Graduate Lecture Series

Engage with local and international art communities.

Designed as an integral component of SFAI’s graduate curricula, the Graduate Lecture Series (GLS) puts students, alumni, and the general public in direct dialogue with major thought-leaders from the international community. The series relies on the critical exchange between guest and audience to promote a diverse and robust learning environment.

Fall 2017

Visiting Artists and Scholars + Graduate Lecture Series

Laura Kipnis | Monday, October 2
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley | Tuesday, October 17 
Graduate Lecture Series in partnership with San Francisco Cinematheque
Introduction by Tanya Zimbardo

Stefan Kürten | Thursday, October 19
Graduate Lecture Series

Lava Thomas | Tuesday, October 24
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Ingrid LaFleur | Tuesday, October 31
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Michelle Handelman | Tuesday, November 7
Graduate Lecture Series in partnership with SFMOMA

Terry Powers, Richard Diebenkorn Teaching Fellow | Tuesday, November 14
Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series

Tonel | Tuesday, November 28
Graduate Lecture Series

Lava Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Ingrid LaFleur: In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires
Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Terry Powers: Method Acting
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Tonel: Self-Portrait of the Artist as an Organic Intellectual
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Past Events

Screening: Five Artists: BillBobBillBillBob by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley
Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Laura Kipnis
Monday, Oct 2, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Chris Sollars: S.O.S. Sollars on Site
Friday, Jul 21, 2017
6:30PM
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2017 Summer Symposium // I Object!
Saturday, Jul 15, 2017
9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Taraneh Hemami: Common Space
Friday, Jul 14, 2017
6:30PM
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Frank Smigiel: Notes on Imagined Community
Friday, Jul 7, 2017
6:30PM
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Asma Kazmi: Cranes & Cube and Other Works
Friday, Jun 30, 2017
6:30PM
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Donna Haraway: Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
7:00PM
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Alva Noë: Art and Entanglement
Friday, Apr 14, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Sharon Louden: The Artist as Culture Producer
Friday, Apr 7, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Helina Metaferia: Rooted Movements
Friday, Mar 31, 2017
5:30PM
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Ebitenyefa Baralaye: Stakes in Psychologically Generative Form
Friday, Mar 10, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Libby Black: Fashion, Lesbian Culture, and Addiction
Friday, Mar 3, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Boreth Ly: Of Borders and Burdens of (Un)Belonging
Friday, Feb 24, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Lindsey White
Friday, Feb 17, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Cliff Hengst: I Hope I See It in My Lifetime
Friday, Feb 3, 2017
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Johanna Burton: Atmosphere and Affect in Contemporary Exhibitions
Friday, Dec 2, 2016
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Yung Jake: A Lecture
Friday, Nov 18, 2016
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Gender in Translation, After Hours
Friday, Nov 4, 2016
4:30PM - 10:00PM
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Diana Shpungin: Drawing from Empathy
Friday, Oct 28, 2016
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Huey Copeland: Solar Ethic
Friday, Sep 30, 2016
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Pablo D’Antoni: For Bill
Friday, Sep 16, 2016
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Nick Sousanis: Unflattening: Revolutionizing Thought in Comics
Friday, Sep 9, 2016
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Allan deSouza
Friday, Jul 29, 2016
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Dena Beard
Friday, Jul 22, 2016
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Allison Smith
Friday, Jul 8, 2016
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Ella Diaz
Friday, Jun 24, 2016
6:30PM - 8:00PM
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Summer Symposium // Stimulus Packages: Politics, Pleasure, Aesthetics
Friday, Jun 17, 2016 - Saturday, Jun 18, 2016
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Amanda Beech
Friday, Apr 29, 2016
4:30PM
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Graduate Open Studios
Saturday, Apr 16, 2016
12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Krista Thompson
Friday, Apr 8, 2016
4:30PM
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Ana Teresa Fernandez
Friday, Apr 1, 2016
4:30PM
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Nicole Archer
Friday, Mar 4, 2016
4:30PM
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Postcommodity
Friday, Feb 19, 2016
4:30PM
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Marco Rios
Friday, Feb 12, 2016
4:30PM
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Douglas Dunn
Friday, Jan 29, 2016
7:00PM
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Sarah Thornton
Friday, Nov 13, 2015
4:30PM
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Nate Page
Friday, Nov 6, 2015
4:30PM
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Zarouhie Abdalian
Friday, Oct 30, 2015
4:30PM
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Ronak K. Kapadia
Friday, Oct 23, 2015
4:30PM
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Maria Elena Gonzalez
Friday, Oct 9, 2015
4:30PM
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Emily Mast
Friday, Oct 2, 2015
4:30PM
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David Getsy
Friday, Sep 25, 2015
4:30PM
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Charles Hobson
Friday, Jul 31, 2015
6:30PM
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Laura Richard
Friday, Jul 24, 2015
6:30PM
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Stanya Kahn
Friday, Jul 17, 2015
6:30PM
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Kim Anno
Friday, Jul 10, 2015
6:30PM
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Alejandro Almanza Pereda
Friday, Jun 26, 2015
6:30PM
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Erick Beltrán
Friday, Apr 24, 2015
4:30PM
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Jonn Herschend
Friday, Apr 10, 2015
4:30PM
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Shaun Leonardo
Friday, Mar 6, 2015
4:30PM
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Eva Hayward
Friday, Feb 27, 2015
4:30PM
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Rirkrit Tiravanija
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
7:00PM
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Asuka Ohsawa
Friday, Feb 6, 2015
4:30PM
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Jennifer A. González
Friday, Jan 30, 2015
4:30PM
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Briony Fer
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Linda Mary Montano
Friday, Oct 31, 2014
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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John Divola
Friday, Oct 17, 2014
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Blake Stimson
Friday, Oct 10, 2014
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Wong Kit Yi
Friday, Oct 3, 2014
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Matthew Goulish
Friday, Sep 26, 2014
4:30PM - 6:30PM
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Chip Lord
Friday, Sep 19, 2014
4:30PM
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Mike Osterhout
Friday, Sep 12, 2014
4:30PM
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John De Fazio
Monday, Aug 25, 2014
1:00PM
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