935 W Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Learned Objects brings together four Chicago-based artists--William Estrada, Regin Igloria, Nicole Marroquin, and Rochele Royster--whose socially engaged practices are developed alongside an equally robust object-making practice. While all are seasoned activists, educators, and pillars of their local communities, the result of their collaborations with the public extends beyond classrooms and the city streets into the artists' studios. The objects created in the studio environment are influenced by collective intelligence and shared knowledge. Seen in this light, a "learned" object is both a material and conceptual site for encounters between social relations, lived experience, and community history.