Asma kazmi, brewster kahle, & aimee friberg

Tuesday may 16, 2017 @ 7pm

oakland, CA

Internet Archive Headquarters in San Francisco

Internet Archive Headquarters in San Francisco


Asma Kazmi creates transdisciplinary works where people, media, and objects come together.  She is the recipient of many awards including the Al-Falah Grant, CMES, UC Berkeley; Fulbright Research Award, (CIES) to India; the Faculty Research Grant, CalArts; the Great Rivers Biennial, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Rocket Grant, the Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University; At the Edge, the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has exhibited at venues such as the Farar Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Worth Ryder Gallery, UC Berkeley; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; H&R Block Space, Kansas City; Grand Arts, Kansas City; University of Missouri, St. Louis; The Guild Gallery, New York; Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels, Belgium; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois in Chicago. Kazmi has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Kansas City Art Institute, and CalArts, where she was permanent faculty and co-program director of the Art Program. Currently, she is an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. Asma Kazmi was born & raised in Karachi, Pakistan.

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge.  He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world.  Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a supercomputer maker.  In 1989, Kahle created the Internet’s first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to in 1999.  The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 25 petabytes of data—the books, Web pages, music, television, and software, working with more than 450 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all.

Aimee Friberg is an artist-curator and the founding director of CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, which she launched in San Francisco in 2013. CULT presents cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists who bridge formal, conceptual and process based investigations exploring the human condition. Friberg considers her role as gallerist to be an ongoing durational performance work. CULT’s exhibitions have been featured in Artforum, Frieze, Artsy, Art Practical, SFAQ/NYAQ, Art ltd, San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7 Magazine, KQED, Squarecylinder and Hyperallergic, among others. Prior to opening CULT, Friberg held various curatorial and film programming roles. From 2005 until 2008 she served at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, curating and producing public programs. Additionally, she served as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees at the San Francisco Cinematheque, was a supporting member of SFMOMA’s SECA and a founding member of the West Coast Council of Artadia. Friberg is also the founder of Gallery Extrana, a space for experimental works, films and music in Berkeley from 2008-2011.  Aimee has performed, exhibited and presented screenings in various institutions and galleries across the country and abroad, including: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Lab, Southern Exposure and Galeria de la Raza (SF); University of Washington’s Henry Art and Jacob Lawrence Galleries (Seattle); Kitchen Center for Media (New York); Havana International Film Festival (Havana, Cuba) and FIFI Projects and Zona Maco (Mexico City, Mexico). For more information, please visit

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