Exhibitions

ON VIEW + UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Thousands attend annually, from gallery and museum curators to art collectors and critics, to discover the future of art and culture. As a direct result of the Exhibitions, SFAI artists receive exhibition opportunities, gallery representation, biennial invites, curatorial proposals, job offers, and more.

 

Walter + McBean Galleries
Wednesday–Saturday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 
Diego Rivera Gallery
Monday - Saturday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. 
 
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Postcommodity: The Point of Final Collapse
Friday, Nov 15, 2019 -
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Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision
Friday, Jun 17, 2022 - Thursday, Nov 24, 2022
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Past Events

SFAI 150 | A Spirit of Disruption
Friday, Mar 19, 2021 - Saturday, Jul 3, 2021
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Leonard Peltier Statue
Friday, Oct 9, 2020 - Sunday, Mar 28, 2021
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From the Tower: Transmission
Friday, Sep 4, 2020 - Friday, Oct 23, 2020
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PhotoAlliance
Friday, Mar 15, 2019
7:30PM
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Nicholas Gamso: Strategies for Political Critique in the Arts
Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022
12:00PM
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Orit Ben Shitrit: Echoes in my mouth
Monday, Jun 27, 2022
12:00PM
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BFA Exhibition 2022: Why Should We Call It Anything?
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - Friday, Jun 3, 2022
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Commencement Ceremony 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
2:00PM
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MFA Vernissage 2022: THRESHOLDS
Friday, May 20, 2022 - Friday, Jun 3, 2022
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Student Awards
Friday, May 13, 2022
12:00PM
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Alison Gass: Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco
Thursday, Apr 28, 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
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Dor Guez: Catastrophe 
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022
12:00PM - 1:30PM
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An Alien Show
Wednesday, Apr 27, 2022 - Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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Open Studios
Friday, Apr 22, 2022 - Saturday, Apr 23, 2022
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Thin Places
Friday, Apr 15, 2022 - Monday, Apr 25, 2022
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/Un/Structure
Friday, Apr 1, 2022 - Monday, Apr 11, 2022
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Wayne Koestenbaum: Film Screening + Artist Talk
Friday, Mar 25, 2022
7:00PM
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The Wilding
Friday, Mar 18, 2022 - Monday, Mar 28, 2022
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Between Artists: Alumni and Students Intersect
Friday, Mar 11, 2022 - Friday, May 13, 2022
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Morgan Bassichis: Artist Talk
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2022
12:00PM
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Work of Art
Friday, Mar 4, 2022 - Monday, Mar 14, 2022
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Sergio De La Torre: Art and Social Justice
Thursday, Mar 3, 2022
12:00PM
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Crying on a Tuesday
Friday, Feb 18, 2022 - Monday, Feb 28, 2022
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YOU ARE HERE
Friday, Feb 4, 2022 - Friday, Feb 11, 2022
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BFA EXHIBITION 2021
Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 - Saturday, Dec 18, 2021
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Jordan Stein - Rip Tales: Jay DeFeo’s Estocada & Other Pieces
Wednesday, Dec 8, 2021
6:30PM
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Dust Specks on the Sea: Contemporary Sculpture from the French Caribbean & Haiti
Thursday, Nov 18, 2021 - Saturday, Apr 2, 2022
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LEILA WEEFUR: ARTIST TALK
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021
12:00PM
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FRAGILE ESTATE
Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021 - Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021
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Edouard Duval-Carrié: Curating the Global Caribbean
Thursday, Nov 11, 2021
12:00PM
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It’s About Time: Various Media
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2021 - Friday, Nov 12, 2021
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The Future Is . . .
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021 - Friday, Nov 26, 2021
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Encoding a future setting with Atomic Culture
Thursday, Oct 28, 2021
12:00PM
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Grace Rosario Perkins: Artist Talk
Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021
12:00PM
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Harbinger: 12 Graduates
Thursday, Aug 26, 2021 - Friday, Sep 24, 2021
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Invasion of the Lunar Sexpots: Summer MFA Film
Friday, Jul 30, 2021
7:30PM
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OPENING: MFA Summer Exhibition
Tuesday, Jul 20, 2021 - Friday, Sep 24, 2021
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Katherine Sherwood: How a Cerebral Hemorrhage Altered My Art
Friday, Jul 9, 2021
12:00PM
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Dannielle Bowman: Artist’s Talk
Friday, Jun 25, 2021
12:00PM
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Nayland Blake: What Have I Done?
Friday, Jun 18, 2021
12:00PM
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here, and yet–
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Friday, Jun 25, 2021
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Wave Tossed but Never Sunk
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - Friday, Jun 25, 2021
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2021 Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 22, 2021
2:00PM
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2021 MA Symposium
Thursday, May 20, 2021
12:00PM
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Ezra Wube: Practice
Thursday, Apr 29, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Meredith Tromble: Art World Evolving: Notes on Evolutionary Metaphors of Change and the Art System
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Christina Della Giustina: You Are Variations: A Preliminary Résumé
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021
12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Three Turns
Friday, Jan 22, 2021 - Sunday, Jan 24, 2021
