Haleigh Nickerson, Rory Padeken, and cyrus Yoshi tabar

September 17, 2019

Oakland, CA

Soul Out The Blocks , 2017, by Haleigh Nickerson

Soul Out The Blocks, 2017, by Haleigh Nickerson

Haleigh Nickerson is a multidisciplinary artist originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. In 2017, Nickerson earned her MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons: The New School for Design. Prior, in 2015, Nickerson received her Bachelor's in Art Practice with a minor in Ethnic Studies from The University of California, Berkeley. Nickerson’s works explore notions of race, gender, desire and power through works that take the form of photography, video/film, sculpture, installation, and performance.

Rory Padeken is associate curator at the San José Museum of Art, where he has worked in the curatorial department since 2011. He was formerly Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Recently organized exhibitions includeBeta Space: Pae White, Dinh Q. Lê: True Journey Is Return, Won Ju Lim: California Dreamin’, Border Cantos: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, Tabaimo: Her Room, Beta Space: Diana Thater, and David Levinthal: Make Believe. His essay on the work of artist Tomokazu Matsuyama appears in Tomokazu Matsuyama: Oh Magic Night (Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation, 2017). He received a BA in history of art from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in visual and critical studies from California College of the Arts, San Francisco.

Cyrus Yoshi Tabar is an American filmmaker based in Oakland. He uses filmmaking to explore personal histories in perpetual motion. As an Iranian-Japanese-American, Cyrus externalizes the ambiguity of his multi-cultural identity into vibrant landscapes on the screen. His work has screened at Slamdance, CAAMFest, Antimatter Media Arts film festival. He currently teaches at California College of the Arts.


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