Founded by Pedro Vélez and Michael Bulka in 1997, the FGA (aka Fucking Good Art) started as a poorly published Xerox zine and online site dedicated to drunken rants and art criticism --this was before the term "blog" even existed. In 2001, with the help of artist/curator Lena Kuffner, the FGA evolved into a curatorial effort housed in diverse venues between Chicago and Puerto Rico. By 2004 the FGA had a swell group of collaborators (working for free) organizing exhibitions developed specifically for the web, rental spaces, art fairs and sound compilations. Some of those you might have seen but weren't aware it was art...and we are never going to tell. By the way, that magazine from Europe that bears our name- in classic Impact font and raggedy look-they have our blessing.

For the record, here is a list of curators and collaborators of the FGA in the past 7 years: Gean Moreno, Gardy Pérez, Jorge Castro, Raimundo Figueroa and Arte Foundation, Walter Fernández, Mariel Alvarez, Nina Luis, Rebekah Rutkoff, Stefano Pasquini and Joseph Hardesty.

Comprehensive web site coming soon!

You can always contact us with complains at:
fgaspace@hotmail.com

a few FGA exhibitions, events and products

Great people the FGA has worked with...



Jay Heikes, Maria Alos, Javier Cambre, Juana Valdez, Stefano Pasquini, Omar Lopez-Chahoud, las Bukakees, Ozzie Forbes, Quintin Rivera-Toro, Ivelisse Jimenez, Jan Estep, Adam Scott, Marc Fischer, Richard Ashcroft, Cindy Loehr, Paul Druecke and Social Event Archive, Jenn Ramsey, Law Office
Macroporno, Gerald Davis, Nicholas Frank, Kirsten Stoltman, Shane Selzer, Un.Real, Rosemarie Fiore, Jennifer Schmidt, CAR, Kasarian Dane, Gean Moreno, Adelheid Mers, Nina Luis, Jessica Hutchins, Joseph Hardesty, Michael Linares, Bubu Negron, Jorge Zeno, Tormentula, Zac Lowing, Katy Fisher, Michael Bulka, Matt Hanner, Andy Hall, Ms. Hound.

Gardy Pérez, Cornucopia, Marcial Feliciano, Nicole Rodriguez, W & N, Herminio Rodruiguez, Jacob Marchosky, Scott Nedrelow, Felix Agosto, Dildo y Culo, Melanie Schiff, Maria Jahr, Photocopy Me, Jason Villegas, Melissa Shubeck, Rebekah Rutkoff,

Siebren Versteeg, Yuki Kimura, Pamela Jo Buchwald, Bani Abidi, Stephanie Diamond, Edra Soto, Lillian Yvonne, Joe del Pesco, Julia Hechtman, Matt Hanner, Angelica Negron, Sidney Croskery, Los Rodríguez, Cristina Tufino, Michelle Miner, Rogelio Báez, Luis Agosto, Rogelio Baez, John Neff, Critistina Tufino.

The Program: A show about judgement where the viewer controls the clicker




headquarters of FGA at 1707 West Division, 2001


The Program at TBA Exhibition Space, Chicago


A bit out of context: the Program at Hyde Park Art Center, 2009


invite to the Program, 2001


Menu for the Program with an essay by Marc Fischer