Episode 8: Nicole Marroquin

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Episode 8: Nicole Marroquin

By Weston Teruya April 14, 2017

Weston Teruya welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making.


In this episode, we talk with artist and educator Nicole Marroquin about her creative and political research into Lower West Side Chicago student activist history from 1968 to 1973, youth arts education, and creating a public archive. Nicole’s exhibition with Andres L. Hernandez, Historical F(r)ictions, is on view at the Chicago Cultural Center through May 7th. You can follow Nicole’s work on Instagram at @nmarroq and at www.nicolemarroquin.com.

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Nicole Marroquin is a transdisciplinary artist based in Chicago whose work includes collaboration, research, teaching, print, and sculpture. In her practice, she has often worked with classrooms of youth to collaborate on arts and social movement research projects. She is a recently tenured faculty in the Department of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her essays are included in the Chicago Social Practice History Book Series, Revista Contratiempo and AREA Chicago, and her work is in the permanent collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art. She has been a Joan Mitchell Fellow at the Center for Racial Justice Innovation, a Propeller Fund awardee and Artist In-Residence at Mana Contemporary, with the collective Multiuso.  In 2011 she received the Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz Women of Excellence Award for service to the community from the National Museum of Mexican Art.

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