Freedom Dreams was a 2015 collaboration between PNAP and the Social Justice Initiative at UIC that made connections between artists in and outside of prison. Chicago-area artists were commissioned to respond to writing developed by men in PNAP’s “Freedom Dreams” cultural studies class at Stateville Prison taught by Alice Kim. Together, their writings and artworks—ranging from print and sculpture to photography and collage—urged the public to reconsider, rethink, and reimagine what freedom means, especially in the context of an ever-growing prison nation. The show was co-curated by Alice Kim, Ivan Arenas, and Sarah Ross.
2016; Social Justice Initiative Pop-up Art Space, Chicago
Abdul Malik Muhammad
Cairá Lee Conner
Derrick “Ricky” Echols
Dustin Sherwood Clay