For his tenure as this season’s Scholar-in-Residence at High Concept Laboratories, Patrick Bobilin will generate a series of essays and discussions with HCL artists-in residence. Each text will consider each artist’s practice as a regional, even subconsciously geographically specific production. Bobilin’s essays will weave interviews and criticism with his current research that broadly touches on regionalism,
High Concept Laboratories will be the base from which he will conduct interviews and research for the series, tentatively titled “#artworldproblems.” The series will continue Bobilin’s research and practice in the cultivation of local critical art dialects found in both metropolitan and rural environments of production as related to economic, academic and cultural theory/practice.
Patrick Bobilin is an artist, critic, musician and curator from New York and currently based in Chicago. His various practices weave folk and pop culture with contemporary academic discourse. Bobilin’s curatorial and installation practices often involve site-specific experiential time-based work.
After receiving his BA from Hampshire College (2008), he received his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2011) followed by MA studies at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (2012).
He is the former director and co-curator of Noble & Superior Projects and is currently developing an experimental curatorial program based in Chicago.