ICI-MHmonkeyhead8_logo-wWith Everything but the Monkey Head: theorizing arts untheorizable processes

With Everything But the Monkey Head is an ongoing, research project of the Institute of Cultural Inquiry that seeks to build a theory of studio-based research by examining twelve actual studio-based research projects undertaken at the ICI over its 25-year history. Together with the visual researchers who brought these projects to our spaces, their interlocutors, and our inquisitive public, we hope to create a treatise on various forms of visual research. 

 As we start to conceptualize a template for the project’s innovative catalog, we are aware of the multi-faceted and very unpredictable nature of artists’ research. In the months ahead we will brainstorm how to bring these processes and provocations to a book form. By Fall of 2017, we will embark on a final set of artist residencies and public exchanges before finalizing and sharing our insights with the public.

For more information about the Monkey Head project, please visit the main project page.




The ICI Library and display spaces currently feature Re-Evolution – A curated selection of books, items and ephemera from the Institute’s collections reflecting on conflict, rebellion, revolution and change. On Display thru July 31, 2017



With Everything but the Monkey Head VIII: Amy Kaczur, June 26 – July 1, 2017

Amy Kaczur returns to the ICI for a one week mini-residency where she will continue to work on her 2015 Visualist-in-Residence project Stitching Julia: installation for an imagined life and the persistence of inquiry.

Her stay will culminate in a public finissage on July 1, 2017 from 6-8pm.


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