CV

Gnat Rosa Madrid

 

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL

 

Grants/ Scholarships/ Awards

Merit Scholarship Recipient SAIC 2009-2013

Point Scholarship for LGBT Scholars Recipient 2010-2013

Leora Comer Pogue Scholarship Recipient for Fashion Emphasis of study in Fashion Design and Accessory Design 2009

Excellence in Student Leadership Award and Grant (2012 + 2013)

The Walk Scholarship (exact name?)  (sophomore level) 2010

The Walk Scholarship Fellowship 2013

CFDA: Council of Fashion Designers of America CFDA+ alumni

Critical Fierceness Grant from Chances Dances 2013

Windy City Times LGBTQ 30 under 30- Chicago 2018

 

Volunteer Experience

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Student Education Network (GLSEN)  with planning events in Pittsburgh, PA. ­2008-2009

Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Pittsburgh: leading discussion groups ­ 2008-2009

Queers & Allies Student Group at The School of the  Art Institute, Leader 2010-2013

 

Exhibitions

Sung Ho Gallery, Chicago, IL — March 2010 ­ Group exhibition project: “FOREVER(21)” curated by Hiba Ali

Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago IL— May 2010 ­ Student exhibition project: “ArtBash” curated by the SAIC First Year Program

Pentagon Gallery, Chicago IL – November 2010 ­ Group exhibition project: “Access” curated by Hina Ali and Vincent Urbie

Siragusa Gallery, Chicago IL— December 2010 ­ Group exhibition project: “Re:Mix” curated by Allison Jones

Ox­Bow Print Shop Gallery, Saugatuck, MI— January 2011 ­ Class exhibition project: “Getting Busy” curated by Sarah Rafferty and Paula Wilson

Perficalsense Studio, Evanston, IL— February 2011 ‐ Group exhibition project: “That’s Funny” curated by Talya Modlin

The Attic [2.0], Chicago, IL – May 2011 ­ Group exhibition project: “Out of the Closet and Into the Attic” curated by  Natalie Madrid

The Walk Fashion Show, Chicago IL- April 2010 Student Showcase  (Sophomore year) “The Walk” curated by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Department

The Walk Fashion Show, Chicago IL- April 2011  Student Showcase (Junior year)“The Walk” curated by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Department

The Walk Fashion Show, Chicago IL- April 2013 Student Showcase (Senior/ Thesis Collection)  “The Walk” curated by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Fashion Department

SAIC Window Gallery / Nieman Center, Chicago IL-- March 2013  NUNO Fabrics in collaboration with Tess Olsen, curated by Fashion Department

Redfish Factory, Antwerp, Belgium- July 2012  Group Exhibition project: “NU_FASHION” curated by Anke Loh

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts- New York Fashion Week- Elle Magazine, New York, NY- September 2013 Group Exhibition fashion show “Elle Fashion Next” curated by Elle Magazine

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago IL  December 2013 Group Exhibition “Summoning a New Queer Reality” as part of the MCA First Fridays Series. Curated by Chances Dances

Livewire Lounge, Chicago, IL -- April 2014  Group Exhibition “A Date with the Night Fashion Show” curated by Erin Englerth

Phresh Produce Pop-Up Shop and Gallery, NYC  May 2014- Group Exhibition “Phresh Produce” curated my Michael Burk

Gray Center Lab at the University of Chicago Midway Studios, Chicago IL- September 2015 Group Exhibition as a part of PLATFORMS: 10 Years of Chances Dances “In a Plain Brown Wrapper” curated by Oli Rodriguez

MOMA PS1 + AllgoldNYC, NY--February 2015 “LEON x LACTIC Thank You Party & Presentation” Curated by LACTIC and Leon Finley

Faber & Faber Gallery, Chicago IL- September 2016- in collaboration with Brandon Seckler “NAME HERE” curated by Kirk Faber

Gallery 400, Chicago IL- October 2015 “WERQ: Embodying Queer Spirit” Fashion Exhibition alongside Rebirth Garments and Kang Mankey- curated by Jaclyn Carmen Guerrero and Chances Dances

