Curation

specializing in Time-based art, performance and community engagement

Our curatorial vision involves facilitating the development of exhibitions layered with interactive engagement activities, participatory art installations and educational content/public programs.

All Good Things... group exhibition featuring (from left to right) Heather Sparks, Christine Elfman, Berndnault Smilde, and Michael Zheng.

All Good Things... group exhibition featuring (from left to right) Heather Sparks, Christine Elfman, Berndnault Smilde, and Michael Zheng.

CAS seeks to explore the critical issues of our time curating from a diverse range of artists across the spectrum of age, race and gender identity. Often focusing on contemporary art relating to immigrant artists or those identifying with diasporic or oppressed communities, CAS sees art as a tool for empowerment, for promoting equity, and establishing access to resources and perspectives withheld from minority communities.

Installation by JD Beltran and Scott Minneman as part of Electronic Pacific.

Installation by JD Beltran and Scott Minneman as part of Electronic Pacific.

Collective Action Studio has expertise in exhibition design, installation management, authoring text, and all aspects of curatorial practice for nonprofit, educational and commercial enterprises. Experience ranges from curating monthly exhibitions at major cultural establishments to selecting work for art fairs, public programs, special commissions and festivals. 

Projected Personae featuring Heather Cassils, Krisztina Lazar, and Pamela Z. 

Projected Personae featuring Heather Cassils, Krisztina Lazar, and Pamela Z. 

Seeking Civilization curated with Gallery Wendi Norris featuring (left to right) Miguel Angel Rios, Adrien Segal, Michael Arcega and Val Britton. 

Seeking Civilization curated with Gallery Wendi Norris featuring (left to right) Miguel Angel Rios, Adrien Segal, Michael Arcega and Val Britton. 

Group exhibition Electronic Pacific at Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China. 

Group exhibition Electronic Pacific at Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai, China. 

Seeking Civilization with Gallery Wendi Norris featuring (left to right) Omar Mismar, Taraneh Hemami, and Guillermo Galindo. 

Seeking Civilization with Gallery Wendi Norris featuring (left to right) Omar Mismar, Taraneh Hemami, and Guillermo Galindo. 

Tony Labat at Pacific Northwest College of Art's It's All A Blur, a part of the Portland Time Based Arts Festival. 

Tony Labat at Pacific Northwest College of Art's It's All A Blur, a part of the Portland Time Based Arts Festival. 

Group exhibition I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law.

Group exhibition I Am Crime: Art on the Edge of Law.

Eric Staller's Light Car at Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party

Eric Staller's Light Car at Night Light: Multimedia Garden Party

 
Murphy and Cadogan Award Exhibition with the San Francisco Foundation, featuring Li Ma in foreground. 

Murphy and Cadogan Award Exhibition with the San Francisco Foundation, featuring Li Ma in foreground. 

Mary Franck and Kadet Kuhne presenting Carapace

Mary Franck and Kadet Kuhne presenting Carapace

Jacqueline Gordon and Laetitia Sonami in Electronic Pacific.

Jacqueline Gordon and Laetitia Sonami in Electronic Pacific.

Crowd at 100 Performances for the Hole

Crowd at 100 Performances for the Hole

Allison Wyper's 4 minutes of Hate at the 100 Performances for the Hole.

Allison Wyper's 4 minutes of Hate at the 100 Performances for the Hole.

Unlandscape at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History featuring Tra Bouscaren and Jeremy Morgan. 

Unlandscape at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History featuring Tra Bouscaren and Jeremy Morgan. 

Everybody's Ocean at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and HIstory, a mega-democratic group exhibition adopting the salon style for a sense of inundation. 

Everybody's Ocean at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and HIstory, a mega-democratic group exhibition adopting the salon style for a sense of inundation. 

Visual scores by Guillermo Galindo being activated by guitarist Henry Kaiser as part of the exhibition Site-Sound at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Visual scores by Guillermo Galindo being activated by guitarist Henry Kaiser as part of the exhibition Site-Sound at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Installation of historic archives from University of California Santa Cruz redesigned as an installation. 

Installation of historic archives from University of California Santa Cruz redesigned as an installation. 

Ghost Shows with Tra Bouscaren at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.

Ghost Shows with Tra Bouscaren at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.