In Progress: Bảo Nguyễn and Kanyinsola Anifowoshe

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  • The Commons
    Second Floor, East Side
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
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Selected page from the mock test booklet. Designed by Kanyinsola Anifowoshe and Bao Nguyen. Courtesy of the artists.

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Participate in an interactive performance in the form of a Fluxus-inspired standardized test, hosted by Bảo Nguyễn and Kanyinsola Anifowoshe. The artists, current high school seniors, will facilitate a conversation about the emotions and politics involved in testing following the performance.

In Progress is a series designed to give patrons a look into the process of artists, thinkers, and curators. Youth-led events are organized by Grace Needlman, Manager of Youth and Family Programs, and Ellen Chu, Coordinator of Family, Youth, School, and Teacher Programs.

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About the Artists

Kanyinsola Anifowoshe is a seventeen-year-old Nigerian American artist who is usually thinking and writing about the architecture of justice, radical hope, and building new art histories. She is editor-in-chief of Wahala Zine, a platform for the creative work of young people in the Nigerian diaspora, and host of The Now podcast where she interviews young creatives. She is also a co-organizer with two organizations intended to amplify the power of young people within activism: Fempowerment Chicago and Youth for Black Lives.

Bảo Nguyễn grew up in Vietnam and currently lives in Skokie, Illinois. Through performance art and sound, they explore limitation and miscommunication in language.

Anifowoshe and Nguyễn are members of the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where they design public programs with other artists.