KIRSTEN LEENAARS



Tomorrow, and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

Opening: Friday, April 15th, 6pm – 9pm.

Open hours Saturday, April 16th, 10am – 5pm.

Design Museum of Chicago, 72 E. Randolph, Chicago, 60601


Industry of the Ordinary have invited 100 Chicago-based artists to reflect on our shared experience of the last two years. This brief show will bring together a significant cross-section of the city’s creative community for a unique event.

Each artist was given the following text:

‘As we continue to emerge from the initial period of global upheaval, we find ourselves in a liminal space – a transitory, in-between state of indeterminacy and ambiguity. We are neither in nor out of the pandemic and exist as a binary condition; a superimposed state of being. A sense of being in a waiting room with no windows’.


The artists

Alberto Aguilar • Candida Alvarez • Tim Anderson • Julia Arredondo • Claire Ashley • Aimée Beaubien • Jonas N. T. Becker • Iris Bernblum • George Blaha • Larry Bookbinder • Meghan Borah • Whitney Bradshaw • Phyllis Bramson • Stephanie Brooks • Judith Brotman • Jared Brown • Ivan Brunetti • Robert Burnier • Tom Burtonwood/Holly Holmes • Paola Cabal • Patty Carroll • Jonathan Michael Castillo • Juan Angel Chavez • Andrea Coleman • Kelli Connell/Natalie Krick • Andi Crist • Paul D’Amato • Karen Dana Cohen • Cass Davis • Design As Protest Collective • Denenge • Documents Bureau (Georgina Valverde, Matthew A. Stone, Marcos Herrera, with Dud Lawson and K. James Henderson of Depression Press Mfg. & Ink, Inc.) • Jeanne Dunning • Vanessa Filley • Tony Fitzpatrick • Lora Fosberg • Dianna Frid • Dawn Gavin • Beate Geissler/Oliver Sann • Aron Gent • Joan Giroux • Matthew Girson • Corinne Halbert • Anne Harris • EJ Hill • Cody Hudson • Sam Jaffe • James Jankowiak • Kelly Kristin Jones • Janis Kanter • Mariah Karson • Barbara Kasten • Chris Kerr • Laura Kina • Kierah / KIKI King • Katinka Kleijn • Anna Kunz • Jessica Labatte • Jin Lee • Kirsten Leenaars • Riva Lehrer • Carron Little • Jorge Lucero • Duncan MacKenzie/Christian Kuras • Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle • SaraNoa Mark • Nathan Mason • Yvette Mayorga • Cecil McDonald, Jr. • Amy Mooney • Paul Nudd • Betsy Odom • Nate Otto • Debra Parr • Erin Peisert • Kim Piotrowski • Pooja Pittie • Melissa H. Potter • Public Collectors • Joseph Ravens • Monica Rezman • Caitlin Ryan • Cristal Sabbagh • Jason Salavon • Carlos Salazar-Lermont • Kathie Shaw • Deb Sokolow • Edra Soto • Amanda Taves • Nora Taylor • Tom Torluemke • Selina Trepp • Tricia van Eck • Amy Vogel • Philip von Zweck • Julie Weber • Frances Whitehead • Julian Williams • Jay Wolke • Sarah Beth Woods/Małgorzata Markiewicz • Derrick Woods-Morrow • Victor Yañez-Lazcano


We Are Not All That is Possible, video still, 2022

Kirsten Leenaars & Whitney Bradshaw: Embodiments in Time

Public (Virtual) Lecture, Tuesday, January 25th:


Zoom webinar.

When: Jan 25, 2022 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81446067630?pwd=MnBrVDJKR3lpNXhBUk1Wcmw0TnlkUT09

Passcode: 136618

Or One tap mobile :

US: +13017158592


In Body, Mind, Spirit: Embodiments in Time, Chicago-based artists Kirsten Leenaars and Whitney Bradshaw each show individual projects and their collaborative project: Revelations from the Archive - which mines the Saint Mary’s archive for representations of belonging, community, empowerment and activism. Questioning what these images and documents represent and subsequently what the absences in the archive reveal about what it means to be a student at Saint Mary’s. Through this research they try to make connections to the discussions that are happening right now, at campus and in society at large.


Leenaars worked with former and current Saint Mary’s students to create a multi-channel video work titled: We Are Not All That Is Possible (Portraits). Leenaars invited the young womxn to consider what a culture of belonging looks like and what this would mean to them?


Bradshaw’s OUTCRY series is an ongoing social practice project that provides a safe space for womxn to express feelings that have been silenced, or dismissed in our culture.


The connecting thread between Leenaars' and Bradshaw's projects and practices is that their work is underpinned by a strong desire for social change and creating space through their work for womxn to reclaim their voice, tell their stories, take up space and each offer a platform through their work for a multitude of voices and self-expression.


Department of Art

Saint Mary's College

226 Moreau Center for the Arts

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN 46556



Moreau Art Galleries at Saint Mary's College present:

Body, Mind, Spirit: Embodiments in Time

-- a collaborative project and gallery exhibition by Kirsten Leenaars and Whitney Bradshaw

January 10th – February 25th, 2022


In Body, Mind, Spirit: Embodiments in Time, Chicago-based artists Kirsten Leenaars and Whitney Bradshaw each show individual projects and their collaborative project: Revelations from the Archive - which mines the Saint Mary’s archive for representations of belonging, community, empowerment and activism. Questioning what these images and documents represent and subsequently what the absences in the archive reveal about what it means to be a student at Saint Mary’s. Through this research they try to make connections to the discussions that are happening right now, at campus and in society at large.


Leenaars worked with former and current Saint Mary’s students to create a multi-channel video work titled: We Are Not All That Is Possible (Portraits). Leenaars invited the young womxn to consider what a culture of belonging looks like and what this would mean to them?


Bradshaw’s OUTCRY series is an ongoing social practice project that provides a safe space for womxn to express feelings that have been silenced, or dismissed in our culture.


The connecting thread between Leenaars' and Bradshaw's projects and practices is that their work is underpinned by a strong desire for social change and creating space through their work for womxn to reclaim their voice, tell their stories, take up space and each offer a platform through their work for a multitude of voices and self-expression.


Saint Mary's College

226 Moreau Center for the Arts

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN 46556