Sydney Shavers


Hunter College MFA Candidate 2021

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude Chicago, IL

  • Concentration: Moving Image
  • Departmental Distinction

Invited Talks

  • 2017, Art, Politics & Power, Going Dutch Festival, Elgin IL 
  • 2017, Orr Academy High School, Chicago IL 
  • 2016, Not My President: A Feminist Conversation, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago IL
  • 2016, The Overlook Place, Chicago IL 
  • 2016, Oakton College, Des Plaines IL 

Curatorial Projects

  • 2016, As Little Defined as Anything Else, Chicago IL

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018, You will be the archivist of your desires, Chicago Art Department, Chicago IL
  • 2017, SWEET CREATURE, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL
  • 2017, Expectations, Lilstreet, Chicago IL
  • 2016, Video! Video! Zine! Video Festival, F4F, Chicago IL
  • 2016, Performed Margins, The Overlook Place, Chicago IL. Solo Show.
  • 2016, Child Star, HUME, Chicago IL
  • 2016, As Little Defined as Anything Else, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2016, Transmissions From Beyond, Lumpen Radio


  • 2017, ACRE, Steuben WI 
  • 2017, HATCH projects, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL 
  • 2016, July Artist-In-Residence, The Overlook Place, Chicago IL 
  • 2016, LAUNCH Invitational Residency, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago IL 
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