DURO #13 feat. GNAT Fashion Show- Berlin Nightclub- October 2016

LVL 3 Gallery, Chicago IL- May 2017 “LTD Wear2” curated by Vincent Uribe and Tusk

Revival Chicago, Chicago IL- December 2017 “Shop Sensual” Group Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop curated by Chelsea Ross and Kristen Kaza

Soho House Chicago, Chicago IL- February 2018 “Shop Sensual” Group Exhibition and Pop-Up Shop, curated by Chelsea Ross

Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL- GNAT Fashion Show alongside An Authentic Skidmark and Rebirth Garments "Contextualizing Contemporary Queer Fashion" March 22, 2018 curated by OUT at CHM with Andie Meadows  

 

Artist Talks & Panels

The Point Foundation Conference, Los Angeles July 2015

CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES:

RESEARCH STUDIO II - ALTERNATIVE SEX EDUCATION FOR ARTISTS- Artist Talk guided by Daniel Ludeke. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, February 2018

Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL- GNAT Fashion Panel, moderated by Kelly Reddy-Best with Jojo Baby, Ciera McKissick, Sky Cubacub and Kaleigh Moinihan. "Contextualizing Contemporary Queer Fashion" March 22, 2018 curated by OUT at CHM with Andie Meadows

Soho House Chicago “CHicago Style: How to Design an Inclusive Space” Moderated by Liz Weck with Kisira Hill and Ollie

LATITUDE Chicago, Body Talk: A panel Hosted by Amina Ross with Marcela Torres and Cameron Clayborn- June 2018

 


 

Boutique Stocklists

Kokorokoko Vintage- Chicago IL 2013-Present

Please- Brooklyn, NY 2015-Present

Early to Bed- Chicago,IL 2016- Present


 

Event Hosting and Production

VENUS ENVY- The Bijou Theatre- Chicago- Feb 14 2015

AREA 69- Exit Nightclub- Chicago- March 2015

RE-UP Pop-Up Shop- Rodan Chicago- Chicago- April 2015

Playing Games- Wang’s- Chicago - May 2015

Neon Dreams- 3 Walls Gallery- Chicago- May 2015

Fabitat- Door No. 3- Chicago Feb 2016

DURO #6 - Berlin Nightclub- Chicago March 2016

CHISME con DURO- Humboldt Park- Chicago IL March 2016

Soft Leather- Evil Olive- Chicago March 2016

LQQKS: April Showers- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago April 2016

Soft Leather- Evil Olive- Chicago April 2016

DURO #7 Featuring The Chanels- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago April 2017

Femme’s Room- Berlin Nightclub May 2016

DURO #8 feat. The Chanels- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago May 2017

FKA: Formerly Known As- Big Chicks- Chicago May 2016

Deep Dish- Berlin Nightclub- June 2016

DURO #9 Feat. Toyota Corona- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago June 2017

Pero Like… Jungle Juice- East Room- Chicago June 2016

Juice- The Annoyance Theatre- Chicago June 2016

It Presents: Readers Digest- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago June 2016

Femme’s Room- Berlin Nightclub- July 2016

DURO #10 feat. The Lady Ivory- Berlin Nightclub- July 2016

DURO #11 feat. Jordy Marilyn- Berlin Nightclub- August 2016

Kim Ann Foxman/ Eris Drew- SmartBar Chicago-September 2016

DURO #12 feat. Petty Crocker- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago September 2016

DURO #13 feat. GNAT Fashion Show- Berlin Nightclub- October 2016

DURO #14 feat DARKDYNAZTY- Berlin Nightclub- November 2016

FKA: DURO x JAI HO Takeover Anniversary Party- Big Chicks- Chicago December 2016

DURO #15 Glitter Kinkcenera feat. Juice Box- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago December 2016

It Presents: Toys R She- The Annoyance Theatre- Chicago 2016

Ho HO House- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago 2016

DURO #16 feat. Bambi Banks- Berlin Nightclub- January 2017

It Presents: The Zodiac- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago January 2017

Femme’s Room feat. Shaun J Wright and Jordy Marilyn- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago Feb 2017

DURO #17 feat. Toyota Corona & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago Feb 2017

DURO #18 feat. London Jace & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago March 2017

