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thumbnail image link to eventCarolina Caycedo

Remote Guest Lecture

April 8, 2022
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PDT
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Carolina Caycedo (1978) is a Colombian, London-born, multidisciplinary artist known for her performances, videos, artist’s books, sculptures, and installations that examine environmental and social issues. Her work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory as a fundamental element for non-repetition of violence against human and nonhuman entities. She lives and works in Los Angeles. 

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Remote Guest Lecture

April 15, 2022
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PDT
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Hyphen-Labs is an international collective working at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. Through their global vision and multi-disciplinary backgrounds they are driven to create engaging ways to explore planetary-centered design. In the process they challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing collective needs and experiences at the center of evolving narratives.

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alexis hithe: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: April 21, 6:00 p.m.
Closing Celebration: April 28, 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: April 25 - April 28, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Main Gallery, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

LET THAT WINDOW BE A DOOR: an installation of 29, or 30 or a Thousand-Million Mirrors with new experimental video work by alexis hithe.

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Maria Antonia Eguiarte Souza: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: April 28, 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours & Performances: April 29-30 & May 2-5, 3:00 p.m.
Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

In “Tomándome mi tiempo, conversaciones en la morada interior” you walk into a candlelit limbo, an in-between places, a liminal pocket of disfigured time and space. Here I meet with Santa Teresa and experience transcendental, faith fueled conversation with her, we find ourselves dismembered, lost, used.

Gathering of Students and Colleagues in honor of Jack Greensteinblack & white photo of young jack

April 30, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg. UC San Diego


A series of speakers will honor Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Visual Arts Department at UCSD, Jack Greenstein.

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kelechi agwuncha: MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 5 - May 7, 2022
Video Installation Screenings & Performances : 7:00 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: May 7, 7:00 p.m.
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg. UC San Diego

tether is a video installation that meditates on kelechi agwuncha's subconscious childhood memories of performance. it documents a new ritual that bridges their memories of playing the recess game, "tetherball" and witnessing traditional Ojiọnu Igbo masquerade figures gesture in a kind of spectacular, uncensored reality.

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Isidro Pérez García: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 5, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: May 7, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; May 9, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: May 12, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Main Gallery, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

Working from within a campesino urbano cosmos, this gallery installation of thirteen artworks is centered on the complex question of how to reconnect with indigenous worlds from the positionality of a de-indigenized indigenous person.

Global Freedom Struggles from Kashmir to Palestineevent poster

May 9, 2022
4:00 - 5:30 p.m. PDT
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This virtual panel discusses the linked global struggles against colonial occupation in Palestine and Kashmir. Learn from our panel of experts about the ongoing struggles in these places, the global movement for decolonization and deoccupation, and the possibilities and limitations of the university as a site of solidarity.

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Adam D. Kamil Guest Lecture

May 11, 2022
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. PDT
Price Center Theater, UC San Diego


Alex Rivera is an award-winning filmmaker whose work explores themes of globalization, migration, and technology. Alex Rivera is a 2021 MacArthur Fellow, Sundance Fellow, Creative Capital Grantee and was The Rothschild Lecturer at Harvard University. He studied at Hampshire College and lives in Los Angeles. To honor the memory of their son, the Kamil family established the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards and Lecture Series.

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Victor Castañeda: MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 11 - May 20, 2022
Performances: May 16 - May 18, 5:00 p.m.
Closing Reception: May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

"Blight Birth Burning in Brine is reimagining my feelings of my personal memories through misremembering, adding, and subtracting its details. Blurring truth and fiction to create new imagined memories."

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First Year MFA Show

Reception: May 14, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: May 13 - May 15, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave. San Diego

A group exhibition by the first year students of the Visual Arts MFA program: JAX, Deanna Barahona, Emily Greenberg, Gustavo Martinez, Junyi Min, Naomi Nadreau, Chanell Stone, and Nathan Storey.


Papadopoulos Short Film Festivalevent poster

Hosted by MFA candidate alexis hithe

May 19, 2022, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Mom's Cafe, Muir College, UC San Diego

Including short films by Zeinabu Irene Davis, Michelle Parkerson, Canelle Aponte Pearson, Stefani Saintonge, and Yvonne Michelle Shirley. This event is co-sponsored by the Black Studies Project, Visual Arts, Ethnic Studies, Muir College, Mom's Cafe, and LGBTQIA+ LLC.


