Fontaine Capel, 2020
Fontaine Capel is a New York City born-and-based interdisciplinary artist, facilitator, and educator. Capel has presented performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago, and the Jewish Museum; has exhibited work at galleries and project spaces in the U.S. and abroad; has attended residencies at Residencia Corazón (La Plata, Argentina), ACRE, and the Chicago Artists Coalition; and has been awarded international travel grants, including a fellowship from the Cuba One Foundation.
Capel has led and collaborated on many public projects, including founding alternative art spaces Hume Chicago and Sill Space Projects, and co-organizing the Art + Value Conversation Series. Capel moderated and contributed to panel discussions at museums, conferences, and artist-run spaces. As a teaching artist, Capel worked with students at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Marwen, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Whether alone in the studio or in collaboration on a project, Capel works to make space for the overlooked and undervalued.