A pop-up gallery where art meets interactive technology

Hosted by 1871 May 2nd, 2018


Rendr is a new popup art show in Chicago featuring cutting-edge immersive technology. Its aim is to bring you closer than ever before to understanding what it means to experience reality in a world that is increasingly virtual.

Through Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Projection Mapping, Haptics, and other technologies, this exhibit will allow you to explore your senses and dive into an experience to reconsider your conceptions of what is and isn’t “real.”


Chris Collins


Chris Collins is an artist based in Chicago where he is a lecturer at The School of the Art Institute. He is infinitely fascinated in networked technologies as a cultural force, and as a site of many inherent contradictions: a place of beauty and banality, of empowerment and surveillance, of connection and commodification. Chris’s work sits at this intersection, attempting to find poetry, humor, and logic from within this awkward squirm of digital culture.

Caleb Foss


Caleb Foss combines a spectrum of old and new media devices with a focus on how their mechanics reflect and impact social and political structures. Drawing from a fascination with amusement park rides and magic tricks, these projects take an imaginative approach to everyday technologies.

Chris Reeves


Chris Reeves is an art historian, artist, and writer. His work often looks at the attempts and effects of social and collaborative turns in art historical moments ca. 1950-today. He is one half of the artists' book imprint Thingstead, and the coordinator of "Expanded Art History for Plants," a series of art historical lectures to be held in greenhouses. He is currently working on a book about the world's worst orchestra while working towards a phd in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Zach Scott


Zach Scott is a new media artist based in Chicago. He incorporates elements of randomization, loops, and chance composition to create endless websites, light installations, videos, and animations. He is interested in the boundaries between participation and spectatorship.

Lauren Sudbrink


Lauren C. Sudbrink lives and works in Chicago. Her work is at the intersection of performance, photography, and sculpture, investigating the ways and forms in which the social apparatus affects the body. She received her BFA from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2009, and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015.

Reality Bytes


Reality Bytes is an immersive tech agency that provides VR, AR, and 360 services for education, entertainment, and enterprise. Their one-stop-shop guides you from an introduction to the technology through its successful deployment into your needs.


Would you like to sponsor a future pop-up?

Rendr is actively seeking sponsors to help fund our not-for-profit events. All sponsors will receive recognition via the website, and substantial donors will receive consideration on posters and marketing materials. For more information about how you or your business can contribute, please email amy@rendrpopup.com.