• Christina Yang and Lisa Wymore

POSTPONED: Curator's Eye

This program has been postponed to the fall semester. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Proof of Vaccination Required

Ticket holders are required to provide proof of vaccination—to the maximum extent for which they are eligible—for entry into the Barbro Osher Theater.

BAMPFA’s Chief Curator Christina Yang (class of 1985) is joined by UC Berkeley Professor Lisa Wymore in a dynamic conversation about new practices of care and museology. Seen through a career arc of interdisciplinary practice and intersectional knowledge making, the discussion explores practical and philosophical learnings as curators rethink power and community in the twenty-first century. This program addresses the urgent need for arts professionals, emerging scholars, and intergenerational artists alike to work together as civic agents for change. The event includes a participatory component.

Chief curator at BAMPFA since 2021, Christina Yang has also held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, The Kitchen, and Queens Museum of Art, specializing in global conceptualism, new media, performance, social practice, and experimental dance. Her commissioned essay “How to Do Things with Cameras” is featured in Eikoh Hosoe (MACK Books, 2021). She is a PhD candidate in performance studies at New York University and the former performance reviews editor (2017–20) and a member of the editorial collective Women + Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory.

Lisa Wymore is a professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. She teaches classes in choreography, dance technique, pedagogy, improvisation, collaborative innovation, and performance. She is the co–artistic director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts with Sheldon B. Smith. She regularly works with choreographers, computer engineers, and visual/sound artists who are investigating embodiment and interactivity within live and media-informed performance. She is currently the faculty advisor for Berkeley Arts + Design.

Participants and topics are subject to change; visit Berkeley Arts + Design (artsdesign.berkeley.edu) for the most up-to-date series information.