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“Can I See Your ID?” Second Friday Art Show

May 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Come join amfm in our first Chicago event during Pilsen’s monthly Second Friday Art Walk!

One of the most fundamental needs we have in life is our sense of identity. How we define ourselves. As Descartes said, ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Our identity composes us of who we are as humans – personality, struggles, race, gender, sexuality. “Can I See Your ID?” is someone asking “Who are you?”

Artists will present their true identities to the world, exposing societal labels, daily struggles, talents, aspirations, and more. Society often likes to boil us down to small aspects of individual pieces of ourselves.

amfm will break these categorizing barriers by asking for pieces to represent the IDs of the following artists:

Sam Kirk

Barrett Keithley

Madhuri Manna Shukla

Chantala Kommanivanh

If someone were to ask if they could see your ID what would you want to show? What do you want people to see, or how do you think people will perceive you based upon what you “tell” or “show” them in showing them your ID? Can I See Your ID in a way is someone asking you who you are, how you either show yourself to the world, who you wish to be, or who the world sees you as.

About amfm:

amfm is a web magazine for the arts, music, and fashion currently based out of chicago, illinois. amfm seeks to promote established and up and coming artists and creatives in the arts, music and fashion spheres through the form of a q&a. each interview is like a conversation taking place entirely through the writtten word. all of the responses come directly from the artists in their own words, and in their own voices.

To learn more, please visit, and don’t forget to like amfm on Facebook and Instagram and twitter [@amfmag] to stay up-to-date on featured artists, exhibits, local concerts and more.

About Cultura in Pilsen:

The Chicago Latino cultural scene continues to grow in size and quality, and 1900 Carpenter Street is at the forefront of that growth. In what was the space of a single organization, Calles y Sueños, two organizations now meet to share this space, boost its activities and bring even more vitality to bilingual Latino cultural activities of the city. Cultura in Pilsen brings exhibitions, concerts, readings, performances, forums, workshops, courses, and more to the heart of Pilsen.

For more info, visit or visit their Facebook page.

About Chicago Arts District/2nd Fridays

The Chicago Arts District, formerly known as PilsenEast, encompasses several contiguous blocks of lofts, studios and retail spaces for artists, gallerists, and creative individuals. Every 2nd Friday of the month, the more than 30 galleries of the Chicago Arts District invite the public to

view new and exciting exhibitions. There is something for everyone in the Chicago Arts District, from the traditional mediums of painting, photography, and sculpture to avant garde fashion, installation and video art, just to name a few. For more info, please visit


May 8, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cultura in Pilsen
1900 S Carpenter
Chicago, IL United States



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