Author Archives: Carolina Quintanilla

Andrea Nicolette Gonzales in The Ramp Gallery, January 6–February 6, 2018

Marked explores the current work of Bay Area artist and educator Andrea Nicolette Gonzales. Andrea paints on the human body and then photographs the performance. Along with painting models she also paints herself in various performances that are documented through photography.  In the piece …

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Ozi Magaña in The Ramp Gallery, December 5–22, 2018

Ozi Magaña presents P.U.G., a body of work that shows an alternate reality where superheroes have become pug versions of themselves. As goofy as an idea as that may seem, what would superheroes be if there wasn’t a little bit …

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Jenifer K Wofford in The Ramp Gallery October 6–November 9, 2017

Jenifer K Wofford will be showcasing a series of prints in The Ramp Gallery as part of Remembrance and Resistance: Dia de los Muertos. Now in its 18th year, the annual Day of the Dead exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center offers …

Open Calls for SOMArts Curatorial Residencies, 2018–2019 Season

SOMArts Curatorial Residency is a unique opportunity for emerging curators and artists to gain mentorship and production assistance to execute a large scale exhibition in our 31,000 square foot gallery. Three residencies are awarded each season and are designed to …

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Francis Calimlim in The Ramp Gallery, September 5–October 1, 2017

Re-Turn is a series that consists of two separate projects, Balik and Isalate, which both document isolated subjects. The two larger prints feature moments of a performance piece titled Balik, which translates to “return”, where the artist tied together and …

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Zerena Diaz in The Ramp Gallery, August 8–September 3, 2017

Visions of a Queer Future explores the queering of landscapes and science fiction. Genderqueer and trans species coexist and intermix with the landscapes, forming a familiar-strange universe. Fantasy and science fiction are used to re-imagine our relationship with our bodies and the …

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Ave–Ameenah Long in The Ramp Gallery, July 18–August 8, 2017

As an Oakland native, black woman, African culture has a rich influence in Avé’s home town. This is what inspired the photographic journey in search for where Avé’s ancestors have landed in the African Diaspora. Keep it Diasporic: Colombia is …

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Lidija Ristic in The Ramp Gallery, June 20–July 18, 2017

With the visual metaphors made possible by collage Ristic can force contradictory ideas, like preciousness and waste or vulnerability and virility to co-exist in the same reality. The result of such combinations creates new perspectives through which we can view …