Mariano Chavez

Upcoming:

MCA
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

The Long Dream
November 7- January 17

More info can be found here: THE LONG DREAM


Twinners expansive article up on Psychic Garden Magazine

PSYCHIC GARDEN


TWINNERS release today 10.10.2020 Deluxe hardcover book and 7" Vinyl
available for purchase on website


New album release today 10.1.2020

Boötes Void--more info on gallery post

album available on-- BOOMKAT




Teeth Agency on Stones Throw

My collaborative project 'Teeth Agency' with Jesse Hackett is now up on Stones Throw Records. See what we have been up to HERE



Metal Preyers Released on Nyege Nyege Tapes:

Boomkat Product Review:
Incredible album of ruffneck outernational soundsystem abstractions brought together by Uganda’s by-now infamously fecund Nyege Nyege crew; an impressionistic industrial/ambient soundtrack where chopped & screwed gristle meets ballistic singeli and mutant electro-acholi. If you’re into anything from King Midas Sound to classic Talking Heads, Nearly God and The WIld Bunch - this one’s a stone cold killer.

London’s Jesse Hackett and Chicago-based Mariano Chavez distill a wickedly sozzled, bleary impression of their time spent with Lord Tusk and a crack squad of Ugandan musicians in Kampala, 2019. Documenting the result of six weeks of making music, art and videos, and Waragi Gin-fuelled rides into the Kampala nightlife, their debut album features a full battery of traditional percussion and strings, plus the canny use of whistling and Lord Tusk’s rude sound system sensibilities, serving a triple AAA-rated trip that lures listeners into their intoxicated/intoxicating state of mind and effectively conveys the experience of a jag deep into the belly of Uganda’s thrilling, sprawling capital city at a major crossroads of East and Central Africa.

It’s not the first time Jesse Hackett has worked with Ugandan musicians - his 2017 album ‘Ennanga Vision’ saw him teamed with electro-acholi stars Otim Alpha, Geoffrey Opiyo Twongweno, and Albert Bisaso Ssempeke - however the vibe this time is more psychedelic in a road-level, grimy and noisy style thanks to the expanded platte of inputs, including an all-star Ugandan roll call of Otim Alpha, multi-instrumentalist Lawrence Okello, percussionist Omutaba, and Rian Treanor-collaborator Ocen, all girded by the vital ruggedness of London underground don, Lord Tusk.

In their pair of ‘Dream Sequence’ suites the album freewheels with delirious style, from mechanically musical drones in the title track to a quietly febrile conclusion recalling Craig Leon’s ‘Nommos’. Bouts of melodically stressed noise give way to Gin-steeped sing-song, chunks of chopped & screwed gristle, and dizzy clusters of Singeli-esque rhythm in a stop/start, unpredictable manner that sounds like nobody else right now. DJs will find ways of working this material into sets, although the album is really best downed in one for a vividly soundtrack-like experience that recalls the thrills and spills of a Safdie Bros flick, but set in Uganda, effectively throwing listeners head first into the thick of Kampala’s nightlife.

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Ed Paschke Art Center

Ouroboros September 8 - December 15

Ed Paschke Art Center

5415 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60630

Mariano Chavez Ouroboros at Ed Paschke Art Center



Marinaro Gallery
Cheeky: Summer Butts June 29 - August 3, 2018

organized by Anthony Iacono and Peter LaBier

1 Oliver Street New York, NY 10038


Dia De Muertos: A Spiritual Legacy

Veliz
National Museum of Mexican Art

Opening reception on Friday, September 21, 2018 6pm to 8:30pm
Exhibition continues through December 9


OUT HOUSE

NEW BOOK NEW SOUND

Working on finalizing an exciting new book / sound collaborative project with producer /musician Jesse Hackett

release date soon to be announced early 2018



Upcoming Exhibition

Scout
New Work
5221 N Clark Street

Opening October Friday 13th 6-9pm.

