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Christopher Meerdo is a Chicago based artist who grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Lithuania. Meerdo’s work was recently featured in a year-long solo exhibition at the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh. He was an artist in residence at the SIM Program in Reykjavik, Iceland and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Meerdo received his MFA in Photography from the University of Illinois at Chicago and until recently, was teaching at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago but was recently appointed tenure track Assistant Professor of Photography and New Media at the University of North Texas. Recent exhibitions include Exgirlfriend (Berlin); The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago); Bureau Europa (Maastricht), Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam), and The National Gallery of Kosovo (Pristina). In the last month Meerdo opened shows at Kunstfestival Watou, Belgium, and Forum Triangulare in the Aspremont-Lynden Castle in Lanaken, Belgium. He is represented by Document Gallery in Chicago. Meerdo was most recently a fellow the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands for the 2018-2019 program.