Enrique Morales

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Chicago, IL

Enrique Morales is an artist, curator, researcher, educator, and arts administrator. He views all facets as integral to his creative practice. As an artist, he is installation and lens-based while simultaneously immersed in his social practice. As a researcher, his focus is cultural policy, with an emphasis on the art and sports industries. As an educator, his approach is to enhance critical and creative thinking, using questioning and listening as pedagogical tools. As an arts administrator and cofounder of the Northwest Arts Connection, a nonprofit arts organization in Chicago, his commitment to building community through the arts includes broadening the scope of what our civic, cultural infrastructure can be. He sees his work in arts administration as an extension of his creative practice of and in public space. Additionally, he makes time for tennis, film, and nature. He holds a BA in Political Science and Visual Arts from the University of Chicago and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Practice from the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Chicago.

“Part of my platform is to decentralize the dominant Latine narrative in the US, away from Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban stories, to focus on the array of Central and South American cultures, not to divide us, but to bring visibility to the diversity that exists!”