Pop-Up Art Installations
Curated State promotes Bay Area artists through alternative venues and projects. Since the beginning of 2019, our business shifted to exclusively developing pop-up art shows featuring local artists in a variety of locations around the city: galleries, art buildings, empty storefronts and regular venues including Avenue in Bernal Heights. In the 7 years that Curated State has existed, we have designed, handled, installed and managed nearly 80 discrete art exhibits showing the work of hundreds of artists.
In 2019 we collaborated with two local organizations to develop and implement two artist residencies: the first was in partnership with Gardenville Station featuring the work of David Aaron Smith, a Death Valley artist working with found objects to create portraits of Bayview activists and community workers. The second, in collaboration with Spike Kahn of the Pacific Felt Factory, sponsored a new residency with Mozambican photographer Amilton Neves Cune. In 2020, Curated State partnered with Renée DeCarlo of The Drawing Room to curate "Nail Fetish," a solo show by Tom Seligman, former Director of Stanford's Cantor Center. We also co-curated "Women Rising," which featured works by over 100 women artists in San Francisco and "FUTURE TENSE: What Has (Not) Happened (Yet)," featuring work by 28 local artists.
In early 2021 we launched the Inside/Outside Project in collaboration with The Drawing Room, in response to the economic dislocation of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project aims to activate windows and vacant storefront space through art and multi-disciplinary experiences; to engage new audiences while strengthening neighborhood communities through thought-provoking and relevant curation, artistic process and dialogue; and to heighten the human experience - both that of artist and audience.
For more information, please email Courtney, or call at 415.254.4754