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Matt Williams: MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 19 - 20 & 23 - 27, 11:00 - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Reception: May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Main Gallery, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

To make an appointment, please email

12th Annual Adam D. Kamil Media Awardsphoto of Adam Kamil holding a video camera

May 20, 2022
5:30 - 8:30 p.m. PDT
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

The Adam D. Kamil Media Awards were developed to help UC San Diego undergraduates polish their skills in film production and to help them realize their creative potential in this field. All submissions will be viewable in the Kamil Gallery May 17-20, and in the Kamil Gallery Online.

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Reception: May 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

Visit the Kamil Gallery to see work by the senior undergraduate Studio Art majors.


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beck haberstroh: MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 25 - May 27, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Performances: June 1, 6:00 p.m.; June 2, 6:00 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: June 2, 5:30 p.m.
Performance Space, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

In this panoramic shadow play, a person encounters a clone of their face in a database.

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Taylor Chapin: MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 30 - June 3, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. or by appointment
Reception: June 2, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Main Gallery, Visual Arts Facility UC San Diego

We Got Here Under False Pretenses is a painting-based show exploring the obfuscation of forms via covering, resulting in multi-layered, illusory facades. Human bodies and consumer goods are ensconced in pattern and color, emphasizing their inherent banality while simultaneously enshrining and transforming their visual structures of identification as a way of critiquing the perception of value.

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2022 Studio Honors Show

May 30 - June 3, 2022, 12:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Reception: June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

Visit the Kamil Gallery to see works by the Studio Honors students: Tony Anguiano, Grant Blades, Vicki Huang, Jessica Kamman, Vanessa Machin, Miranda May, Liam Morrill, Raul Noriega, Nadia Talamantez, Kiko Thomas, Nomi Winsor, and Coco Yu.

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2022 ICAM Senior Show

June 7 - June 9, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reception: June 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Adam D. Kamil Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego

Featuring the senior projects from Interdisciplinary Computing & the Arts Majors (ICAM): Daniel Sosa-Cobo, Jazmin Lopez, Sarah Dweck, Stephen Flynn, Austin Huynh, Camille Sheng, Denni Dominguez, Angel Mai, Lijie(Jane) Liu, Marina Kim, Yuu Wong, Sharon Liu, Yuzi Chu, Hayden Kim, Caiyi Li, Grace Lee, Liandong Zhou, Derick Ma, Ren Neuhoff, Ben Reed, Eejen Wu, Kiefer Martin, Ran Cao, Zhilin Li, and Sofia Boss.

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2022 Graduating MFA Exhibition

Reception: June 18, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
June 17 - June 19, 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
5838 Perry Dr. Culver City CA

Taylor Chapin, Maria Antonia Eguiarte Souza, Matthew Williams, Isidro Pérez García, beck haberstroh, Edith Love, alexis hithe, Victor Castañeda H, Abdul Kircher, and kelechi agwuncha. With support from Redcar Properties Ltd. "There are many connections that thread and, at times, stitch the works of these artists together. A bonfire is a celebratory burn. People drink and revel in community (talk, kiss, etc.) while illuminated and warmed by the flames. This Bonfire is revelatory, cleansing, and a sign of great things to come from these artists." – Dillon Chapman (MFA 2020)

Recent Publications

Field Journal #21Field Journal logo

Founded & Edited by Professor Grant Kester

We are living through a singular cultural moment in which the conventional relationship between art and the social world, and between artist and viewer, is being questioned and renegotiated. FIELD responds to the remarkable proliferation of new artistic practices devoted to forms of political, social and cultural transformation.

GRAD Exhibitions


This site includes documentation of solo thesis shows from graduating MFA students as well as First Year Reviews. Past exhibitions include the 2022 & 2021 Open Studios and the 2021 & 2020 graduating MFA exhibitions.

Kamil Gallery


The Adam D. Kamil Gallery is now also online. This gallery is a site for undergraduate art shows and hosts the annual reception and exhibition for students that participate in the Adam D. Kamil Media Awards. Visual Arts majors and minors at the junior or senior level are eligible to submit a proposal to show in the Kamil Gallery for one week during the academic school year. Past online exhibitions remain viewable with the artists' permission.