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All MCAM exhibitions and programs are open to the public. Admission is free unless otherwise stated.

Isaac Julien NOV 29, 2017 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: ISAAC JULIEN 7:00 pm, LUCIE STERN HALL Isaac Julien is a British filmmaker and installation artist who has exhibited internationally and won many awards for his work, including a half a dozen international awards for his seminal film Looking for Langston (1989). In 2001 he was nominated for the Turner Prize for The Long Road to Mazatlan and Vagabondia. Julien studied painting and fine art film at Central St Martin’s School of Art, and is currently a member of faculty at the Whitney Museum of American Arts and Professor of Global Art at the University of the Arts, London. Julien lives and works in London. Julien will be in the Bay Area opening the exhibition Playtime at the Fort Mason Center for the Arts, which will show three films about the effects of capitalism, Dec. 1-Feb. 11, 2018. Technology and Society Lecture Series .
Anja Ulfeldt JAN 31, 2018 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: ANJA ULFELDT 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Anja Ulfeldt is an Oakland-based artist working primarily in sculpture, installation, and time-based media. Her works using domestic infrastructure unfold as immersive environments that can easily captivate the viewer in an orchestrated moment of undefined duration. She has recently had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Craft and Design and Recology SF (where she was in residence), and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Takahiro Yamamoto FEB 28, 2018 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: TAKAHIRO YAMAMOTO 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Takahiro Yamamoto is a Portland-based artist working across dance, performance, sculpture, and photography. His practice is sociological and observational, frequently investigating his performer’s physical qualities, emotional states, habitual behaviors, and expressions of spontaneous thoughts. Yamamoto’s productions and visual art works have been shown at festivals and in galleries in the Pacific Northwest, California, New York, Japan, and Kenya. He is a recipient of the 2015 Creative Exchange Lab Award from the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and the 2012 danceWEB scholarship. Yamamoto co-directs the performance company madhause, and is part of the Portland-based group, Physical Education. Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Bessma Khalaf MAR 14, 2018 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: BESSMA KHALAF 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Bessma Khalaf (born in Baghdad, Iraq) is an interdisciplinary artist utilizing photography, video, sculpture and performance to explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. The artist employs processes of degradation (such as burning, smashing, shattering, melting, defacing, eating, regurgitating, etc.) Khalaf earned her BA from San Diego State University, and MFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her works have been exhibited at Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; Gallery Four, Baltimore; 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica and the ISE Cultural Foundation, New York. Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Chris Duncan MAR 28, 2018 ARTIST LECTURE SERIES: CHRIS DUNCAN 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Chris Duncan is an Oakland-based artist who employs repetition and accumulation as a basis for experiments in visual and sound based media. An overriding theme in current works is the use of natural forces, such as the sun and the moon, as conceptual and compositional prompts for both sonic and visual efforts. Outside of his studio practice he organizes events and runs a small artist book press and record label called LAND AND SEA with his wife. Duncan earned his BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and his MFA in Art Practice from Stanford University. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Berkeley Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.