Graduate Lecture Series

Engage with local and international art communities.

Fridays at 4:30pm
Osher Lecture Hall | SFAI—Chestnut Street Campus

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.


FREE + OPEN TO ALL!


Past Events

Bean Gilsdorf: Soft Histories
Friday, Nov 2, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Jarrett Earnest: What it Means to Write About Art: Notes on the Future of Criticism
Friday, Oct 26, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Frank Smigiel: Thinking Inside the Box, or Building Institutional Walls
Friday, Oct 19, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Ad Minoliti: Non-Binary Geometry and Feminist Expanded Painting
Friday, Oct 12, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Peggy Phelan: Contact Warhol: Photography Without End
Friday, Sep 14, 2018
4:30PM - 6:00PM
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Opening Reception: The Invitation to Forget You is One I Must Decline
Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018
5:00PM - 7:00PM
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Sofía Córdova: The Thread of Operations is Broken
Monday, Jul 30, 2018
6:30PM
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Benjamin Britton: The Incandescent Sub-Present
Monday, Jul 23, 2018
6:30PM
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Rudy Lemcke: The New World: Of Video Games and Museums
Monday, Jul 16, 2018
6:30PM
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2018 Summer Symposium // Uprising
Saturday, Jul 14, 2018
1:00PM - 4:00PM
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Aaron Terry: Art in the Age of #instagood Production
Monday, Jun 25, 2018
6:30PM
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Julia Bryan-Wilson: Minds over Matter
Friday, Apr 27, 2018
4:30PM
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Dodie Bellamy: Hoarding as Écriture
Friday, Apr 20, 2018
4:30PM
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Gabriel Menotti: Forensic Hallucinations
Friday, Apr 13, 2018
4:30PM
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Mildred Howard: Parenthetically Thinking
Friday, Mar 2, 2018
4:30PM
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Christopher Coppola: CRC The Juggler
Friday, Feb 16, 2018
4:30PM
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John Sanborn: Gilligan’s Wake
Friday, Feb 9, 2018
4:30PM
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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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Terry Powers: Method Acting
Tuesday, Nov 14, 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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Ingrid LaFleur: In the Face of the Unchanging: Pleasure, Politics & Possibilities
Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Lava Thomas
Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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Stefan Kürten: Perfect World
Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
7:00PM - 9:00PM
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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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