Hours: Saturdays from 12 – 5pm and by appointment
Founded in 2010, ADDS DONNA functions as an experimental institution comprising 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.
Cine ADDS DONNA
Cine ADDS DONNA is a film theatre, located in Donna, Texas.
For its pilot season, Cine ADDS DONNA will be screening independent, foreign, and Mexican golden age films.
Alejandro Jiménez-Flores (florencio), 60 WRD/MIN, Lori Waxman, November, 2020
unsettled AT ADDS DONNA, DAILY LAZY, MAY, 2019
ZAKKIYYAH NAJEEBAH, NEWCITY, DECEMBER, 2018
MATT MORRIS AT ADDS DONNA, DAILY LAZY, APRIL 2108
RECOMMENDED: JOMO CHEATHAM, VISUAL ART SOURCE, MARCH 2018
GOOD FENCES MAKE BAD BANDAGES, JARED PACKARD AT ADDS DONNA, NEWCITY, JANUARY, 2018
NEWCITY’S TOP 5 OF EVERYTHING 2017: ART, NEWCITY, DECEMBER, 2017
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