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Artist Talk Aimée Baubien

Tuesday, March 23, 2021
6:00 - 7:30 PM PST

Please join us on March 23rd for an artist talk with Aimée Beaubien, the recipient of the 2020 San Francisco Camerawork Exhibition Award. The SF Camerawork Exhibition Award recognizes a project proposal featuring exceptional creative photographic work and supports those efforts with an exhibition grant in the amount of $5,000. We welcome you to learn more about Aimée Beaubien's photographic process as she shares a series of recent works and influences in an artist talk followed by a Q&A.

Beaubien's photo-based installations and artists' books explore networks of associations between the archive, the ephemeral and the photographic. Photographed plants, interlaced vines, woven topographies merge into fields of color and pattern and back again expanding the ever more complicated sensations of reading a photograph and experiencing nature.

The 2020 San Francisco Camerawork Exhibition Award has been generously supported by individual donors and by the Delabos-Yamrus Fund.


Aimée Beaubien is an artist living and working in Chicago. Her photo-based installations and artists' books explore collapses in time, space and place, while engaging the complexities of visual perception. Beaubien's work has been included in national and international exhibitions including Demo Projects, Springfield, IL; Gallery UNO Projektraum, Berlin, Germany; Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX; Marvelli Gallery, New York, NY; The Pitch Project, Milwaukee, WI; Virus Art Gallery, Rome, Italy. Her work is held in the permanent collections of Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. Beaubien is an Associate Professor of Photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL where she has taught since 1997.

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