Quinn Koeneman is a Writer, Drawer, and Social Artist. All of his work relates to social dynamics. Koeneman was born in the suburbs of The Windy City and grew up in the cornfields of rural Illinois. He is a student currently living in Chicago, and will be graduating from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2016 with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Koeneman has done work with Whole House Reuse in New Zealand, and shows in Chicago with the Trialhood collective, but has also worked with Indi Go Gallery in Champaign. While Koeneman eschews the term “Social Practice” he is often inspired by the works of people like Rirkrit Tiravanija, as well as conceptual artists like Ian Wilson or Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Koeneman also works as an advocate for autistic rights, and incorporates neurodiversity into his Social Art. In His free time, Koeneman sits perfectly still, staring at a blank wall as if someone had flipped an off switch. He does not sleep.
Articles by Quinn Koeneman
By Quinn Koeneman on May 10, 2016There’s a term I’ve used a few times in my columns, “The Mask.” It’s something central to the autistic identity, something understood in the LGBTQ movement, commonly known as ‘The Closet,’ and a part of black culture in America, often described as ‘Acting White,’ but not discussed enough in the world of autism. People need […]
By Quinn Koeneman on April 20, 2016Trigger Warning: This article discusses depression and suicide at length. Do not read it if you are easily triggered by such subjects. Do not let your children read this if they are too young. A friend of mine jumped off her roof last week. Her name was Zara. She was a painter. She wasn’t autistic, […]
By Quinn Koeneman on April 5, 2016I don’t remember how we got there, except that it had come after several bonding sessions, nights drunk on each other’s companionship, telling truths that we kept close to our chest. Utterly remarkable, watching a friendship grow, but simultaneously banal; it was like any other day. All that matters for this story is that we […]
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Location: Chicago, IL