Visitors enjoy the 2011 MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Winery SF on Treasure Island.

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 6:00pm
SFAI Rooftop Amphitheater
Free and Open to the Public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

In two movements, Carolina Caycedo invites us to explore the inner and outer spaces of our bodies, our neighbors, and our locales. She begins inside, examining with a microscope the group's cheek cells, blood drops, saliva, skin, and hair, and asking questions about what we can see under the lens and what we want to remain invisible. Moving outside, to a group of telescopes, we'll explore landmarks and limits in three locales: the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park; SFMOMA in downtown San Francisco; and the San Francisco Art Institute's Chestnut Street Campus. Conducting a kind of interior and exterior check-up, Caycedo lets us consider physical and social systems eluding our sight.

Friday, December 7, 2012, Time TBD
California Academy of Sciences

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11 am - 3:00 pm
SFMOMA, Rooftop Garden

Monday, December 10, 2012, 6 pm
San Francisco Art Institute

Caycedo appears at SFAI as part of the performance series for "Here, There, and Elsewhere," a festival held in conjunction with two SFMOMA exhibitions: Six Lines of Flight and South Africa in Apartheid and After. Together, the exhibitions and the festival explore a collection of stories about art-making in under-recognized places within the global art economy.

For more information about the dates and times of these events, please visit:

About the Artist
Caycedo's projects set-up alternative economies and new types of exchange between local communities and the seemingly global art world. In street actions, marches, barters, and banners, her works picture people and the social forms that surround, displace, or capture them. In her piece Eres Caleño? (Are you from Cali?), from III Festival de Performance de Cali (October 30, 1999), Caycedo interviewed native residents about their neighborhoods, the post-drug cartel cityscape, and their favorite and least favorite things about Cali. The recorded interviews create intimate and individual portraits of the city.


About the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series
SFAI’s Visiting Artists and Scholars (VAS) lecture series provides students and faculty—as well as the wider Bay Area public—with direct exposure to major figures in contemporary global art and culture. It creates an open forum through which SFAI’s students are challenged to go beyond basic canonical approaches to the study of art and to discover a global perspective that encourages conceptual and comparative approaches. In addition to the public lectures they give, visiting artists and scholars regularly engage with students in an immediate and active way, by teaching intensives or by participating in seminars, critiques, or colloquia.

All VAS lectures begin at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit 


Thank You to Our Sponsors!
SFAI’s exhibitions and public programs—a component of which is the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series—are supported in part by the Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. The Winfred Johnson Clive Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Painting Practices are funded by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. The Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship is funded by the generosity of the family of Richard Diebenkorn.