Interactive Studio Days: Joe Cantrell
May
10
11:00 AM11:00

Interactive Studio Days: Joe Cantrell

Artist Joe Cantrell says human bodies receive and filter digitized data – and we are silently affected by it. He’s working on making the process more audible, visible, and apparent.

Every Friday, from April 12 to May 10, Joe is holding an Open Studio at SDAI, from 11 am to 4 pm, and he needs visitors to give him a hand in making the unseen evident.  It’s interactive, fun, and a perfect family event. As a special incentive, there’s free admission for any visitor who comes in and says, “I’m here to work with Joe.”

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EXTENDED TO 5/12: Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs
Feb
16
to May 12

EXTENDED TO 5/12: Trinh Mai: That We Should Be Heirs

That We Should Be Heirs encourages participants to engage in the lost art of letter writing as a method of alleviating burdens and promoting healing. By putting hand to paper and joining one another in this collective activity of personal letter writing, we can share in this intimate process of privately documenting the stories, hardships, and triumphs that connect us all.

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Tra Bouscaren Multimedia Installation: Wall
Jan
24
to Feb 3

Tra Bouscaren Multimedia Installation: Wall

Tra Bouscaren is a post-disciplinary installation artist/neo-cave painter engaged with American spectacle at the intersection of waste culture and the surveillance state. For this pop-up at SDAI, Bouscaren will present a multi-media interactive installation inspired by the ARTS Young Artists in Harmony program and the San Diego/Tijuana border.

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The AjA Project presents Collective Voices: The Power of Empathy
Jan
24
to Feb 3

The AjA Project presents Collective Voices: The Power of Empathy

This exhibition is a culmination of Collective Voices’ third year of participatory photography programming as a collaboration between The AjA Project and The United Women of East Africa. This program aims to provide East African youth arts programming, provide outlets for creative self-expression, and offer an opportunity to ignite critical conversations around culture and social justice.

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Rising Tide
Nov
24
to Jan 6

Rising Tide

Rising Tide is curated by Sarah Trujillo-Porter and features solo work by 3 different artists including Jana Brike - Sea of Change, Francisco Eme - Parallel Planes and Jacob Sundstrom - Erasure.

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BEYOND THE AGE OF REASON
Sep
1
to Oct 31

BEYOND THE AGE OF REASON

Eleanor Antin, Wayne Martin Belger, Adam Belt, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Einar de la Torre, Jamex de la Torre, Stephen Douglas, Steve Eilenberg, Scott Froschauer, Dave Ghilarducci, Cole Goodwin, Ichiro Irie, Beliz Iristay, Paula Levine, Maria Munroe, Cheryl Nickel, Sean Noyce, Ruben Ochoa, Erika Rothenberg, and Kristine Schomaker.

Curated by Debby and Larry Kline.

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SDAI PROJECTS: OVER THE MOON
Aug
28
to Oct 31

SDAI PROJECTS: OVER THE MOON

SDAI presents immersive video work by Sam Falls and Joe Zorrilla in its main floor Project Space from August 28-December 31. Over the Moon is a contemplative piece focused on 11 minutes of the moon's journey through the vantage point of a viewer on the ground.

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to reach for another (Touch Points)
Aug
15
to Aug 19

to reach for another (Touch Points)

The exhibition features works on paper, sculpture, and video work created in SDAI’s 200 square foot studio during the months of June and July. The pieces created during the residency function as a continuation of D’Urso’s practice that investigates how certain bodies, such as the queer female body, move through the contemporary physical and emotional landscape.

ADMISSION IS FREE

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ABOUT-FACE
Apr
21
to Jun 3

ABOUT-FACE

Within the current cultural climate, there is a desire among the creative community to use their artwork as a platform for their voices. The artists in our upcoming exhibition work in a variety of different media and subtle ways to address the topic of representation.

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༻༻ʚෆɞ TENDREMENT ʚෆɞ༺༺
Mar
24
to Apr 8

༻༻ʚෆɞ TENDREMENT ʚෆɞ༺༺

TENDREMENT, a pop-up exhibition, is an exploration of the aesthetic tension between past, present, and future. SDAI invites viewers to navigate a posthuman environment mired in traces of what once was, and what is to come- with artwork alluding to sentiments of intimacy, nostalgia, pain, and identity.

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27 HORSES: CHRIS TRAVERS
Dec
9
to Dec 31

27 HORSES: CHRIS TRAVERS

 The exhibition 27 Horses is the result of a year of exploration into the questions raised by the 2016 horse racing season at the Del Mar Racetrack where an alarming number of horses died. Chris Travers, a photographer and museum professional for most of her life, and an animal-lover for all of her life, explores horse racing in her own backyard, through photography and graphic illustration.

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Millennial Pink
Jul
29
to Sep 3

Millennial Pink

Millennial Pink is an exhibition dedicated to the evolution of queer aesthetics, with an emphasis on imagery that is both intrinsically beautiful, natural, fluid, and celebratory.

Artists: Alexia Arani, Debra Barrera, Erica Cho, Zackary Drucker, Kevin Freligh, Carlitos Galvan, Marina Grize, Jesi Gutierrez, Riain Hager, Billy Hawkins, Rizzhel Mae Javier, Yony Leyser, Mario Mesquita, Mauricio Muñoz, Jaime Ramos, Vabianna Santos, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Orlando Soria, Patrick Staff, Wendy Stumman, Ivette Vallejo, Dylan Wilde, and Joe Yorty.

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Feel the Noise
Jul
18
to Jul 21

Feel the Noise

  • SDAI Project Space @ Horton Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

San Diego Art Institute presents Feel the Noise, a collaborative exhibition between artists Francisco Eme, Margaret Noble, Aren Skalman, and members of the Blind Community Center of San Diego, opening July 15, 2017.

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Extra-Ordinary Collusion
May
20
to Jul 2

Extra-Ordinary Collusion

San Diego is not only known as one of the top three biotech capitals in the world, thanks to the presence of research centers like the Salk, Scripps, and the Stanford Consortium, but it is uniquely situated next to the creative hotbed that is Tijuana. Extra-Ordinary Collusion celebrates this rich cultural heritage by fostering innovative exchange between two of San Diego’s great cultural strengths—our thriving scientific and artistic communities.

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Allison Manch: What’s Mine is Yours
May
6
to May 28

Allison Manch: What’s Mine is Yours

  • SDAI Project Space @ Horton Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In Manch’s new body of work the artist explores the relationship between parent and child and the ideas, objects, and traits that are passed from one generation to the next. Text, images of the natural world, and material symbols combine to illuminate themes of protection, discovery, and courage. What's Mine is Yours presents a series of Manch’s new, mixed-media fabric works with watercolor, hand embroidery, and appliqué.

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