Make your Own Passport

Winter 2016

This exhibition asked young scholars to explore and question ideas of space, borders, and boundaries by learning about two contemporary artists Tintin Wulia and Mark Bradford. Both
of these artists re-examine and critique our understandings of maps and border politics.

Tintin Wulia is a contemporary Indonesian artist living in Australia whose work centers around ideas of borders and our national versus individual identities. Mark Bradford is a Los Angeles based mixed media artist most known for his large-scale mixed media collages using salvaged materials to create map-like abstractions.

Both artists create available assignments that were then interpreted by students of KIPP Chicago schools. These projects allowed students to begin to question and examine maps and borders on a macro and micro scale.

Come Visit Us

Admission is free for all ages. Donations are gladly accepted.


Monday – Friday | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday | By appointment only
Every second Friday of the month
6:00 to 10:00 PM


2007 S. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Located in the Pilsen Neighborhood on the southern border of the historic Chicago Arts District.

How to book a group tour

A one-hour tour includes a conversation around each art exhibit, a short video, and an activist button-making activity. We are a small, one-room museum inside the KIPP Chicago regional office, so we can only accommodate groups of 25 people or fewer. Students in grades K-12 are welcome! Email to schedule a tour.