Visiting Artists + Scholars

A forum for direct engagement

OSHER LECTURE HALL | 800 CHESTNUT STREET
TUESDAYS 7PM (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)
FREE + OPEN TO ALL

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a public forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI, artists, and the public.

Fall 2017

Visiting Artists and Scholars + Graduate Lecture Series

Laura Kipnis | Monday, October 2
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley | Tuesday, October 17 
Graduate Lecture Series in partnership with San Francisco Cinematheque
Introduction by Tanya Zimbardo

Stefan Kürten | Thursday, October 19
Graduate Lecture Series

Lava Thomas | Tuesday, October 24
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Ingrid LaFleur | Tuesday, October 31
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Michelle Handelman | Tuesday, November 7
Graduate Lecture Series in partnership with SFMOMA

Terry Powers, Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow | Tuesday, November 14
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Tonel | Tuesday, November 28
Graduate Lecture Series

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Stefan Kürten: Perfect World
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Lava Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Ingrid LaFleur: In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Terry Powers: Method Acting
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Tonel: Self-Portrait of the Artist as an Organic Intellectual
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Past Events

Opening Reception: Drawing the Curtain
Friday, Oct 13, 2017
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Portraits in Ceramics
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 - Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
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Opening Reception: Portraits in Ceramics
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Contact Print
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
4:30PM
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Opening Reception: Landing on the Veil
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Laura Kipnis
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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The Open Book Show
Sunday, Oct 1, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
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Opening Reception: HELL
Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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HELL
Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
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President’s Address + Naming Ceremony: Osher Lecture Hall
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
5:00PM
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Opening Reception: Happy Accidents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Happy Accidents
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
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Opening Reception: American Typhoon
Friday, Sep 22, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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American Typhoon
Friday, Sep 22, 2017 - Sunday, Oct 1, 2017
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Opening Reception: In My Blood
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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In My Blood
Monday, Sep 18, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017
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Closing Reception: Ghosts of the Tower
Thursday, Sep 14, 2017
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Poetics of Displacement
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Poetics of Displacement
Sunday, Sep 10, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 16, 2017
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Opening Reception: The Act of Seeing
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: THIS DOESN’T LOOK LIKE ART
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
4:30PM - 7:00PM
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The Act of Seeing
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017
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This Doesn’t Look Like Art
Friday, Sep 8, 2017 - Sunday, Sep 17, 2017
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Opening Reception: Internal Something
Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Internal Something
Sunday, Sep 3, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 9, 2017
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Opening Reception: Languages of (A)scape
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: On Blue
Friday, Aug 25, 2017
4:00PM - 7:00PM
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Languages of (A)scape
Friday, Aug 25, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 2, 2017
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Opening Reception: Lightly Heavy
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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On Blue
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 - Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017
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Lightly Heavy
Tuesday, Aug 22, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
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Opening Reception: Forbearance in Finitude
Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Forbearance in Finitude
Sunday, Aug 6, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
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Opening Reception: I Bruise Easily
Tuesday, Aug 1, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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I Bruise Easily
Sunday, Jul 30, 2017 - Saturday, Aug 5, 2017
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Remnants Salon Series: Fred Martin Speaks!
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
6:00PM - 7:30PM
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Opening Reception: Frida’s Mustache
Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017
5:00PM
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Frida’s Mustache
Sunday, Jul 23, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 29, 2017
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Chris Sollars: S.O.S. Sollars on Site
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
6:30PM
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SFAI + 2017 San Francisco Art Book Fair
Friday, Jul 21, 2017 - Sunday, Jul 23, 2017
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Opening Reception: Below the Threshold
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
5:00PM - 6:30PM
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Below The Threshold
Sunday, Jul 16, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 22, 2017
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2017 Summer Symposium // I Object!
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017
9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Taraneh Hemami: Common Space
Friday, Jul 14, 2017
6:30PM
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Closing Reception: 2017 Low-Residency Juried Exhibition
Friday, Jul 7, 2017
8:00PM - 9:30PM
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Frank Smigiel: Notes on Imagined Community
Friday, Jul 7, 2017
6:30PM
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2017 Low-Residency Juried Exhibition: Skins and Selves
Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 - Saturday, Jul 8, 2017
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Asma Kazmi: Cranes & Cube and Other Works
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
6:30PM
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Eric Carson: The New Cosmograph—Performance
Sunday, Jun 11, 2017
3:00PM
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Eric Carson: The New Cosmograph—Opening
Saturday, Jun 10, 2017
6:00PM - 10:00PM
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Opening Reception: Articulated Identities
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017
5:00PM
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Articulated Identities
Sunday, Jun 4, 2017 - Friday, Jun 9, 2017
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Opening Reception: BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 21, 2017
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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Commencement
Sunday, May 21, 2017
2:00PM
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BFA Exhibition
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - Saturday, May 27, 2017
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Opening Reception: MFA\MA Exhibition
Friday, May 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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MFA Film Festival
Friday, May 19, 2017
2:00PM
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MA Symposium
Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:00PM - 4:00PM
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MFA\MA Exhibition
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Sunday, May 21, 2017
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PhotoAlliance
Friday, May 12, 2017
7:30PM
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Academic Honors + Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2017
4:00PM
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Opening Reception: Metamorphic
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Ghosts of the Tower: Part Two
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017
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Katrín Sigurdardóttir: Metamorphic
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Saturday, Oct 7, 2017
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Opening Reception: You’re welcome.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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You’re welcome. Sincerely Diana, Criselda, and Kezia.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Saturday, May 13, 2017
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BA Symposium
Friday, May 5, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: WikiHow To Set Up an Art Exhibition
Thursday, May 4, 2017
7:00PM
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Liz Cohen
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Eponymous
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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WikiHow to Set Up an Art Exhibition
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Friday, May 12, 2017
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Eponymous
Monday, May 1, 2017 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
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2017 ANNUAL GALA: THE ORIGINAL DISRUPTOR
Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
6:00PM
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Special Lecture: Paffard Keatinge-Clay
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
7:00PM
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With Wings and Roots
Friday, Apr 28, 2017
4:00PM - 6:30PM
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Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Sanctuary
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Graduate Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Graduate Reception + Studio Preview
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
9:30AM - 5:00PM
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Sanctuary
Saturday, Apr 22, 2017 - Friday, Apr 28, 2017
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SFAI = Safe for All Immigrants: “Know Your Rights” Training
Friday, Apr 21, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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SFAI = Safe for All Immigrants: Skill Sharing, Community Organizations, and Celebration
Friday, Apr 21, 2017
1:00PM - 4:30PM
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Miguel Calderón
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Evolving Office
Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Evolving Office: An Arte Útil Project
Sunday, Apr 16, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 22, 2017
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Alva Noë: Art and Entanglement
Friday, Apr 14, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Camille Norment
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Figuratively Speaking
Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Figuratively Speaking
Sunday, Apr 9, 2017 - Saturday, Apr 15, 2017
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Sharon Louden: The Artist as Culture Producer
Friday, Apr 7, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: The Apartment Show
Thursday, Apr 6, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Mel Ziegler
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
7:00PM
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A Living Thing Lives: Closing Reception and Party
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Opening Reception: Agartha
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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