2900 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Amir Berbić’s graphic design work explores place identity, three-dimensional typography and design pedagogy. He is a frequent collaborator with cultural organizations, arts institutions and publishers. Berbić is Associate Professor and Chair of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He served as Acting Director of the UIC School of Design and is currently Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the UIC College of Architecture, Design and the Arts.
Born in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Berbić immigrated to Chicago in the 1990s, where he completed his design education and began a career in editorial design and independent publishing. He holds a BFA in graphic design from UIC and an MFA in visual communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Prior to joining UIC in 2014, Amir taught design at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates; while in this role, he examined branding campaigns for Dubai’s architectural developments. Amir’s work has been featured in numerous academic and professional publications, conferences, and exhibitions including Visual Communication, Design Issues, Print, ICOGRADA, AIGA Design Educators Conference, TypeCon, Society of Typographic Arts, and Salone del Mobile in Milan. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The galleries will reopen to the public with new works on April 16th. We will be limiting gallery capacity to 16 people at a time. SPACES is located close to the 26, 76, and 81 bus stops, as well as the Red Line Rapid station. Street parking is available throughout Hingetown, as are bike racks. We are wheelchair accessible throughout the galleries.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12PM-5PM.
Your safety is our top priority. In keeping with health advisories and with respect for the health and safety of our staff and visitors, we require that staff and visitors wear a mask at all times, use the available hand sanitizer upon entry, and practice social distancing in the space.
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