A new exhibition venue on the South Side of Chicago, Stony Island Arts Bank offers both an international platform for contemporary art and a cultural space for the local community. The building was formerly a bank, and its refurbishment and programming were launched by the Rebuild Foundation under the direction of artist Theaster Gates. The public opening of Stony Island Arts Bank and its inaugural exhibition were part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial city-wide program.
A site-specific installation commissioned for the Chicago Architecture Biennial by Portuguese artist Carlos Bunga was on view October 3, 2015 – January 27, 2016. A design proposal by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo was on view through January 3, 2016.