Contemporary art | Performance | New Media

Developing exhibitions with compelling installations, cutting edge technology, participatory art, and educational content.

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Performances for the Hole

a marathon of artistic moments

No New Idols International Performance Art Festival    No New Idols launches May 25th – June 1 as a program of the Sculpture Quadrennial Riga. As the festival curator, the artistic selections reframe performance art as time-based sculpture and highlight ancient/modern rituals as a way to build communities of healing, resistance, and reinvention.  Featured artists include Ron Athey, Nao Bustamante, Guillermo Gómez-Peña/La Pocha Nosta, VestAndPage, Francesca Rolla, Esther Baker-Tarapaga, Michael Fliri, Gundega Evelone, Anda Lace, Red Culebra (Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez), Hermes Pittakos, Federica Dauri, Lisa Stertz, Elizabete Balcus and more.  Image credit:  Molt by Hermes Pittakos

No New Idols
International Performance Art Festival

No New Idols launches May 25th – June 1 as a program of the Sculpture Quadrennial Riga. As the festival curator, the artistic selections reframe performance art as time-based sculpture and highlight ancient/modern rituals as a way to build communities of healing, resistance, and reinvention.

Featured artists include Ron Athey, Nao Bustamante, Guillermo Gómez-Peña/La Pocha Nosta, VestAndPage, Francesca Rolla, Esther Baker-Tarapaga, Michael Fliri, Gundega Evelone, Anda Lace, Red Culebra (Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez), Hermes Pittakos, Federica Dauri, Lisa Stertz, Elizabete Balcus and more.

Image credit: Moltby Hermes Pittakos

Our Bones are made of starlight

In partnership with 1A Space, Hong Kong, China

All Good Things…

Ephemeral objects and installations at SOMArts Cultural Center

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.

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Electronic Pacific

Transpacific digital communication in art with Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai China and SOMArts Cultural Center

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

New media artists explore the self through identity construction at SOMArts Cultural Center

Seeking civilization

Artist maps and cartographic constructions at Gallery Wendi Norris

Electronic Pacific

Transpacific digital communication in art with Fei Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai China and SOMArts Cultural Center

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.

Its all a blur

The complication of “American Values” in an era of global migration and identity at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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I Am Crime:

art on the edge of law

Art that renders the artist criminal either by accident or by design at SOMArts Cultural Center

Night light

An annual multimedia garden party at SOMArts Cultural Center

 
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Murphy and Cadogan award exhibition

annual Murphy and Cadogan Award exhibition with the San Francisco Foundation.

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

A social practice and populist exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

Soundscapes

Artist designed sonic installation 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.