• November 1–December 15, 2018

Chicago New Media 1973–1992

Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago

400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Sandin spiral

Dan Sandin, Tom DeFanti, and Mimi Shevitz, Spiral PTL, Video, 1980, Collection of the Video Data Bank.


Chicago New Media 1973–1992 seeks to illuminate the largely untold story of Chicago's role in the history of new media. Consisting of an exhibition, public program, and scholarly catalog, the project yields a new art historical understanding of the artists and organizations that contributed to digital art and technology in the latter half of the twentieth century.

The exhibition is curated by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Media and Animation, Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and organized by Video Game Art Gallery. Chicago New Media 1973–1992 will take place at the site of exhibition partner, Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago