Contemporary Art in the Americas Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas
Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox

Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox

Curated by Dexter Wimberly and Larry Ossei-Mensah

Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, California, USA 05/08/2019 – 08/11/2019

“Those alive to ever-present signifiers of enslavement and colonialism have to look no further than the average bottle of rum. For the labels either contain supposedly comforting artistic renderings of benevolent plantation scenes, or these labels boldly and proudly declare that the product has a centuries-old manufacturing pedigree. We don’t have to do much speculating

Firelei Báez, How to slip out of your body quietly (2018). Acrylic and oil on paper. Collection of Alyssa and Gregory Shannon Angel Otero, Veranda (Sca02), (2013). Fired Steel and glazed porcelain. Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupi Firelei Báez, Love that does not choose you (Collapse the rooms and structures that depend on you to hold

Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite

Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite

Pio Abad

KADIST San Francisco, California, USA 06/05/2019 – 08/10/2019

Culminating his residency at KADIST San Francisco, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite is Pio Abad’s first solo exhibition in the United States. The newly commissioned body of work draws from multiple histories of exile, resistance, and displacement from the ’70s and ’80s that brought Filipinos to California, home to one of the largest diasporas of

Pio Abad, a selection from the series Untitled (Bolerium) (2019). Digital photocopies. Image courtesy of KADIST Pio Abad, Kiss the Hand You Cannot Bite (2019). Cast concrete. Photo by Jeff Warrin Pio Abad, For Gene (2019), For Silme (2019). Acrylic on canvas. Photo by Jeff Warrin Culminating his residency at KADIST San Francisco, Kiss the

The Feminist School of Painting The Feminist School of Painting

The Feminist School of Painting

Ad Minoliti

KADIST San Francisco, California, USA 10/03/2018 – 12/15/2018

The Feminist School of Painting is a solo exhibition by Ad Minoliti. Culminating her residency at KADIST, the project transforms the galleries into an active classroom with new murals of vibrant silhouettes of animals, landscapes, and geometrical forms. Reimagining the structure of an art school, Minoliti collaborates with a group of Bay Area artists, scholars,

Ad Minoliti, Amigxs, 2018 Digital postcard. Courtesy of KADIST Ad Minoliti, Installation view of Dollhouse, 2018, at Peres Projects, Berlin. Courtesy of KADIST Ad Minoliti, PLAY C, 2016. Digital collage on canvas, 100 x 140cm. Courtesy of KADIST The Feminist School of Painting is a solo exhibition by Ad Minoliti. Culminating her residency at KADIST, the project

Somewhere in Between

Somewhere in Between

David Shrobe

Jenkins Johnson Gallery San Francisco, California, USA 09/22/2018 – 10/27/2018

Jenkins Johnson presents Somewhere in Between, an exhibition of new works by New York based visual artist and painter David Shrobe. He creates paintings and assemblages from repurposed, unconventional, or found materials. Shrobe’s first West Coast solo exhibition is on view through October 27, 2018. Somewhere in Between gives us windows and portals, as the

David Shrobe, Cross-Over, 2018. Acrylic, ink, and fabric on canvas. 34 x 27 inches. Somewhere in Between, Installation view at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. Photo courtesy of Jenkins Johnson Gallery David Shrobe, Night Vision, 2018. Oil, acrylic, graphite, paper, canvas, vinyl, and fabric. 60 x 49 x 2 inches. Somewhere in Between, Installation View at Jenkins Johnson Gallery. Photo courtesy

See You on the Flipside

See You on the Flipside

Rebekah Goldstein

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions San Francisco, California, USA 09/08/2018 – 10/27/2018

CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions presents its third solo exhibition of new work by Rebekah Goldstein. See You on the Flipside marks a continued evolution of the artist’s signature lines, shapes, and gravity-challenging spatial treatment. In this exhibition Goldstein hones in on the tension between her two and three dimensional work, linking them conceptually with brand new shaped canvas

Rebekah Goldstein. See You on the Flipside. CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. San Francisco, California. Photo by Phillip Maisel Rebekah Goldstein. See You on the Flipside. CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. San Francisco, California. Photo by Phillip Maisel Rebekah Goldstein. See You on the Flipside. CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions. San Francisco, California. Photo by John Wilson White

Trials in Ancient Technologies

Trials in Ancient Technologies

Gala Porras-Kim

Headlands Center for the Arts San Francisco, USA 07/15/2018 – 08/23/2018

Known for work that mines linguistics and history, Los Angeles–based Artist in Residence Gala Porras-Kim creates formally beautiful, conceptually rigorous projects, often inventing new forms based on fragments of ancient artifacts. While in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Porras-Kim has been investigating ancient methodologies of decay and documentation, bringing relief to their residual

Gala Porras-Kim: Trials in Ancient Technologies at Headlands Center for the Arts; photo: Henrik Kam Gala Porras-Kim: Trials in Ancient Technologies at Headlands Center for the Arts: Mesoamerican Negative Space 4, 2018; photo: Henrik Kam Gala Porras-Kim: Trials in Ancient Technologies at Headlands Center for the Arts: Ring Mountain PCNs, 2018; photo: Henrik Kam Known for

New Investigations in Collective Form New Investigations in Collective Form

New Investigations in Collective Form

The Open Workshop

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 03/29/2018 – 07/29/2018

For the third installment of The City Initiative, which highlights architects, designers, planners, and artists creating provocative work in urban environments, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) features The Open Workshop, a Bay Area design research office founded by architect and urban designer Neeraj Bhatia that focuses on the relationship between territory, form, and

The Open Workshop, Field of Representation, 2018, installation view, The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2018. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photograph by Charlie Villyard The Open Workshop, Collections of New Worlds, 2018, installation view, The Open Workshop: New Investigations in Collective Form,

Prussian Blue Prussian Blue

Prussian Blue

Yishai Jusidman

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) San Francisco, California, USA 12/01/2017 – 03/25/2018

The Los Angeles–based Mexican painter Yishai Jusidman has an uncanny gift for conjuring naturalistic depictions that probe visual perception and the ethics of representation. YBCA showcases for the first time in the United States the acclaimed exhibition Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, originally organized by the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) in Mexico City. The featured paintings

Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian Blue, installation view, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Photographs by Charlie Villyard Yishai Jusidman: Prussian

The Third Muslim The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim

Co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed

SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco, California USA 01/25/2018 – 02/22/2018

SOMArts Cultural Center presents The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience co-curated by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The second exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition centers artists whose identities as queer, trans*, gender non-conforming and Muslim have consistently pushed them to the margins of

Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, 2018. Photo Credit: Chani Bockwinkel. Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center Group show. Exhibition view of The Third Muslim, SOMArts

VECINOS VECINOS

VECINOS

Eduardo Sarabia, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico, Gwladys Alonzo

CULT San Francisco, USA 10/27/2017 – 01/20/2018

VECINOS features five prominent artists living and working in Mexico: Eduardo Sarabia, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico and Gwladys Alonzo. Aged between 26 and 45, they represent different career points within a new generation emerging from Mexico and gaining notoriety in international circles. Most established are Gonzalo Lebrija and Eduardo Sarabia each of whom

Gwladys Alonzo, Cynthia Gutierrez, Gonzalo Lebrija, Gabriel Rico, Eduardo Sarabia. Installation view of VECINOS, CULT, San Francisco, 2017. Courtesy of CULT Gabriel Rico, Merde, 2012, Ceramic and 24-karat gold and platinum paint, 120 x 20 x 6 cm / 47.2 x 7.8 x 2.3 inches, Edition: unique (from a series of 6 unique works). Courtesy