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3252 W. North Avenue

Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5pm and by appointment

addsdonna@gmail.com

About 

Founded in 2010, ADDS DONNA functions as an experimental institution comprehending an exhibition space, an artist collective, and an on-going study group program.

Each exhibition is approached in the spirit of collaboration, offering artists the opportunity to realize experimental projects while nurturing and extending our own curatorial initiatives. Adds Donna has worked with national and international spaces, including Essex Flowers, New York, NY; SWDZ, Vienna, Austria; Trinity College, Palos Heights, IL; Half/Dozen, Portland, OR, among others. Since 2012, AD has fostered an international collaboration and exchange between artists in Vienna, Austria and Chicago that continues today.

In addition to exhibitions, ADDS DONNA hosts a variety of auxiliary activities to complement the ideas afloat in the gallery. Independent study groups ranging in topic from Ancient Greek philosophy and literature to science fiction extend critical debate relevant to what is happening in the gallery and our contemporary moment at large. ADDS DONNA has also hosted a series of experimental sound performances, lectures, and film screenings that extend the scope of exhibition programming and provide an interesting overlapping of cultural disciplines concurrent with the AD focus on context and inquiry.

Artist-run Exchange Program

Press

LET THERE BE LIGHT AT ADDS DONNA GALLERY, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, SEPTEMBER 2017

ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ-FLORES, ARTVIEWER, FEBRUARY, 2017

ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ-FLORES, NEWCITY, FEBRUARY, 2017

ALEXIS PETROFF, ART IN AMERICA, FEBRUARY 2014

ALEX JOVANOVICH, ADDS DONNA, ARTFORUM, MAY 2013

THE ART OF ENDURING: AN INTERVIEW WITH CUPOLA BOBBER  ART: 21 BLOG, FEBRUARY 2012

TOP 5 OF EVERYTHING 2011, TOP 5 EXHIBITIONS OF 2011, MARK BOOTH  NEWCITY, DECEMBER 2011

WISH YOU WERE HERE AT ADDS DONNA  TIME OUT CHICAGO, DECEMBER 2011

REVIEW: WISH YOU WERE HERE/ADDS DONNA  NEWCITY, DECEMBER 2011

STRETCHING MATERIALITY  ART SLANT, JULY 2011

(RECOMMENDED PICK OF THE WEEK) REVIEW: MARK BOOTH/ADDS DONNA NEWCITY, MAY 2011

THINKING THROUGH MARK BOOTH’S SHOW AT ADDS DONNA  LANTERN DAILY, APRIL 2011

BALLOONS IN THE SEA: MARK BOOTH AT ADDS DONNA  BAD AT SPORTS, APRIL 2011

EYE LEVEL: ADDS DONNA’S BLACK MOON AT HALF/DOZEN  ULTRA, APRIL 2011

AT THE CENTER: AN INTERVIEW WITH BRANDON ALVENDIA  ART: 21 BLOG, JANUARY 2011

TOP 5 OF EVERYTHING 2010, TOP 5 NEW ART SPACES  NEW CITY ART, DECEMBER 2010

ORNAMENT AND CRIME (AND CRIME) BY BRANDON ALVENDIA  ART TALK CHICAGO, DECEMBER 2010

WHAT WE DO IS (UNINTENTIONALLY) SECRET  GAPERS BLOCK, OCTOBER 2010

PORTRAIT OF THE GALLERY: ADDS DONNA  NEW CITY ART, OCTOBER 2010

DONNAS

JESUS GONZALEZ FLORES
XAVIER JIMENEZ
JUSTIN JACKSON
JEROME ACKS , Director
KAYLEE RAE WYANT , Director
HOLLY MURKERSON , Director
ALEJANDRO JIMENEZ
MICHAEL MILANO
LAURA MACKIN
RYAN RICHEY
DANIEL G. BAIRD
SAM JAFFE, Director
ROBERT CHASE HEISHMAN, Director
ERIK WENZEL, Director

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