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Meet the Curators CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) curatorial residency exhibition is curated by Fátima Ramírez, Mauricio Ramírez, and Josué Rojas, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) is a multidisciplinary traveling exhibition that centers U.S. Central American artists living in California as well as across the United States to examine their lived experiences in relation to the impact of mass migration, family separation, and the legacy of political action and solidarity with the people of Central America. As Salvadoran curators raised in the U.S. after our parents fled the Civil War, the curators draw inspiration from the 1984 Artist Call Against U.S. [...]

March 16, 2021|

Press Release: CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present) uplifts the legacy of Central American solidarity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present) uplifts the legacy of Central American solidarity Virtual opening, March 11, 6–8 PM PST Exhibition run, March 10–April 15, 2021 February 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts’ 11th Curatorial Residency season continues with CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present), launching Wednesday, March 10–April 15, 2021. Curated by Fátima Ramírez, Mauricio Ramírez, and Josué Rojas, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) is a multidisciplinary traveling exhibition that centers U.S. Central American artists living in California as well as across [...]

February 18, 2021|

Press Release: Curatorial Residents inspire action beyond the gallery walls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts 2020-2021 Curatorial Residents inspire action beyond the gallery walls Wednesday, June 24, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is excited to announce the eleventh season of the Curatorial Residency program. Designed to offer emerging to established curators tools to further their curatorial practice and explore timely social issues, SOMArts’ Curatorial Residents have transformed our large scale exhibition space into a site of collaborative creation and innovation for over 10 years. Awarded through an open submission process, this unique program is a year-long incubator for curatorial research, mentorship, planning, and [...]

June 24, 2020|

SOMArts' transforms passivity into action with Please Stand By

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts transforms passivity into action with Please Stand By fundraiser and digital event Please Stand By digital event, Saturday, June 20, 2020, 6:30 pm Wednesday, May 20, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts has launched Please Stand By, a donation campaign that culminates with a live streaming summer solstice celebration starring some of the Bay Area’s most innovative artists. Drawing inspiration from television signal interruptions, this campaign was launched in early May to demonstrate that Bay Area artists and arts advocates can stand together even as we must shelter apart, by [...]

May 20, 2020|

Press Release: Avant-drag trio Toxic Waste Face explore new possiblities of online performance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-only Avant-drag trio Toxic Waste Face discuss the possibilities of drag and performance online Monday, May 4, San Francisco, CA– SOMArts Cultural Center is partnering with mind melting, avant-drag performance trio Toxic Waste Face (TWF) for Digital Witness: Performance in the Era of Online-only on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 6pm. This free, online symposium features a panel of distinguished artists who have used online platforms to extend their creative practices into the digital space while forging new economies for performers. With nightlife [...]

May 4, 2020|

Press Release: Unbound Roots exhibition centers Black healing and wellness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager 415-863-1414 x103, [email protected] SOMArts Cultural Center presents Unbound Roots Opening reception, Thursday, March 12, 6–9pm Exhibition run, Thursday, March 12–Tuesday, April 21, 2020  February 12, 2020, San Francisco, CA–The third and final exhibition of SOMArts’ 2019–2020 Curatorial Residency Season, Unbound Roots, seeks to expand conversations on Black wellness practices as collective and personal preservation. Curated by Alie Jones and Toshia Christal, this multidisciplinary exhibition opens with a free, all ages reception on Thursday, March 12,6–9pm. A $4.2 trillion dollar industry, far surpassing both the pharmaceutical and diet industries, the wellness market has faced [...]

February 12, 2020|
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