THE MISSION presents: THE SUB-MISSION, an alternative installation project space dedicated to the development of artists living and working in Chicago.

Located below the main gallery, THE SUB-MISSION is a natural progression toward fulfilling our mission statement. Specifically, THE SUB-MISSION was created to showcase local artists, foster the investigation of new ideas and artistic processes, and facilitate an exchange between artists and the artistic community.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Saturday August 30, 2014

To be considered, please submit an application in one PDF or Word document to THE SUB-MISSION is accepting electronic applications only.

Click Here to Download the Application Guidelines

THE MISSION is pleased to welcome the 2015 selection committee:

Adam Brooks, Chicago-based artist, curator, and educator; Professor of Fine Art at Columbia College Chicago; co-founder of Industry of the Ordinary

Robyn Farrell, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago

Scott Hunter, Chicago-based collector and independent curator; Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, University of Chicago

Thea Liberty Nichols, Chicago-based curator and writer

Previous selection committee members: Lisa Dorin, Michelle Grabner, Tempestt Hazel, Megha Ralapati, John Sparagana, Lauren Weinberg, Robin Dluzen, Allison Grant, Jason Lazarus and Duncan MacKenzie


Taylor Hokanson : Palimpsest

Sep 12 – Oct 25, 2014 CURRENT

Megan Stroech : We Tried That One Time

Jun 27 – Aug 16, 2014

Kasia Ozga : Land Grab

May 2 – Jun 14, 2014

To Win and To Hold

Liz Ensz, Jeremiah Jones

Jan 10 – Feb 22, 2014

Kristina Paabus : a box for each of us

Nov 15 – Dec 21, 2013