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Spring 2020 – Artist as Curator: An Intro to Curatorial Practice | San Francisco Art Institute | Thursday, 05. March 2020

Artist as Curator: An Intro to Curatorial PracticeSherwin Rio 6 sessions >> Thursdays, March 5- April 96:00-9:00pm, 16C, $295
This course will provide students with the foundational knowledge, historical study, site visits, and hands-on experience to frame curatorial practice through the lens of an artist-curator. Through the textual and in-person examination of exhibitions— their metaphorical approaches, conceptual thematics/contexts, messaging, and viewership— this course will help students demystify the role of curation and draw out the work that an exhibition is doing. Students can expect a current Bay Area artist-curator guest lecturer, an off-campus site visit, and collaborative in-class activity/discussion. This class will require short readings and a writing assignment.
____Sherwin Rio is an interdisciplinary artist-curator currently based in San Francisco, CA where he holds a Graduate Fellowship at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Rio was the recipient of the 2019 International Sculpture Center Residency, the 2018 Ella King Torrey Award for Innovation & Excellence in the Arts, and the San Francisco Foundation’s 2017 Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship Award. He has previously served as Curatorial Committee member and Exhibitions Fellow at Root Division and as Co-director of the Diego Rivera Gallery. Rio received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking with a minor in Art History from the University of Florida in 2014 and a dual Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Master of Arts in History and Theory of Contemporary Art degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2019. He has exhibited as a solo and collaborative artist throughout the United States.
http://sherwinrio.com/

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What is the refund policy?Refund requests must be made in writing to publiceducation@sfai.edu.
For courses that meet for ten sessions or more, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given if written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the third class. No refund is given after the class has met three times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.
For courses that meet for six sessions or fewer, a 100% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received at least five business days before the first class. After five business days before the first class, an 80% refund minus a $20 processing fee is given when written notice is received prior to the second class. No refund is given after the class has met two times. Please allow two to three weeks to receive your refund.