Sara Schnadt
Sara Schnadt

Sara Schnadt is Director of Communications and Outreach at 18th Street Arts Center. She is an arts administrator, technologist, curator and artist. Sara is a curator for, and co-founded the IN>TIME Performance Series in Chicago, and is co-founder and was previously Chief Technologist for Chicago Artists Resource website at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. She has also served on the Artists’ Advisory Board for the Chicago Artists Coalition, the planning Committee for Carnegie Mellon University’s Technology in the Arts Conference, as Marketing Co-Chair for Illinois Arts Alliance’s One State Together in the Arts Conference, as a founding member of Chicago’s SpareRoom Performance Collective, and as co-chair for the Chicago chapter of Upgrade!, an international network of new media artists.

In her art practice she works in new media, installation and performance art. Recent shows include: 12×12: New Artists New Work and Without You I Am Nothing: Interactions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Upgrade! Beyond Borders at UNESP Gallery Sao Paulo, Brazil; and the Busan Biennial in South Korea.

Recent Articles
Dissecting Oppression: The Evocative Work of Leander Djønne
Dissecting Oppression: The Evocative Work of Leander Djønne
18th Street Arts Center Artist in Residence Leander Djønne's work reflects his interest in the socio-economic power struggles that occur in industrial cities.
An Artist for President: An Interview with Susanna Bixby Dakin
An Artist for President: An Interview with Susanna Bixby Dakin
Working at the nexus of feminism and performance art, Susanna Bixby Dakin ran independently for the presidency of the United States in 1984 during a year-long, durational piece called An Artist for President.
Sounds in Oaxacalifornia: Gala Porras-Kim Investigates Indigenous Tones
Sounds in Oaxacalifornia: Gala Porras-Kim Investigates Indigenous Tones
Gala Porras-Kim's exhibition "Prospecting Notes About Sounds," currently on view at 18th Street Arts Center, researches Zapotec culture, its tonal language, and the variations of dialects contained within Oaxaca.
Tim Portlock's Chronicles of De-Industrialization
Tim Portlock's Chronicles of De-Industrialization
Tim Portlock uses a range of digital media platforms to investigate the social and economic impact of America's rapid de-industrialization.
The Gender Battles of Alexandra Croitoru
The Gender Battles of Alexandra Croitoru
Romanian artist Alexandra Croitoru's work seeks to expose and challenge sociological, geo-political and gender power structures in present-day Romania.
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