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

Graduate Lecture Series

Simon O’Sullivan
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 4:30pm
Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco,

About the Lecture
In On the Production of Subjectivity, author and art historian Simon O'Sullivan will provide insight into his recently published monograph, On the Production of Subjectivity: Five Diagrams of the Finite-Infinite Relation (Palgrave, 2012).

Artist Bio
Simon O’Sullivan is Senior Lecturer in Art History/Visual Culture in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is Editor, with Stephen Zepke, of Deleuze, Guattari and the Production of the New (London: Continuum, 2008) and Deleuze and Contemporary Art (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010). His first monograph, Art Encounters Deleuze and Guattari: Thought Beyond Representation, was published by Palgrave in 2005. He also makes art, with David Burrows, under the name Plastique Fantastique.


About the Graduate Lecture Series
SFAI's Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) allows students to engage with emerging and established artists, curators, critics, and historians working in both local and global art communities. As an investigation of the contemporary issues relevant to students’ full education and experience, GLS gives the entire graduate body a common interdisciplinary foundation. It also plays a crucial role in defining individual praxis and the meanings of “success” within the current and future landscape of contemporary art. In addition, students have the opportunity to meet with some of the guests for individual critiques, small group colloquia, and informal gatherings after the lectures.

All GLS lectures begin at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Lecture Hall on SFAI’s 800 Chestnut Street campus. For a complete schedule of SFAI's lectures and events, please visit