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8%
Monday, Dec 14, 2020 - Monday, Jan 11, 2021
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Alexandre Arrechea: Order of Thinking and Order of Acting
Friday, Dec 11, 2020
4:30PM
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Virtual Salon
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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Elections 2020
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020
7:00PM
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Helina Metaferia: Embodied Gestures
Friday, Oct 30, 2020
4:30PM
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Online Exhibition and Unveiling Ceremony
Friday, Oct 9, 2020
3:00PM - 4:00PM
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FIGURE 8
Thursday, Jun 18, 2020 - Friday, Jul 31, 2020
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Commencement Ceremony 2020
Saturday, May 16, 2020
2:00PM
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BA + MA Symposium
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
10:00AM - 5:30PM
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POSTPONED: Yoshua Okón: In the Land of Ownership
Wednesday, Apr 29, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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POSTPONED: Media Art: Defining a Field
Thursday, Apr 23, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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VIRTUAL Graduate Open House + Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 18, 2020
11:00AM - 2:00PM
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April Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Apr 11, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
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April Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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VIRTUAL Undergraduate Welcome Day
Saturday, Apr 4, 2020
10:00AM - 2:00PM
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CANCELED: Ana Teresa Fernández + Creativity Explored at SFAI
Thursday, Apr 2, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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POSTPONED: Then & Now: A Legacy of Filmmaking at SFAI (Panel Discussion)
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020
6:00PM - 8:00PM
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POSTPONED: Spring Student + Alumni Film Festival
Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2020
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POSTPONED: Whitney Lynn: Hole in Your Hand
Friday, Mar 27, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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CANCELED: Closing Reception: Soiled Matter
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020
4:30PM
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Jefferson Pinder and Conrad Meyers in Conversation (Virtual Experience)
Friday, Mar 13, 2020
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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CANCELED: Soiled Matter
Thursday, Mar 12, 2020 - Thursday, Mar 26, 2020
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Opening Reception: Living in Memory
Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Living in Memory
Sunday, Mar 8, 2020 - Saturday, Mar 14, 2020
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CANCELED: Opening Reception: Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá
Friday, Mar 6, 2020
6:00PM - 9:00PM
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CLOSED: Of Here From There | De Aquí Desde Allá
Friday, Mar 6, 2020 - Sunday, Apr 26, 2020
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Opening Reception: WHAT LIES BETWEEN
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
4:30PM
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Closing Reception: The Sistine Barn
Friday, Feb 28, 2020
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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WHAT LIES BETWEEN
Friday, Feb 28, 2020 - Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020
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Opening Reception: Poetry as Critical Form
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Poetry as Critical Form
Sunday, Feb 23, 2020 - Saturday, Feb 29, 2020
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February Undergraduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
1:00PM - 2:00PM
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Lawrence Weschler: The Fraught Crossroads
Thursday, Feb 20, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Amalgamation
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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The Sistine Barn
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020 - Wednesday, Mar 4, 2020
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February Graduate Virtual Q&A Sessions
Tuesday, Feb 18, 2020
10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Amalgamation
Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 - Saturday, Feb 22, 2020
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Opening Reception: Photography Without Camera - Machine Gaze
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
4:30PM - 7:30PM
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Opening Reception: D-ARK: Tower, Black Boxes
Friday, Feb 14, 2020
4:30PM
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Alumni Mixer in Chicago
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020
5:00PM - 8:00PM
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Photography Without Camera - Machine Gaze
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020
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D-ARK: Tower, Black Boxes
Thursday, Feb 13, 2020 - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020
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Opening Reception: Side of ranch
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Side of ranch
Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
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Opening Reception: Confrontation/Submission/Resistance
Friday, Feb 7, 2020
6:30PM - 8:30PM
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Thomas Chung: Death Threats, Indigenous Knowledge + Cheetos
Friday, Feb 7, 2020
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: Essence
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 - Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020
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Essence
Monday, Feb 3, 2020 - Saturday, Feb 8, 2020
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Heavy Breathing: Trans Boxing Lecture + Workshop
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020
2:00PM - 4:00PM
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Confrontation / Submission / Resistance
Saturday, Feb 1, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 16, 2020
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Opening Reception: Eden, all the Butterflies Cried a Thousand Times
Friday, Jan 31, 2020
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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