(Berkeley, CA) October 15, 2015—An ambitious mural project by renowned Chinese artist Qiu Zhijie will be the first work that visitors and passersby see at the new UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and opening to the public on January 31, 2016.
(Berkeley, CA) October 15, 2015—The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will open its new building to the public on Sunday, January 31, 2016, with an all-day open house; the first day of regular programming will be Wednesday, February 3.
Berkeley, CA, October 8, 2015—The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents MATRIX 258, featuring the work of artist and electroacoustic composerTarek Atoui (b. 1980). Born in Lebanon and based in Paris, Atoui initiates and curates multidisciplinary interventions, concerts, performances, and workshops.
(Berkeley, CA) June 3, 2015— BAM/PFA Senior Film Curator Susan Oxtoby has been honored with a pair of prestigious honors from the French and Georgian governments for her contributions to advancing a deeper appreciation of the history of filmmaking in those two countries.
Berkeley, CA, May 13, 2015 — The work of San Francisco–based art group Will Brown—a collaborative project of David Kasprzak, Jordan Stein, and Lindsey White—reimagines the roles of artist and curator through an inventive upending of traditional exhibition formats. In making its work, the collective often mines little known or forgotten artistic and cultural histories.
Berkeley, CA, April 23, 2015 — For the past forty-four years, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) has collaborated with the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice to present the work of its graduating MFA students. This year BAM/PFA has joined forces with the Berkeley Art Center to present the exhibition while BAM/PFA is in the process of moving to its new building in the heart of downtown Berkeley.
February 12, 2015, Berkeley, CA – The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is honored to be a host venue for the thirty-third installment of CAAMFest. A presentation of the Center for Asian American Media, the annual festival brings moviegoers the best in contemporary cinema from Asia and the Asian diaspora.
Berkeley, CA, January 15, 2015 — The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) and Kadist Art Foundation present MATRIX 257, featuring the work of French-American artist Eric Baudelaire, who lives and works in Paris. Baudelaire’s work explores intricate facets of representation through a keen unraveling of entangled narratives.