CV

Amanda Assaley
aassal1@saic.edu
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION
2018
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA | Chicago, IL

RESIDENCIES
2018
ACRE Residency | ACRE Projects, 1345 W 19th St, Chicago, IL
2017
Yale School of Art at Norfolk | Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, 20 Litchfield Rd Norfolk, CT

EXHIBITIONS
2018
Living Architecture | 6018 North, 6018 North Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL
BFA Spring Thesis Exhibition | Sullivan Galleries, 33 S State St, Chicago, IL
2017
Realizing Things | Two-Person Exhibition | Gallery X, 280 S Columbus Dr, Chicago, IL
Especially Now | DFBRL8R Gallery, 1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL
2016
Open Til Tomorrow | Red Door Gallery, 1457 W. Blackhawk St, Chicago, IL
2015
ArtBash | Alt-Space Installation | SAIC Leroy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL

AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018
Education for Dear Gaza Community Artist Grant | Walker Art Center
2014
Merit Scholarship | School of the Art Institute of Chicago

EVENTS AND PROJECTS
2018
Bilad Al Sham United: a conversation with SJP on Syria, refugees, and U.S. policy in the Middle East, Lead Organizer and Moderator | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: Censorship, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL
2017
Students for Justice in Palestine Conversations: The Balfour Declaration, Organizer | 37 S State St., Chicago, IL

EXPERIENCE
2017-Present
Zakaib, Founder and Director | 3491 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL
2016-2017
True Form Productions, Mold Making and Foundry Assistant | 1252 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL
2016
Chicago Crucible, Intern | 1248 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2018
Lori Waxman, "Not the same old immigrant story as hard questions are asked at 6018North gallery" http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ae-living-architecture-review-waxman-0923-story.html (Chicago, IL)
Manisha AR, "Immigrant Artists: Living Architecture Breathes New Life into the Histories of Chicago" https://design.newcity.com/2018/08/30/living-architecture-breathes-new-life-into-the-immigrant-histories-of-chicago/ (Chicago, IL)
Voyage Chicago, "Meet Amanda Assaley" http://voyagechicago.com/interview/meet-amanda-assaley/ (Chicago, IL)

COLLECTIONS
Textile Resource Center | School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 37 S Wabash Chicago, IL