DeFremery Park, 1965-1970
October 1 - December 15, 2013
As staff photographer for the Oakland Tribune between 1968-1982, Kenneth P. Green Sr. captured in the still image some of the most dramatic and dynamic social changes occurring not only in Oakland, but in our time.
In Search of Home
March 20 - June 29, 2014
In Search of Home, images created from plant clippings, rocks, and dirt, traces the artist’s travels across the country, tracing the paths of her ancestors from entry to the US to the present.
Theory of SurvivalFabrications
January 15, 2013 - March 15, 2014
During a residence at CIIS, artist Taraneh Hemami will conduct investigations for Theory of Survival: Fabrications, an exhibition and publication project that will make visible intentionally erased histories of dissent in Iran.
Reaching outside the walls of the Institution, The Arts at CIIS launched a billboard project which will feature the work of ten contemporary artists in 2013.
1453 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94103
The Arts at CIIS maintains an active program of 12 to 15 exhibitions per year, making visible a diverse array of voices grappling with today's urgent social, ecological, and aesthetic questions. We are currently focusing on the complexities, histories, and challenges of our relationship with the landscape, whether through myth, memory, or revealing natural processes.
The mission of CHROMA is to reframe pluralism in photographic exhibitions and publications.
CHROMA is an exhibition and publications project of The Arts at CIIS, fostering pluralism within the field of photography and lens-based media by supporting the work of emerging artists of African, Latino, Native American, Middle Eastern, North African, Asian, and Pacific Island heritage.
Exhibiting artists since January 2010 include: Pablo Cristi, Maria Adela Diaz, Pato Hebert, Jesse Houlding, Deborah Jack, Christopher Lavery, Oscar Palacio, Omar Pimienta, Karen Seneferu, Pallavi Sharma, Shizue Siegel, Masako Takahashi, Cynthia Tom, Julie Tsuchiya, Renee Prisble Una, Annie Vought, Debra Walker, Suné Woods, and Ethan Worden.
Working with student organizations to foster dialogue about the intersections between art and other disciplines, and participating in local efforts to use the arts to empower individuals and communities, we strive to build community through the arts, both within the Institute and beyond.
Arts at CIIS
With 12-15 annual art exhibitions, artist lectures, and interdisciplinary conversations, The Arts at CIIS promotes dialogue across disciplines, and within and between communities, about the arts, visual culture, and social change. The Arts at CIIS relies on the generosity of its donors to fulfill its mission of celebrating creativity, community engagement, and integrative approaches to the social questions facing contemporary society through art. We thank you in advance for your generous contribution.