Title/s: Photography Instructor
Office #: MUND 900
External Webpage: joshiradin.com
Joshi Radin is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and organizer based in Chicago. She is a member of and served three years as the program director for the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization’s (PERRO’s) grassroots education campaign for Illinois’ just energy transition programs, IL Solar for All.
She is the co-creator of Chemical (Re)Actions: On Environmental Struggles in Chicago, a platform for an artistic response to questions of ecology, equity, and industry in partnership with grassroots environmental justice organizations.
She was the recipient of a 2021 Kulturmittelstipendium fellowship from the Goethe-Institut Chicago, a 2020 Hatch Artist-in-Residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition, a 2019 writing fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, and a 2017 Dangler curatorial fellow in the Department of Photography at The Art Institute of Chicago.
Her essays have appeared in MUNTREF curatorial studies magazine, the Brill Critical Plant Studies Series, and Posthumanism in Art and Science: A Reader from Columbia University Press. She curated a 2022 exhibition for Loyola University’s teaching gallery, This Too Shall Pass, addressing material entanglements and shared futures. She has exhibited work in Chicago, New York, Boston, Prague, Varanasi, and Hiroshima.
She completed her MFA in Photography (2016) and MA in Visual and Critical Studies (2018) as a merit scholar and writing fellow at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She currently lectures in the Photography departments at Loyola University Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
M.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.A., Skidmore College.