Civic Practice Artist
Frances Whitehead is a civic practice artist bringing the methods, mindsets, and strategies of contemporary art practice to the process of shaping the future city. Connecting emerging art practices, the discourses around culturally informed sustainability, and new concepts of heritage and remediation, she develops strategies to deploy knowledge of artists and change agents asking, What do Artists Know? Whitehead has worked professionally as an artist since the mid 1980’s and has worked collaboratively as Art Etal Studio since 2001. She is Professor of Sculpture + Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.