Selections by Dena Beard, Assistant Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An open call to artists collected over 200 submissions that Dena Beard
reviewed online before participating in studio visits with finalists.
In applying her
curatorial gaze to this grand sweep of Bay Area art, Beard
identifies the shared artistic pursuit of freedom via creative processes that unnerve and disorient.
says, "The Disquiet stages a subtle drama between the gallery and the world outside.
About the Juror: Dena Beard is Assistant Curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.
has organized exhibitions with D-L Alvarez, Lutz Bacher, Anna Halprin, Desirée Holman, Barry McGee, Silke Otto-Knapp and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, as well as working on projects with Martha Colburn, Omer Fast, Jill Magid, Ahmet Ogut, Trevor Paglen, Emily Roysdon, Tomás Saraceno, and Tris Vonna-Michell, among others.
At Bay Area alternative spaces she
curated the Lending Library series and Taking Up Room on the Floor.