L. Williams
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Mark
L. Williams (b. Miami, FL) works within the in-between. They work with text, edible matter, microorganisms, video, and movement. 

Education            
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA in Studio Art/Art History, 2014

Central Saint Martins - University of the Arts London - Contemporary Art Seminar, 2011

Experience
Prairie Scent Collective - Chicago, IL; Member
January 2019 - present

cornerstore                                                                                     
Art Exhibition Space; Director and Founder
May 2015—April 2017

Group Exhibitions
2019
Fermenting Feminism, Access Gallery
Vancouver, BC, Canada

In the Receiving Room, Flood’s Hall
Chicago, IL

Trans Art Is: Love & Liberation, Andersonville Galleria
Chicago, IL

2018
2nd Biennial Scent Fair, Craft and Folk Art Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Fermenting Feminism (Hunter’s Moon), the Medical Museion & the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Copenhagen, DK

Flat Earth Film Club and The LungA Film Festival
SEYÐISFJÖRÐUR, Iceland

Curated Exhibitions
2016
God Gives Us Food, cornerstore
Chicago, IL

Here, cornerstore
Chicago, IL

Lay a Ghost, cornerstore
Chicago, IL

2015
Late November, cornerstore
Chicago, IL

2 Tambours, cornerstore
Chicago, IL

Workshops/Performances/Presentations
2019
Workshop: “Game Hacking - Eau Doom,” Fabrika Avtonomia; Sofia, Bulgaria

Presentation: “Emotional Bootcamp: Collaborative Practices,” Æther Sofia; Sofia, Bulgaria

Guest Lecture: “Thinking Together: Olfactory Art & Manifestos,” Olfactory Art course, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago, IL

Workshop: “Community Building Through Game Design,” Polsky Exchange & Weston Game Lab; Chicago, IL

Performance: “Speculative Fashion: Building New Worlds Through What We Wear,” NoNation Art Lab; Chicago, IL

Guest Lecture: “Comedy Game Projects,” Advanced Game Design course, DePaul University; Chicago, IL

Trainings
2020    
Honing Bodily Intuition with iele paloumpis, Movement Research Winter MELT, New York, NY

Residencies
2019
RadarSofia; Sofia, Bulgaria
Flood’s Hall; Chicago, IL

Publications
“fermenting archives: microbial matter as history holder,” in Lauren Fournier (ed.), fermenting feminism: hunter’s moon. Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology. (forthcoming 2020)

Press
Fleerackers, Alice “Features—Fermenting Feminism.” Art the Science Blog; October 2019.

Bulliqi, Eddie. “Institute of Olfaction’s Biennial Scent Fair.” Perfume & Flavorist; December 2018.

Cardoza, Kerry. “Jenn Smith and Bailey Scieszka.” Newcity; September 2016.

“5 Shows To See Now.” Newcity; September 2016.

“Top V. Weekend Picks (6/16-6/22).” Bad At Sports; June 2016.

Clarke, Chris. “Letter from Chicago: A Fucking Biennial.” Art Monthly; November 2015.