Sheridyn Elaine Villarreal (they/them) is an art historian and independent curator. Originally from San Antonio, Texas, they are currently based in Chicago, Illinois.

Villarreal specializes in the fields of time-based art, new media, photography, and performance. Their research graviates towards artistic practices which subvert and complicate binaries through either conceptual or material interventions. Their recent projects have explored embodiment and gender performance in posthumanist aesthetics, memory and obsolescence, personal lexicons of diaspora, and the history of the “future” and its consequence on the present.

Villarreal currently serves as Exhibtions Associate to Wrightwood 659. Their past professional experience includes internships in the Department of Photo & Media at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Artpace, and as the 2022-23 Resident Curator at Elastic Arts.

Villarreal received their BA in Art History with a concentration in Modern and Contemporary Art from Columbia College Chicago in 2022.