Lilli Carré


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s Campus

Free and open to the public. Registration is highly encouraged.

Online registration for this event is now closed but seats are still available. Please join us and register at the door.


Lilli Carré’s lecture, titled Ghost in a Loop, will center on the trajectory of her animated work and aspects of her practice that explore the interplay between the physical and virtual self. During her talk, she will also discuss how the history and structure of animation influence her thinking. Often employing the form of a loop, both narratively and structurally, her films complicate the linearity of time and the freedom of an animated body. In addition to animation, her interdisciplinary practice includes comics, ceramic sculpture, games, and drawing. She will discuss her need to cycle through different forms, as well as how these varied methods can both influence and haunt each other.


Lilli Carré currently lives and works in Chicago. Her animated films have shown in festivals throughout the United States and abroad, including the Sundance Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Animator Festival Poznan Poland, The Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Festival Rotterdam, and the Punto y Raya Film Festival. In 2010, she co-founded the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, which is held annually in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City, with additional curated programs presented internationally throughout the year. Her comics and illustration work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Best American Comics, and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Solo exhibitions of her drawing, animation, and sculpture work have shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Western Exhibitions, and the Columbus Museum of Art. She has an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Learn more about Carré at


The artist will also be participating in the following events with RMCAD students, faculty, and staff:

Next Day Q+A with Lilli Carré

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and artist Lilli Carré for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss the ideas presented in the previous night’s lecture and a place to further engage with our special guest.

Studio Visits with Lilli Carré

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Thursday, March 22, 2018
Various Times

Lilli Carré will conduct one-on-one, 30-minute studio visits on with RMCAD students. All RMCAD students from all academic departments are welcome to participate. You do not need to have a studio in Spivak to participate.

To reserve a spot for this special opportunity RMCAD students are required to submit the following to by Friday, March 9th, 2018:

1. Name
2. Academic Department
3. Phone Number
4. Top three studio visit time slots
5. A short paragraph (3-4 sentences) stating your interest in participating in this event.
6. Do you have a studio in Spivak? Which one? (you are not required to have a studio to participate).

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

10:20 – 10:50 a.m. Studio visit #1
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Studio visit #2
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Studio Visit #3
1:40 – 2:10 p.m. Studio Visit #4
2:20 – 2:50 p.m. Studio Visit #5
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Studio Visit #6
3:40 – 4:10 p.m. Studio Visit #7

Thursday, March 22, 2018

9:40 – 10:10 a.m. Studio visit #8
10:20 – 10:50 a.m. Studio visit #9
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Studio visit #10

The VASD Program Committee will review submissions and selected students will be notified by Tuesday, March 13, 2018.