DURO #19 feat. Mykki Mirij & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago April 2017

DURO #20 feat. Irregular Girl & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago May 2017

CHISME: Tejano Brunch & Dance Party feat. MISSTWINKUSA and Cqqchifruit- May 2017

Acid Dreams: Queer IML w/ Femme’s Room- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago June 2016

Red Light Special: IML- GMAN Tavern- Chicago May 2016

DURO #21 feat. Sufridxs & Dyke March Collective & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago June 2017

It Presents: Journey to the Center of Pride- The Annoyance Theatre- Chicago June 2017

GNAT x DURO Mercado- Andersonville- Chicago June 2017

DURO #22 feat. Naomi Ninja & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago July 2017

DURO #23 feat. Imp Queen + Galia Basail & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago August 2017

DURO Presenta: Petty Crocker & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago August 2017

Queens on Wheels feat. Femme’s Room- Chicago Athletic Association- Chicago Sept 2017

DURO #24 feat. Lila Martinez & Face Tatt & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago September 2017

DURO Presenta: London Jade & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago September 2017

DURO 2 Anos Aniversario (#25) Feat. Mister Wallace, Thair, KDRIZZ & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago October 2017

DURO Presenta: Tenderoni, Tere Tita & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago October 2017

Femme’s Room feat. Gavin Rayna Russom- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago November 2017

DURO # 26 feat. Lucy Stoole & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago November 2017

DURO Presenta: Dutchesz Gemini & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago Nov 2017

Femme’s Room feat. Shaun J Wright, Jeez Louise- Berlin Nightclub- December 2017

DURO #27 feat. Holiday Mercado: Pinche Alvarito, Mano y Metal, GNAT, La Tiendita, La Carnalita & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago December 2017

DURO Presenta: Mane & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago December 2017

Femme’s Room feat. Hiroko Yamamura, Alex White- Berlin Nightclub January 2018

DURO #28 feat. Vivian Velvet-Doom & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago January 2018

DURO Presenta: Thair & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago January 2018

RUMORS: My Petty Valentine- East Room- Chicago February 2018

Femme’s Room feat. Imp Queen- Berlin Nightclub February 2018

DURO #29 feat. Cherry Chan & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago February 2018

DURO Presenta: Darling Shear & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago February 2018

DURO #30 feat. Las Topo Chicas & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub March 2018

Pala + Femme's Room Presents: Daphne feat. DJ Holographic and La Spacer- Smartbar Chicago- March 2018

DURO #31 feat. Coco Iman & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago April 2018

Femme’s Room feat.Rae Chardonnay/ Kat Sass/ Lucky Stiff- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago April 2018

DURO #32 feat. The Wife of Wrath & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub May 2018

Femme’s Room feat. Ariel Zetina- Berlin Nightclub Chicago May 2018

DURO: Diva Latina Ivy Queen- Berlin Nightclub Chicago May 2018

MOIST: A Femme AF IML After Party feat. Styling by GNAT- Berlin Nightclub May Chicago 2018

Femme’s Room feat. DJ Heather- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago June 2018

DURO FEST feat. London Jade/ Femme Fatale/ P.King/ MLX/ Las Topo Chicas & Bebidas with Bae- Berlin Nightclub- Chicago June 2018

OUT at CHM: Queer Expressions in Public Spaces GNAT Pop-Up Shop. Produced my Andie Meadows- Center on Halsted Chicago June 2018

Peach Party: CommuniTea Games- CHicago Athletic Association Hotel Game Room- Chicago June 2018

DURO at Junipero Disco feat. Delicate Doll/ Coco Iman/ Logan Zass- Emporium Popups Chicago- June 2018

Swoon Pride Edition: GNAT Pop Up SHop- The Burlington Chicago June 2018

GreenHouse QueenHouse- GNAT Gogo dancers and Styling- The Annoyance Theatre- June 2018


Sponsoring and Product Appearances

Pink and White Productions- 10th Anniversary Party- Oakland, CA   August 2015

CLAW- Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers- Chicago, IL  January 2016

Transparent- Amazon Production TV Show, March 2016