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Méthode Room | Chicago

Curated by independent curator Guillaume Désanges and organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago in partnership with many cultural institutions, Méthode Room is an international residency program that fosters French-American collaborations through cultural and civic engagement in the South Side of Chicago.

Building upon a 3 years pilot residencies initiated in 2015 between Rebuild Foundation, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago, Expo Chicago and the Institut français, Méthode Room is now a mobile residency. Each year, a French or Francophone artist is invited to stay in the South side for three months, each time in collaboration with different partners and institutions depending on the resident’s profile and project. The aim is to create an innovative platform for residency and production, deeply rooted in the richness and dynamism of the cultural ecosystem of the South Side, and more globally of Chicago.

After Xavier Wrona (2015), A people is missing (2016) and Julien Creuzet (2017), the writer and activist Peggy Pierrot is the Resident 2018 for a research project named Untold stories - conversations between the dead and the livings

The Méthode Room is a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago, conceived and curated by Guillaume Désanges (Work Method), and made possible thanks to the generous support of FACE in Chicago, a program of FACE Foundation.


  2018 | Peggy Pierrot
Untold stories - conversations between the dead and the livings
July 1st - September 30, 2018


  2017 | Julien Creuzet
 April 5 - May 26, 2017


  2016 | le peuple qui manque
Government of Times
November 15, 2015 – January 30, 2016


  2015 | Xavier Wrona
Georges Bataille, Architecture, Chicago and the World Order - An Essay on General Economy
August 15 – October 30, 2015


Guillaume Désanges

Guillaume Désanges is an independent curator and art critic. He is the founder and director of Work Method, a Paris based agency for artistic projects. He organizes international exhibitions projects and lectures. Since 2013, he is running the curatorial program of La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès in Bruxels. He also currently teaches at the School of Fine Arts of Lyon.