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Past Exhibitions

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January 11 - February 3, 2024

The first MFA in Visual Arts group exhibition held in the Mandeville Art Gallery since 2015, NOT NOW BUT NOW features six emerging artists who reckon with the impossibility of now through urgent evocations of past and future. Spanning photography, film/video, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, and performance, the works in the exhibition reimagine communal archives and ancestral histories, contest colonial narratives of progress and discovery, and portray the body as defiantly present, undergoing constant movement and transformation.  

Participating Artists:

Deanna Barahona, JAX, Jun!yi Min, Naomi Nadreau, Chanell Stone, Nathan Storey

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October 7 - December 9, 2023

The group exhibition How We Gather investigates the notion and enactment of solidarity across various contemporary artists’ practices through the lens of the pandemic. The state of emergency brought on by COVID-19 both magnified existing structures of precarity and inequity, while also strengthening social bonds.

Participating Artists:

Zarouhie Abdalian, Adelita Husni-Bey, Pia Camil, Cog•nate Collective, Kimi Hanauer, Susan Jahoda and Caroline Woolard, Elana Mann, noé olivas, Nina Sarnelle and Selwa Sweidan, Alice Yuan Zhang

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July 1 - October 2, 2023

Nature Scene is a program presented on the Mandeville Art Gallery’s exterior screen featuring work by digital artists that have been commissioned or specifically adapted for the space. The works use artificial intelligence, generative algorithms, 3D scanning, and more to depict the influence of technological evolution on the staging and mediation of the natural world. It is on view daily from 7 am to 10 pm.

Participating Artists:

Anna Carreras, Entangled Others (Sofia Crespo & Feileacan McCormick), Tiare Ribeaux, Nicolas Sassoon, Clement Valla, Qianqian Ye

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March 4 - June 17, 2023

The first UC San Diego Visual Arts faculty show organized since 2015, ARE WE NOT DRAWN ONWARD TO NEW ERA presents work by new faculty who have joined the department over the past eight years. The exhibition marks the grand reopening of the Mandeville Art Gallery after a period of closure for extensive renovation.

Participating Artists:

Memo Akten, Danielle Dean, dean erdmann, Malik Gaines, Mariah Garnett, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Lorena Mostajo, My Barbarian, Alexandro Segade, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Pinar Yoldas