The Regional

July 8, 2021November 7, 2021

The Regional is a major multi-museum survey dedicated to contemporary artists based in the Midwest and will feature new and recent work, including several site-responsive commissions, by approximately 25 artists working across painting, photography, installation, and performance. The artists come from a variety of backgrounds and are currently based in Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Minneapolis, and Saint Louis, among other locales throughout the Midwest. Celebrating the artistic and cultural complexity of the region, the exhibition provides a platform for a generation of artists who are shaping the current and future discourses of contemporary art and culture.

The Regional is co-organized by moCa Cleveland and the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. The exhibition will be accompanied by a digital catalogue and a parallel program of conversations and performances.

Artists in exhibition

Hellen Ascoli (b. 1984, Guatemala City, Guatemala; lives and works in Madison, WI); Lyndon Barrois Jr. (b. 1983, New Orleans, LA; lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA); Mara Duvra (b. 1989, Silver Spring, MD; lives and works in Minneapolis, MN); Jonathan Christensen Caballero (b. 1988, Salt Lake City, UT; lives and works in Lawrence, KS); Rachel Cox (b. 1984, Irving, TX; lives and works in Iowa City, IA); Conrad Egyir (b.1989, Accra, Ghana; lives and works in Detroit, MI); Isa Gagarin (b. 1986, Guam; lives and works in Minneapolis, MN); Dan Gunn (b. 1980, Prairie Village, KS; lives and works in Chicago, IL); Matthew Angelo Harrison (b.1989, Detroit, MI; lives and works in Detroit, MI); Pao Houa Her (b. 1982, Laos; lives and works in Blaine, MN); Anissa Lewis (b. 1974, Covington, KY; lives and works in Cincinnati, OH); Dakota Mace (Diné) (b.1991, Albuquerque, NM; lives and works in Madison, WI); Gisela McDaniel (b. 1995, Guam; lives and works in Detroit, MI); Lorena Molina (b. 1985, San Salvador, El Salvador; lives and works in Cincinnati, OH); Huong Ngo (b. 1979, Hong Kong; lives and works in Chicago, IL); B. Ingrid Olson (b. 1987, Denver, CO; lives and works in Chicago, IL); Yvonne Osei (b. 1990, Hamburg, Germany; lives and works in St. Louis, MO); Natalie Petrosky (b. 1989, Akron, OH; lives and works in Cleveland, OH); Devan Shimoyama (b. 1989, Philadelphia, PA; lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA); Alice Tippit (b. 1975, Independence, KS; lives and works in Chicago, IL); Jordan Weber (b. 1984, Des Moines, IA; lives and works in Des Moines, IA); Margo Wolowiec (b. 1985, Detroit, MI; lives and works in Detroit, MI); Nikki Woods (b. 1990, Rock Hill, MO; lives and works in Cleveland, OH)