Gallery Talk with Curator Constance Lewallen

Gallery Talk

Constance Lewallen introduces her exhibition Mind over Matter, which features work from BAMPFA’s important holdings of first-generation Conceptual art. The exhibition includes work by Tom Marioni, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Ant Farm, James Lee Byars, and others.

Lewallen is currently adjunct curator at BAMPFA, where she has curated many major exhibitions including The Dream of the Audience: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (2001); Everything Matters: Paul Kos, a Retrospective (2003); Ant Farm (1968-1978), with Steve Seid (2004); A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Nauman in the 1960s (2007). In 2011, she cocurated State of Mind: New California Art ca. 1970, one of the exhibitions featured in the Getty Research Institute’s initiative Pacific Standard Time. Her 2015 book 500 Capp Street: David Ireland’s House was followed by the David Ireland exhibition at the San Francisco Art Institute that she co-curated earlier this year.