Soccer Club Club
Deep Cuts
June 25-July 21

www.soccerclubclub.com/


Carrie Secrist Gallery
Visible and Permanent
March 17—April 29, 2017

www.secristgallery.com/exhibitions/2017…

Books!

Ten titles out now: Channeling, DUMP issues 1 and 2, Doctonrunner 5 and many more. Check them out with the link below.

www.blurb.com/user/AGC916

and

www.blurb.com/user/marihondo



2016

(upcoming)

April 22- June15th
'Things'
Curated by Becca Mann
The Soccer Club Club
2923 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago, IL 60641
:www.soccerclubclub.com/

catalog available here: www.dragcity.com/products/things-catalog




Solo Show
'Black'
AdventureLand Gallery
1513 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
'Black'
May 6th

Present Standard

January 30-April 24 2016
Chicago Cultural Center 1st Floor Galleries
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Present Standard Reviews

Chicago Tonight PBS

:www.chicagotribune.com/ct-present-stand…

www.artforum.com/picks/id=58692

2015

Review:
UICA shows us how to take art collecting to the next level
by Rick Beerhorst
:therapidian.org/uica-shows-us-how-take-…


January 22- February 15

John Molloy Gallery 'Transfigurations' Featured at Metro Curates (Metropolitan Pavilion) January 22-25 Opening January 21st 6-9
125 West 18th Street, New York

Also Showing at John Molloy Gallery
49 E 78th St., Suite 2B New York, NY 10075 Jan 22- Feb 15
:www.johnmolloygallery.com/mariano-chave…

2015 March 14- May 15

Power Objects: The Future Has a Primitive Heart
The Josh Rogers + Lesley Weisenbacher Collection Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts 2 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49503

:www.uica.org/calendar/power-objects?rq=…

2014

NEWS: November 15th Buying Friends Ryan Kortman Collection Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts 2 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49503

:www.uica.org/calendar/buying-friends

NEWS: (May 15 - June 14, 2014) Stolen Property @ John Molloy Gallery 49 E 78th St., Suite 2B New York, NY 10075

:www.johnmolloygallery.com/tony-fitzpatr…

NEWS: Western Exhibitions
'Head'
January 31-March 8th
845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
:www.westernexhibitions.com/future/index…

NEWS: "Gowanus Ballroom"
This Particular Patch
January 17- February 2
55 9th St, New York, NY 11231
:gowanusballroom.com/

NEWS: Februrary 8th Open Source Gallery Curated by Fuse Works
Some Assembly Required
306 17th street, between 5th and 6th ave Brooklyn, NY 11215

NEWS: Why Marriage (Book Release)
The Darst Center
2834 South Normal Avenue Chicago, IL 60616
Saturday February 22 2014 6 to 10pm



2013

NEWS: Interview with Tony Fitzpatrick and artist (part II) for La Luz de Jesus show for Bureau of Arts and Culture :www.bureauofartsandculture.com/ART--TON…

NEWS: July 21 2013 Cultural Conversations 'Catalogs' @ High Concept Laboratories highconceptlaboratories.org/cultural-co…

NEWS: Feature on Nothing Major
:nothingmajor.com/features/46-mariano-ch…

NEWS: "Little Man Pee Pool Party" Curated by Paul Nudd @ (((antena))) gallery Chicago October 11, 2013

NEWS: Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection features 'Twinners'
:vimeo.com/theschoolofart/review/6626986…

NEWS: New piece out on Chicago Gallery News (Chicago’s Young Artists What does
the future hold?) by Kevin Nance networkedblogs.com/Kz8r6

NEWS: The Bus: 27 Hooligans from Chitown (curated by Tony Fitzpatrick)
A show of 25 artist from Chicago at La Luz De Jesus Gallery opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 8-11 pm 4633 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 666-7667

NEWS: Solo Show Crosses, Diamonds, and Monsters @ Adventure Land Gallery October 5th 7-10 1513 N. Western Ave. Chicago IL, 60622


NEWS: Just opened today 'Thanks For Sharing' Curated by Jen Lopez @ MOPA mopaonline.com/content/VID3.html