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 6 years that Curated State has existed, we have designed, handled, installed and managed nearly 70 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 Renee 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.
For more information, please email Courtney, or call at 415.254.4754