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The Queer Cultural Center presents From Self to #Selfie, June 3–30, 2017

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) as part of the 2017 National Queer Arts Festival, From Self to #Selfie will open on Saturday, June 3. Curated by artistic director Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance/video …

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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 …

The Third Muslim

Calling Artists for SOMArts Curatorial Residency exhibition The Third Muslim

The Third Muslim: Queer and Trans* Muslim Narratives of Resistance and Resilience is a series of curated events and a mixed-media exhibition organized by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Yas Ahmed. The Third Muslim will debut January 25–February 25, 2018 as …

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The Black Lives Masquerade in Oakland, Sunday, July 2, 2017, 1–4 pm

SOMArts is proud to partner with the Global Street Dance Masquerade and Artistic Director Rashad Pridgen to present: The Black Lives Masquerade & The Elevation of Black Men on East 14th in OaklandThis creative direct action is the closing instalment of The Global Street …

Zakiya Harris

The Black Woman is God, July 20–August 26, 2017

Zakiya Harris, digital film still from “Abracadabrakafrika.” Photo courtesy of Nye’ Lyn Tho, 2017. Co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution is a group visual art exhibition with free admission celebrating the Black female presence as …

Marissa Arterberry

The Black Woman is God Opening Reception, July 20, 6pm–midnight

Marissa Arterberry, “Kreation Funkstress,” Acrylic paint, oil pastel, and glitter on canvas, 2014. Opening with a public reception on Thursday, July 20, 6pm–midnight, The Black Woman is God celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the …

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Kristen Wong in The Ramp Gallery, May 18–June 20, 2017

Nothing You’ve Heard About Me Is True is a series of self portraits about mental illness that run parallel to her previous solo exhibition, Everything You’ve Heard About Me Is True. Nothing You’ve Heard owns up to and embraces the performative …

Yasmin Sayyed

The Black Woman is God Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, July 22, 1–4 pm

The Black Woman is God exhibiting artist Yasmin Sayyed, “Complicated, lovely Sisters,” Acrylic on canvas. 2016. SOMArts, the California Digital Library and Art Practical present a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon in conjunction with The Black Woman is God exhibition to raise the online visibility …