Through exhibitions, lectures, symposia, films, and interdisciplinary events, SFAI provides direct access to major practitioners and theorists of contemporary global culture, and connects students to the larger community of art and ideas. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Poetry Reading Diptych
Over the course of two nights, seven Bay Area poets address languaging at the site of the body. Working with performance as the primary mode, they deploy extended techniques and performance-art methodologies—ultimately taking up embodiment under minoritization and late capitalism as material.LEARN MORE »
Working against both correctness and failure, Wrong’s What I Do Best revels in repeated derailments to present the work of artists who prod the edges of our world.LEARN MORE »
San Francisco–native Basil Twist has established himself, over a 20-year career, as one of the foremost puppeteers in the United States. His productions have toured the world and new projects have been commissioned by Lincoln Center, New York; Japan Society, New York; and Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina. Twist is renowned for having advanced new techniques and genres of performance that bring puppeteering into the realms of contemporary theater and visual art. Through both technical innovation and poetic force, his works conjure iconic worlds on the stage.LEARN MORE »
Vocal performance by radical opera singer Juliana Snapper.LEARN MORE »
It Is DifficultLEARN MORE »
Admitted undergraduate and graduate students and their families are invited to join SFAI for Early Registration Day. Get acquainted with your new community and gain valuable information about student life at SFAI:
- Register early for your fall courses with an Admissions Counselor or Faculty Advisor
- Discuss your financial planning with a Financial Aid representative
- Connect with Student Affairs to learn about career services, campus life, and other student support services
Lunch provided.LEARN MORE »
Curated by Hesse McGraw and Aaron SpanglerLEARN MORE »
Playing with different verbs preceded by re—re-experience, reanimate, reencounter, re-envision, rediscover, reform, represent, reprocess—Erik Beltran, Carolin Rechberg, and Tim Kopra challenge perceptions of the work of art, the role of the artist, and the very language we use to talk about them.LEARN MORE »
Monique Jenkinson will perform her latest project, with a Q&A to follow led by San Francisco Art Institute Visiting Faculty Christian Nagler.LEARN MORE »
SFAI's exclusive preview of the 2014 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition: PRINCIPAL in support of scholarships for excellence and diversity in the arts; Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Old Mint.LEARN MORE »
Join SFAI for the 2014 BFA Exhibition—an annual exhibition showcasing the multimedia art practices of SFAI's emerging artists across programs.
Want to apply to the 2014 BFA Exhibtion?
All graduating BFA artists are eligible and encouraged to submit their application online for 2D/3D, Film/Video, and Site-Specific/Performance work.
Learn more at sfai.edu/bfa-exhibition-apply.LEARN MORE »
SFAI artists transform the Old Mint, a national historic landmark, with installations in the bank vaults, ballrooms, brick-lined hallways, courtyards, and every crevice between.LEARN MORE »
Engaging a diverse and interdisciplinary range of topics across global contemporary art practices, the MA Thesis Symposium represents the capstone of a two-year process of research, critical inquiry, and writing, and presents the emerging generation of SFAI scholars to the Bay Area academic community.
Moderated by Claire Daigle, Chair, MA Department.LEARN MORE »
In conjunction with the MFA Exhibition, PRINCIPAL: The Moving Image presents a curated screening of moving-image media from emerging MFA artists across disciplines, with explorations ranging from narrative films and short videos to digital animations and pioneering hybrids of sound/image.LEARN MORE »
Join SFAI in celebrating the accomplishments of its graduating BFA, BA, MFA, MA, and Dual Degree MA/MFA artists and scholars in the 2014 Commencement Ceremony. The Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts and the Douglas MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award will be awarded at the ceremony to individuals who have made inspiring contributions to the visual arts; the recipients will address the class of 2014 and the public.
Recent Awardees:LEARN MORE »
Meet up with alumni for a special after-hours viewing of the 2014 MFA Exhibition PRINCIPAL at the historic Old Mint.
Celebrate with many of the exhibiting artists, whose achievements will have been formally acknowledged during the Commencement Ceremony earlier that day, including special exhibition performances. Refreshments will be served.LEARN MORE »