EXHIBITIONS PRESENTED BY SFAA
June 2023, SFAA Instagram
Feeling nostalgic for those days of paint-splattered jeans, sketch-filled notebooks, day and night spent in Chestnut campus and Fort Mason? We sure are, and we've got a fun little project brewing that we're super excited about! Dig out that old Student, Faculty or Staff ID - you know, the one where your hair was that crazy color or you were rocking those vintage glasses. 🕶️
November 2022, SFAA INSTAGRAM
Onward is how we move forward from the past. Onward is how we push past our limits. In the wake of SFAI's closure we've all had to consider how we move onward and forward. We've also had to move onward from the feelings , sickness, and strife during this unprecedented pandemic and figure out what's in store for our future. Some have pivoted to new vocations, friendships, and ways of being. Others have stagnated and feel lost unable to move forward.
Saturday, August 20, 2022, 5-9pm PDT
SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) is delighted to announce the following selected artists to be featured in High Beams #6: Convoy at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver on Saturday, August 20, 2022, 5–9pm.
This summer’s High Beams exhibition is the first to take place outside of California featuring a selection of artists from the diverse community of SFAA in collaboration with dozens of artist collectives traveling across the country to convene in Denver. Selected works for the one-day exhibition will be showcased at RMCAD as well as on SFAA’s Instagram page.
June 16 – July 18, 2022 at The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Earth system has now entered the Anthropocene, a geological age in which plantation monocultures, pollution, and industrial-scale resource extraction are damaging or destroying vital ecological systems on which the planet and its biological diversity depend. Globally dominant modes of human existence are driving us towards ecological collapse. Due to our ethically untenable relationship to nature, the Earth System is in crisis. Moreover, large numbers of people who have done nothing to cause this crisis are most exposed to its consequences. Many come from cultural traditions that enrich and perpetuate healthy biodiversity as the means to ensure mutual ﬂourishing. These Indigenous ‘wisdom traditions’ are widely recognised for their sustainable world views and sophisticated understanding of our interdependence within the Earth System.
From this perspective, MINE: What is Ours in the Wake of Extraction seeks to amplify Indigenous worldviews speciﬁcally as they pertain to land relationship and sustainability by presenting art works that render the impact of extractive industries on Indigenous communities. In this light, the artworks will also critique collectivist vs individualistic perspectives and practices of environmental stewardship.
November 29, 2021,1-8pm, EST at Miami Beach
In conjunction with opening day of Untitled Art Miami Beach 2021, SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) presents a media based project curated by artist and San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) professor Tony Labat highlighting the work of contemporary alumni from the San Francisco Art Institute. For our participation in this year’s Untitled’s Special Projects under the guidance of Artistic Director Omar López-Chahoud, Tony invited Ana Teresa Fernández, Whitney Lynn, and Kit Radford, and Minoosh Zomorodinia to feature their work along side a juried group submitted video work from our broader SFAI Alumni community. This second SFAA annual Three Turns project, Three Turns Miami, stems from the concept initiated in 2020 on the historic tower of the San Francisco Art Institute, that engaged projected artworks in order to provide viewers with different entry points, prompting a deeper exploration into the individual works itself.
Saturday-Sunday, October 30 - 31, 2021, 8-10pm PDT
SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) is very pleased to participate as an artist collective in this large public art exhibition organized by High Beams called Night Moves, in partnership with Bendix Building.
High Beams is a series of one-night outdoor exhibitions that began in September 2020 on the rooftop of a parking garage in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. SFAA is thrilled to be part of the High Beams #5 as one of the prominent artist collectives from all around the US.
The event will be held on the lower tier roof top (11th floor) of Bendix Building at 1200 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
Saturday, July 17, 2021, Noon-3pm PDT
SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) is very pleased to participate as an artist collective in this large public art exhibition organized by High Beams called Ultra!, sponsored by the city of Torrance and Torrance Art Museum (TAM).
High Beams is a series of one-night outdoor exhibitions that began in September 2020 on the rooftop of a parking garage in Los Angeles’ Fashion District. As part of a larger festival called Ultra!, which is sponsored by the Torrance Art Museum and the city of Torrance, SFAA is thrilled to be part of the High Beams #4 as one of 16 prominent artist collectives from around Los Angeles, Northern California, and Colorado including longtime participants, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Durden and Ray, and Last Ditch, as well as SFAA newcomers along with MOTOR, Hyperlink, and La Backyard.
The event will be held in the overflow parking lot behind the Torrance Art Museum. The Main Gallery will also feature additional works by some of the Ultra! artists.
June, 2021 SFAA INSTAGRAM
SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) was seeking submissions of image and video based works by SFAI alumni for the SF Artists Alumni’s exhibition project Labor and Immigration. This exhibition will take place over two months on the SFAA Instagram Exhibitions Platform @sfartistsalumni, starting in May and continuing through late June. Five of the participating artists will be invited to speak about their work in more depth in an open Zoom platform talk discussion moderated by SFAA Exhibitions & Program Lead Beth Davila Waldman. All participating artists will be encouraged to attend and participate in a lively discussion surrounding this project.
March, 2021 SFAA INSTAGRAM
SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) has launched an online project, an original idea by Francisco Pinheiro, our Alumni Liaison for Portugal, about rivers and waterways seen as the “veins” of our plane.
We encouraged our community to share photos and videos of the rivers and waterways where our alums are living and delve deeper into thinking about the idea of environmental sustainability, communal systems & transit, sustainable materials usage & symbols of connectivity.
January 22, 23 and 24, 2021 SFAI TOWER + ONLINE
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) proudly present Three Turns, a juried exhibition of video works by SFAI alumni artists. Featuring 26 artists, Three Turns stems from the concept that engaging artworks provide a viewer with three different entry points, prompting a deeper exploration into the work itself. Projected on the historic SFAI Tower at 800 Chestnut Street, which houses the Institution’s 150 year old archive, Three Turns will echo the notion of traveling three turns in time and space by showing the selected alumni video works on the Tower in dialogue with video works selected from the SFAI archive.
Each night, each rotation of works will be looped, and the evening will include brief programming highlighting artists and jurors participating in the exhibition.