tom Burtonwood, Claudine Ise, Tony Tasset and Judy Legerwood, Danny Orendorf, Anne Harris, Melissa Potter, Teresa Silva, Cecelia Vargus, Julia Klein, Lorelei Stewart, Leslie Baum, Caroline Picard, Allison Glenn, Karen Azarnia, Melissa Potter, Tricia Van Eck, Industry of the Ordinary, Joanne Anno, MIchelle Grabner, T.J.Donovan, Ron Laboray,  Joel Parsons, Sara-Jayne Parsons, Cara Megan Lewis, Mary Anna Pomonis, Angela Bryant, Maria Porges, Matias Viegener, Lise Baggesen, Lauren D. Weinberg, Chelsea Middendorf.

Participating artists include: Aram Han, Emily Hermant, Sarah Beth Woods, Carmel Buckley, Robert Bernier, Aay Preston Myint, Vincent Uribe, Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, Lisa Boumstein-Smalley /Geoff Smalley, Erin Toale, Alex Chitty, Fereshteh Toosi, Danny Giles, Faheem Majeed, Susy Giles, Sonnenzimmer, Noelle Allen, Karen Gubitz, Margot McMahan, Bernard Williams, Kate McQuillen, Edra Soto, Bobbi Meier, Pamela Fraser, Timothy Brown, Maria Ivanova, Heather Buechler, Amy Leners, Hannah King, Liz Isakson Dado, Maggie Puckett, Jillian Bruschera, Eden Unluata, Andreja Dugandzic, Victoria Martinez,  Stephanie Graham, Nora Maité Nieves, Laura Davis, Allison Wade, David Bodhi Boylan, Esau McGhee, Katy Kirbach, Jim Duignan, Sarah Mallin, Moises Salazar, Luftwerk, E.J.Hill, Danielle Chenette, Kate Ingold, Paul Druecke, Daviel Shy, Nora Hartlaub, ‪Alyssa Hawkins, Devin Balera, Josh Story, Corrina Ray, Terri Jones, Justin Bowles, Lindsay Breidenback, Melissa Dunn, Between Worlds Collaborative, Greely Myatt, John Payne, Terri Phillips, Joey Cannizzaro, Alyssa Hawkins, Alejandro Figueredo Diaz-Perera, June Diamond, Regina Mamou, Ann Murphy, Kirsten Leenaars, Iris Burnblum, Yevette Brackman, Jessica Taylor Caponigro, Sam Jaffe, Sarah Kernohan and the Cambodian Trash Talk Collective.