Stumble Chicagointegrates art installations with Chicago’s cityscape to offer urbanites chance encounters with creative gestures. By situating art outside the institutional framing of a gallery or museum environment, this curatorial experiment proposes art viewing as an everyday exercise and strives to engage audiences that might otherwise never seek it out.
About the Curator
Jared Packard (b. 1989, Washington, D.C.) is an artist and curator based in Chicago, IL. Packard completed his BA at Clark University and his MFA at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has curated the NEA-funded unLOCK: Merging Art and Industry, Lockport, IL; the nationally traveling exhibition, ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection; and (Re)Flex Space, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL. He has shown his work at ADDS DONNA, Chicago, IL; Baltimore Gallery, Detroit, MI; Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL; Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France; Hillyer Art Space, Washington, D.C.; Shiltkamp Gallery, Worcester, MA.