Past Exhibitions

Question Bridge: Black Males Question Bridge: Black Males
Question Bridge: Black Males

Question Bridge: Black Males is a collaborative multimedia project in which over 150 black men—from across the United States and also across age, class, profession, and sexuality— together explore some of the most troubling, poignant, personal, and sometimes incongruous aspects of their lived experiences.

FOREST (for a thousand years...) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller, FOREST (for a thousand years...) 2012, Installation view from dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel Germany.
FOREST (for a thousand years...) by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

FOREST (for a thousand years...), the beguiling and uncanny audio installation by renowned Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, can be experienced April 7- July 1, 2018 in the redwood grove of UC Santa Cruz's Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

Forest Law by Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares, Forest Law, 2014, Multi-channel video installation and photo-text assemblage.
Forest Law by Ursula Biemann and Paulo Tavares

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery and the Center for Creative Ecologies, is proud to present Forest Law, an exhibition by artist-researcher Ursula Biemann and architect Paulo Tavares.

Futurefarmers Wandering Residency Futurefarmers Flatbread Society Bake House in Oslo, Norway, 2017
Futurefarmers Wandering Residency

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences presents Futurefarmers and the Wandering Residency, January 15- February 1, 2019.  Based in San Francisco and Gent, Belgium, Futurefarmers includes artist Amy Franceschini, architect and philosopher Lode Vranken, artist and activist Marthe Van Dessel, and other periodic partners and collaborators.

Video Installation: Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson Unearthing Disaster II, Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
Video Installation: Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson

Unearthing Disaster I & II, a video installation by Berlin- based artists, Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson, is the result of years of research on the destruction of a pristine, mountainous forest region in Northeastern Greece by Eldorado Gold, a Canadian mining company.

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean at Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA at the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery

The Crochet Coral Reef project, by Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash.

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef project
"Look Back in Time," Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory at the San Jose ICA Lick Observatory objects, photo by David Pace
"Look Back in Time," Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory at the San Jose ICA

Look Back in Time: Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory, the first traveling exhibition of the UC Santa Cruz Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS), showed at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (SJICA) from November 12, 2016- February 26, 2017.