Raksha Thakur

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Writer

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Raksha Thakur is a writer, performer, and a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, currently based in Chicago. Her experience includes the roles of editorial assistant, writer, and associate editor.
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MA New Arts Journalism
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saic.edu
Blog Post
The Hairy Who? Still Fresh and Outrageous

The Art Newspaper, Time Out Chicago, Juxtapozand WTTW's Chicago Tonight have covered the Art Institute of Chicago's The Hairy Who? 1966–1969.

November 26th, 2019
saic.edu
Interview
Q&A with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Interview of alum Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, a film and video artist whose work was included in the Whitney Biennial 2017.

August 16th, 2018
saic.edu
Blog Post
The New York Times Covers Upcoming Charles White Retrospective at MoMA

An article about Charles White, as well as a review of a retrospective of his work at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which opened on October 7, and traveled from the Art Institute of Chicago where it was exhibited earlier in the year.

November 26th, 2019
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Blog Post
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Alum Emil Ferris won three Eisner Awards for her debut graphic novel .

October 11th, 2019
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Blog Post
Mesmerizing Journey: Hyperallergic Reviews Jodie Mack's The Grand Bizarre

Art blog Hyperallergic covered Jodie Mack's (MFA 2007) film The Grand Bizarre, which was recently screened at the New York Film Festival.

November 26th, 2019
fnewsmagazine.com
Article
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Strike Marches On

An article about the Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians strike against the decision to remove their preexisting defined benefit pension plan.

April 20th, 2019
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Blog Post
Richard Hunt to Sculpt Ida B. Wells Memorial

SAIC alum Richard Hunt has been chosen to sculpt the Ida B. Wells Memorial.

November 6th, 2019
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Blog Post
Alum and DJ, Asmara Profiled in LA Weekly

LA Weekly recently profiled alum Asma Maroof, better known as Asmara, solo artist, and one half of DJ-production duo Nguzunguzu.

November 26th, 2019
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Blog Post
SAIC Faculty Member and Alum Receive "Imagining Justice" Arts Grants

SAIC Assistant Professor Maria Gaspar and alum Laurie Jo Reynolds are recipients of the Art for Justice Fund's "Imagining Justice" Arts Grant, which "elevates ideas and stories about the injustice and inequity of mass incarceration."

November 1st, 2019
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Blog Post
Jeanne Gang's Venice Biennale Installation Confronts the Infrastructure of Slavery

Metropolis covered Studio Gang’s installation Stone Stories, helmed by Jeanne Gang (HON 2013) for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale’s US Pavilion exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship.

May 24th, 2018
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Blog Post
Nick Cave's Let Go Featured in the New York Times

The New York Times recently covered SAIC Professor Nick Cave's dance-based performance and installation Let Go.

November 6th, 2019
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Blog Post
Nuance and Powerful Statements: A Review of Dimensions of Citizenship

Curbed reviewed the US Pavilion's exhibition, Dimensions of Citizenship, at the Venice Architectural Biennale calling it "a masterstroke."

May 25th, 2018
saic.edu
Blog Post
Dread Scott and Ekene Ijeoma Contribute to New York Times Op-Ed about Aftermath of Confederate Statues

Alum Dread Scott and AIADO faculty Ekene Ijeoma have contributed to an op-ed in The New York Times titled Monuments for a New Era.

November 4th, 2019
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Blog Post
Immersive, Wild, and Irreverent: Chicago Magazine Reviews Hairy Who Exhibit

Chicago magazine reviewed the Art Institute of Chicago's Hairy Who: 1966–1969, a group show coinciding with 50th anniversary of the Chicago Imagist group the Hairy Who's last group exhibition at Hyde Park in 1968.

November 26th, 2019
saic.edu
Blog Post
New to Mia: Art From Chicago

Minneapolis Institute of Art's exhibition of art from Chicago titled opened on August 25 and features a roster of School of the Art Institute of Chicago alums and members of the Chicago Imagists.

January 6th, 2019
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Blog Post
Leonard Suryajaya and Derrick Woods-Morrow Receive 2018 Chicago Artadia Award

SAIC alumni Leonard Suryajaya and Derrick Woods-Morrow have both received the 2018 Chicago Artadia Award.

October 1st, 2019
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Blog Post
Jan Tichy and Jason Salavon among Four Artists to Make World's Largest Permanent Digital Art Installation for Art on theMART

Associate Professor of Photography Jan Tichy and Jason Salavon are among the four artists to be involved in a Riverwalk-facing video wall along the Merchandise Mart to be debuted on September 29 as part of Art on theMART's inaugural project.

November 4th, 2019
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Blog Post
PBS Newshour Reports on Trevor Paglen's Reflective Sculpture to Be Sent into Space

A PBS Newshour article details Trevor Paglen's 'Orbital Reflector', a sculpture to be launched into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California in mid-November.

October 22nd, 2019
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Blog Post
US Pavilion Is a Must-See at Venice Architecture Biennale

The US Pavilion's exhibition Dimensions of Citizenship was featured in a Domus article about noteworthy pavilions at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, which opened on May 26.

May 25th, 2018
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Ad/Promotional Copy
Glassmaking Goes Experimental

Professor Christine Tarkowski (Fiber and Material Studies) joined master glass artists Aaron Wolf-Boze, Pearl Dick, and assistant and alum Risa Recio of Firehouse Art Studios to teach the course Hot Projects: Glass Production Workshop.

August 10th, 2018
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