JANEIL ENGELSTAD is an artist, curator and educator who, working independently and collaboratively, produces exhibitions and projects throughout the world. She is a Fulbright scholar and in 2006 she taught students how to produce exhibitions, public and community art projects at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, the capital of the Slovak Republic. In 2009 she produced Voices From the Center: Central Europeans Reflect on Life Before and After the Fall of The Berlin Wall, a multiform project that stemmed from her experience in Slovakia.
Janeil will be in Chicago this weekend and invites the Fulbright community, scholars and students to participate in three exciting events:
VOICES FROM THE CENTER
A multi-form project and exhibition produced by Janeil Engelstad
October 28 – December 10, 2011
Opening Reception, Friday, October 28, 6 – 9 PM
119 N Peoria, Chicago.
Through Voices From the Center, an interactive web platform and group exhibition, Central Europeans reflect on their lives before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Sharing these stories through the lens of social documentary and art, producer Janeil Engelstad is creating a site-specific installation for threewalls and has also brought together emerging artists from across Central Europe to create a portrait of a people emerging from one political and cultural era into another.
In conjunction: UNFREE FREEDOM: AN EXPLORATION OF IDENTITY IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Curated by Janeil Engelstad
Public programs: REVOLUTION, TRANSFORMATION AND IDENTITY: Central European Artists Reflect Upon Post-Communist Art, Urbanism and Culture Panel Discussion with Oto Hudec, Magda Stanová, Miklós Surányi, Matej Vakula, and Jan Worpus, moderated by Janeil Engelstad
Sunday, October 30, 3 PM
Graham Foundation, Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL 60610