Mark Bradford (b. 1961) is a contemporary artist based in Los Angeles. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2009. His abstract collages address class and race economies within urban society in the US. A major mid-career survey exhibition of Bradford’s work, organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, opens at the MCA on May 28, 2011.

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Photo of Mark Bradford by Fredrik Nilsen


Tricia Van Eck is an Associate Curator at the MCA and is organizing the Chicago presentation of the Mark Bradford exhibition. Tricia recently curated Without You, I’m Nothing: Art and Its Audience, on view until May 1, 2011. She also curates the annual performance series, Here, Not There, and is the MCA’s Curator of Artist Books.

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Tricia with Mark Bradford.
Photography © Museum of Contemporary Art,
Chicago. Photo by Jacob Boll.


Mia Wicklund is the administrator for The Mark Bradford Project blog. She has been experiencing a magnetic pull towards the work of Mark Bradford since first seeing his images last summer. Mia is currently completing a graduate degree in Arts Management at Columbia College.

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Mike Hawkins (aka Brother Mike) is the acting YOUmedia Coordinator at the YOUmedia Center, an innovative 21st-century learning space for teens, housed at Chicago's downtown Harold Washington Library Center. As part of the Digital Youth Network, he has been connecting teens to digital media projects and is excited to have them be part of this project with the MCA.

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Nathan Diamond has been a Chicago Public Schools high school art teacher at Lindblom Math & Science Academy for the past six years. He has collaborated on many MCA projects during this time, serving as mentor and creative partner to his students.

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