Dena Beard

Dena Beard

Executive Director at The Lab

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M.A.  - Art History , School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Assistant Curator  - Berkeley

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Dena Beard and Frank Smigiel discuss the disruptive power of sound in spaces for art
Dena Beard is executive director of The Lab, San Francisco. We were pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Frank Smigiel and Christian Davies, our colleagues in Performance and Film, for the live performances presented by Soundtracks artists O Grivo and Camille Norment during the exhibition's opening weekend, and with Dena Beard, executive director of The Lab, San Francisco, for an additional performance by Norment at The Lab as part of the artist's residency in the Bay Area, organized by SFMOMA. Finally, this publication has been enriched enormously by the guest contributions of Brandon LaBelle, Dena Beard, and Frank Smigiel.

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The jury picking the finalists was made up of Dena Beard, director of the Lab in San Francisco; Sally Frater, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas; and artist Andrew Kuo.

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San Francisco as Art Lab: In conversation with Dena Beard and Natasha Boas
Natasha Boas, independent curator, and Dena Beard, director of The Lab, will discuss the role of alternative artist spaces and a new artist-in-residence initiative at The Lab.

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