Our exhibitions are a vital part to our mission. We hope to find artists who not only identify with madness, or adjacent identities, but who challenge us to consider many aspects of our shared human conditions.



Dust Beneath Snow

Dust Beneath Snow addresses errors and oddities within one’s perceptions of the world. These perceptions come from a neglectful relationship with the artist’s parents, a transitory relationship to both Korean and Chinese culture, and finding their own identity among states of confusion and stress. They find themselves compelled to attempt to arrange everything into a rigid formula that nests in a system, one that can be understood, if only to themselves. Disability has placed them in repeated attempts to comprehend, causing further distortions. Their artwork addresses these errors, highlighting undefinable dissociative feelings and allowing space to be confused. Displaced objects offer us our own chance to feel disconnected, but simultaneously struggle to find continuity and purpose.

Current Exhibition

March 8th thru April 30th


by appointment


Meghann Sottile

Meghann Sottile will be exhibiting an array of works, from sculpture to artist book. More information about this exhibition will be made available soon. 


Opening reception September 13th 2024 - 5-9pm


This exhibition will contain a history of Chicago asylum history, along side ten visual artists and ten poets responding to notions of incarceration. 


This exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Hyde Park Art Center's Artists Run Chicago grant. 


Opening Reception Nov. 8th 5-9pm

November and December 2024

Previous Exhibitions

JJ McLuckie


JJ's exhibition "Tunnels" was the inaugural exhibition at PRESS HERE and consisted of paintings by the artist as well as a unique mural painted in the exhibition space. JJ's artwork explores many topics, some of which include queer identity, eroticism, and madness.


October and November 2022

Hel Martinez

The Passion of Sergius and Bacchus

Hel offered a performance art event titled "The Passion of Sergius and Bacchus" which they described as a "performance based on the tale of two Christian martyred saints from the 4th century. It is a call to reclaim the queerness erased from Catholicism and a reminder that its roots lie in the strength of the oppressed." 

November 11, 2022

Clarisse Casalino

Pill Bottles Make Terrible Roller Skates

"Pill Bottles Make Terrible Roller Skates" was a series of collages by the artist which explored pharmacology, feminism, and madness. 

February and March 2023

Isabelle Rizo

Madness and Mysticism

Isabelle’s first exhibition with The Center for Mad Culture was a series of watercolor works which examine meaning making through representations of madness and mysticism. As a Romanian political refugee, Isabelle explored connections to her culture and what it means “to navigate being American in Romania and Romanian in America?”

Isabelle's publication "Beyond the Cape of Dracula: Demystifying Transylvania" is available in the Center's library!

April and May 2023

Not Art Therapy 

Sandie Yi and Katie O'Neill

Sandie Yi and Katie O'neill will host a collaborative exhibition which asks us to consider the ways we see and discuss disability artwork most frequently as therapeutic instead of culturally important and viable. 

October thru December 2023 


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