• Conrad Egyir (b.1989, Accra, Ghana; lives and works in Detroit, MI), Joseph’s Lullaby, 2019.

    Oil, acrylic, mounted plexi, glitter, synthetic flowers and wood on canvas, 86 x 108 in (218.44 x 274.32cm).

    Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman.

    Conrad Egyir (b.1989, Accra, Ghana; lives and works in Detroit, MI), Joseph’s Lullaby, 2019.

    Oil, acrylic, mounted plexi, glitter, synthetic flowers and wood on canvas, 86 x 108 in (218.44 x 274.32cm).

    Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman.

The Regional

Thursday, June 2, 2022 to Sunday, September 11, 2022
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

The first major multi-museum survey dedicated to contemporary artists based in the Midwest, The Regional work by approximately 25 artists working across painting, photography, installation, and performance. The artists come from a variety of backgrounds and are currently based across the region in cities like Detroit, Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Minneapolis, and St. Louis, among others. 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 the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be accompanied by a digital catalogue and a parallel program of conversations and performances.

Participating artists include:

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)
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)
Mara Duvra (b. 1989, Silver Spring, MD; lives and works in Minneapolis, MN)
Conrad Egyir (b.1989, Accra, Ghana; lives and works in Detroit, MI)
Isa Gagarin (b. 1986, Guam; lives and works in Minneapolis, MN)
Rashawn Griffin (b. 1980, Los Angeles; lives and works in Kansas City, MO).
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)