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MCA Live
E-Dogz, The Citric Benevolence Cartel

Tue, May 6, 2014, 6–8 pm


E-Dogz is artist and chef Eric May’s mobile culinary community center for the preservation of street food in Chicago. For this Tuesday Evening, May hosts an event that considers food as a catalyst for social interaction while exploring the political implications of eating. Specifically, he examines the current state of the Mexican lime crop.

About the Artist

Eric May grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, within striking distance of both decent taco joints and wooded ravines alike. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute (2000) and an MFA from Northwestern University (2011). Since 2000, he has been the chef at the idyllic summer arts program, Ox-Bow, in Western Michigan. His interest in community organizing let him to open a small nonprofit art center, Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center, in 2006. Always pursuing an inroad for food discourse in the contemporary art conversation, he runs a theoretical food truck called E-Dogz and a monthly collaborative dining situation, The Piranha Club. He has hosted happenings and exhibited ephemeral objects at the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri; Iceberg Projects; the DePaul Art Museum; and the Hyde Park Art Center, among others.