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exhibitions
film series
event series

  • Buddhist Realms

    October 25, 2107–April 22, 2018

    Exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

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  • Global Lives Project

    October 25–December 29, 2017

    This collaborative video project captures twenty-four hours in the lives of diverse individuals across the globe.

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  • On the Hour / Hayoun Kwon

    November 1–December 29, 2017

    I Suddenly Hear the Flap of Wings

    Commissioned for BAMPFA’s outdoor screen, Kwon’s imaginative digital animation evokes a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary.

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  • Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

    November 22, 2017–July 15, 2018

    Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

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  • Erica Deeman portrait of Marvin 2017

    Way Bay

    January 17–June 3, 2018

    Explore the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries with this sweeping array of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials.

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  • Breaking ICE: a community response to a citizenship test

    Breaking ICE

    January 31–May 20, 2018

    A Community Response to a Citizenship Test

    An interactive installation based loosely on the 100 questions used to test aspiring US citizens.

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  • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee

    January 31–April 22, 2018

    View artworks and ephemera from the Cha archive at BAMPFA in dialogue with her best-known work, the artist's book Dictee. 

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  • Jay Heikes / MATRIX 269

    February 14–April 29, 2018

    Recent paintings, sculptures, and drawings that offer both a reflection on our cultural moment and a commitment to the material properties of the art object

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  • Agony in Effigy: Art, Truth, Pain, and the Body

    February 21–June 17, 2018

    This selection of historical works explores how physical violence and suffering have been represented in art, from the promise of transcendence to political critique.

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  • Cal Conversations: Dreaming the Lost Ming 夢回金陵

    February 21–May 13, 2018

    Created in collaboration with a UC Berkeley course, this exhibition explores the cataclysmic end of the Ming dynasty through paintings and literature of China’s long seventeenth century.

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  • Al Wong: Lost Sister

    March 28–June 17, 2018

    Al Wong’s photocollage portraits of the sister he never met form a meditation on displacement and the collision between personal and geopolitical histories.

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  • The 48th Annual UC Berkeley Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

    May 11–June 17, 2018

    This annual showcase celebrates the diverse and exceptional work of new graduates from the MFA program at Cal.

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  • Master Traces, Transcultural Visions

    May 16–September 16, 2018

    Works dating from the second century through the twentieth reveal how Buddhist power was visually expressed and transmitted throughout Asia.

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  • Alicia McCarthy and Ruby Neri / MATRIX 270

    May 23–August 26, 2018

    New work by two artists who got their start in San Francisco in the 1990s and have maintained a strong artistic dialogue ever since.

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  • Color, Form, Unicorn: Recent Acquisitions

    June 6-August 19, 2018

    Recent additions to the BAMPFA collection feature unusual approaches to color and form—plus a unicorn.

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  • Way Bay 2

    June 13–September 2, 2018

    A fresh iteration of our innovative exhibition exploring the creative energies that have emerged from the Bay Area over the past two centuries.

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  • Joanne Leonard: Intimate Documentary

    July 4-September 2, 2018

    Leonard’s photographs are rare, intimate documents of life in Oakland in the 1960s and 1970s.

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