ERIK WENZEL


Rising Up, Rising Down • 2013 • postcard purchased in 2011 and again in 2012 • from the exhibition "Fernweh" at The Storefront




NEWS

OCTOBER 2014


Book Published:



An excerpt of my writing and an accompanying photograph is included and discussed in How To Write About Contemporary Art (Thames & Hudson) by Gilda Williams. It was launched at The Whitechapel Gallery during the London Art Book Fair.





NOVEMBER 2013

Screening Curated:
I co-curated a multi-venue screening of Take Your Time by filmmaker Carolyn Faber with PSA Projects.




OCTOBER 2013

Visiting Artist Talk at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
Myself and four collaborators presented a lecture about our project Arte No Es Fácil to “Permeable Membranes” a Fiber and Material Studies class led by Jovencio de la Paz.




APRIL / MAY 2013

Solo Exhibition:
Fernweh
The Storefront
Chicago, IL
Organized with Brandon Alvendia


Book Published:


The first 12 issues of 24PAGES, the artist publication I contributed to in 2011, has been collected into a book published in an edition of 700.




APRIL 2013

Group Exhibition:
THE KEYS TO HER PLACE
VBKÖ
Vienna, Austria
Organized by Bernadette Anzengruber




JANUARY 2013

Artist Talk:
I organized a presentation of work by Carlos Martiel (sound installation), Dan Paz (video), and myself (video) hosted by 65GRAND to benefit Links Hall, an experimental performance space in Chicago.


Schönen Abend • 720p HD video • 1 min • screening at 65GRAND, January 2013




AUGUST 2012


Schönen Abend • video installation with sound • 720p HD video • 1 min • at Galerie im ALCATRAZ • Hallein, Austria, 2012

Solo Project:
Schönen Abend
Galerie im ALCATRAZ
Hallein, Austria


Group Exhibition:
Media Kitchen
Alte Saline Hallein, Austria
Organized by Shaina Anand & Ashok Sukumaran with:
Philipp Bruns, Leopold Burdyl, Gammon, Yasaman Hasani, Martin Konzett, Marco Tavolaro and Zaoli Zhong




JULY 2012

Screening in Austria:
Livid Feel
A program of four video works
Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
Alte Saline Hallein
The Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Art presents the screening I curated earlier this year during my exhibition at 65GRAND along with the related video I created for exhibition.


I am excited to announce that I have been awarded a scholarship to attend the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. I will be taking the course A Rough Guide to the Media Arts with Shaina Anand / Ashok Sukumaran.




APRIL 2012

Press for FRESH FAT, my recent solo exhibition at 65GRAND:
Review by A-J Aronstein in Newcity
Critic's Choice by Sam Worley in the Chicago Reader


A screening I curated as part of my exhibition at 65GRAND:
Livid Feel
A program of three video works
Saturday, April 28, 2012

65GRAND is pleased to present Livid Feel, a video screening curated by Erik Wenzel as part of his ongoing exhibition at the gallery. The selected works cross the spectrum of direct experience. From the steps we take to alter our perceptions of reality, to the methods we use to record, comprehend and represent those experiences, the works range from the bizarre and humorous to the starkness of cinéma vérité and street photography. Where these works intersect is in the fact that all three take perceived reality and lived life as their starting point. Livid Feel brings together three artists from three locales, Luis Eligio D Omni (Havana) Linda Franke (Berlin) and Scott Wolniak (Chicago). This screening marks the US premiers of Eligio's and Franke's videos and the Chicago premier of Wolniak's.




JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2012

I am participating in ARTE NO ES FÁCIL, presented by Links Hall. An exhibition series of collaborative work by artists from Cuba and the United States. Created by Danielle Paz & Marilyn Volkman.

Sunday, January 22 & Friday, February 17

ARTE NO ES FÁCIL is generously supported by The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Links Hall, The University of Chicago: Department of Visual Art, The Open Practice Committee, Arts Council, The Claire Kantor Foundation, Art Chicago, NEXT, FOTA and many generous private donations.




OCTOBER 2011


"If travel is searching & home what's been found" opens Thursday, October 6 and continues through November 5 at the WerkStadt in Berlin, Germany.

As I first did during my exhibition last Fall, I will be staging a number of Evening Academies—conversations & discussions led by invited guests—during the month of October.




SEPTEMBER 2011


I have contributed a series of images to the latest issue of 24pages.
24pages #10: AND IF IT FAILS TO REWRITE

"THE FRIENDS OF FRIENDS HAVE THINGS WHICH THIS PAPER IS ABLE TO BRING TO YOU THROUGH THE CONNECTIONS YOU SHARE WITH THEM"




JULY 2011

Racoon
I am in the group exhibition ANIMALITY curated by Zachary Cahill
DOVA temporary
June 29 - July 23
Contributors to the exhibition include:
Marius Aleksa, Theresa Ganz, Sara Garth, David Giordano, Jacqueline Hendrickson, Pierre Huyghe, Samantha Jones, Stacee Kalmanovsky, Melanie Kassel, Hannah Leskosky, Jessie Mott, Jasmine Neal, Elle Opitz, Hannah Pae, Valentina Solano, Cassandra Troyan, Jan Verwoert, Erik Wenzel and May Yeung.




JUNE 2011

Head Building
June 15 - 18
I am tangentially participating in e-flux at the Kopfbau Basel. An unrealized proposal of mine, "Free to Choose," is included in the archive of the Agency of Unrealized Projects
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Pawnshop / Time Bank / La Stampa / e-flux journal / Agency of Unrealized Projects / Book Coop / Guesthouse / Salon Aleman / Alva Noto / etc…

Agency of Unrealized Projects—Hans Ulrich Obrist in conversation with special guests.
Wednesday 15th, and Saturday 18th2pm, Agency of Unrealized Projects conversation room.




APRIL 2011


I have contributed a text piece to the latest issue of Shifter.
Shifter 17: re_____ing

Editors: Sreshta Rit Premnath & Matthew Metzger

Contributors:
Thom Donovan, Tamar Guimarães, Patricia Esquivias, Susan Jahoda, Erik Wenzel, Patrizio Di Massimo, Alicja Kwade, Adrian Williams, Mike Schuh, Lisa Zaher, Zachary Cahill, Arnold Kemp, Jean Marc Superville Sovak, Corinna Kirsch