deYoung Museum Artist in Residence
Dec 5

deYoung Museum Artist in Residence

  • deYoung Museum

Cultural Fabric


November 2, 2016 – December 4, 2016

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday November 25, 6–8:30 pm

Miguel Arzabe shows a new series of large-scale weavings made from paper ephemera—posters, flyers, hand-outs—collected from art exhibitions. Drawing inspiration from both the traditions of indigenous textiles and modernist abstract painting, Arzabe's weavings are physical archives of cultural output and raise questions of authorship, labor, and how value is created. Museum visitors have the opportunity to work in parallel with Arzabe on their own paper weavings, working with art magazines and auction catalogs while learning simple weaving techniques.


RTS Talks
7:00 pm19:00

RTS Talks

Real Time and Space is excited to host artist talks by Constance Hockaday, our January/February artist in residence, and San Francisco based visual artist, Miguel Arzabe.  Join us on Sunday February 28th at 7pm!

Indigo Mind
6:00 pm18:00

Indigo Mind

  • StoreFront Lab

StoreFront Lab

Opening September 26, 2015

Indigo Mind is an ambitious group exhibition celebrating the work of neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks. Opening September 26, 2015 at StoreFrontLab, the project features artists who explore a range of brain and body phenomena examined in Sacks’ research. These works present the influence Sacks has had on our understanding of the human condition in its limitless variation and form.

Curated by Arianne Gelardin and Cara Levine


Adrienne Adar, Sherrie Aradanas, Miguel Arzabe, AXIS Dance, Alexandra Bell, Michelle Blade, Rebeca Bollinger, Alice Bonczkowski, Terri Bowden, Lisa Bufano, Shannon Bronson, Casey Byrnes, James Davis, Gina Demerell, Chris Downey, Arianne Gelardin, Sonsheree Giles, Emilie Gossiaux, Casey Gray, Lauren Hartman, Kathleen Henderson, Desiree Holman, Jennifer Justice, Lynn Kirby, Petra Kuppers and Olimpias, Dohee Lee, Cara Levine, Neil Marcus, Paulino Martin, Anna Mayer, Jacob Palmer, David Parsons, Carlos Perez, James Pitt, Carissa Potter, Rowland Ricketts, Ali Nashke-Messing, Tamra Seal, Katherine Sherwood, Cassie Thornton, Valerie Tribble, William Tyler, Monica Valentine, Merrit Wallace


ArtHike: Daniel Canogar
10:00 am10:00

ArtHike: Daniel Canogar

Daniel Canogar came from Madrid, Spain in order to install new commissioned video works for a private collector in Silicon Valley. On his day off, a group of 4 including archaeologist Annie Danis from UC Berkeley joined him on a hike on the Albany bulb, where we explored the remains of former landfill that has served as a hub for artists and a community of homeless persons.  As state interests are changing the look and function of the land through construction and evictions, we discussed who owns the past and the ways people exert agency through creative reuse.

Caprichos Anatomicos
Sep 5

Caprichos Anatomicos

  • Works


Opening Reception: with South First Fridays art walk
Friday, September 4, 7-10pm

New hours for this exhibition:
Fridays 12-6, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4

Exhibition on view through Sunday, September 20W

Caprichos Anatomicos is about artists depicting obsession through abstraction: mania, fascination, fixation, passion, and preoccupation. Through abstraction, the artist is reducing focus—focusing on one obsession—a word, an image, a gesture. Abstraction becomes the complexity: erasing what we don’t need, we will find what we want. Curated by Angelica Muro and Juan Luna-Avin.

Participating Artists:
Facundo Aragañaraz
Miguel Arzabe
Sofia Cordova
Juan Luna-Avin
Angelica Muro
Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Project 387
Aug 16

Project 387

I'll be attending an artist residency on the Mendocino Coast for two weeks in August. I'm very excited to have this special opportunity!

Possibilities of Paper
Jul 12

Possibilities of Paper

  • Montalvo Arts Center

One of my paper weavings is featured in Possibilities of Paper at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California.

Las Cosas que Pintan / Painting in an Expansive Field
May 12

Las Cosas que Pintan / Painting in an Expansive Field

  • Verge Center for the Arts


Opening Reception: Thursday April 9th, 6-9pm

Verge Center for the Arts and CULT | Aimee Friberg Exhibitions are pleased to present Las Cosas que Pintan / Painting in an Expansive Field, a two-person exhibition curated by Aimee Friberg on view from April 9 through May 17 at Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento. The exhibition features sound and video installation by Argentinian artist Juan Sorrentino and painting, video, and works on paper by San Francisco-based artist Miguel Arzabe. The works in the show take as their starting point a field of painting that has been thoroughly examined and expanded by numerous other artists since the advent of Modernism. Rather than attempting to push these boundaries further for the sake of ambition and innovation, Sorrentino and Arzabe investigate the existing landscape of the medium to look for space in which poetic gesture and thoughtful intention combine to reveal truthful contradictions of human experience. The artists’ sensibilities draw from diverse sources––ranging from Modernist painting and conceptual art to indigenous crafts such as weaving and storytelling––while resisting rigid boundaries and literal translations.

Silent Hike
9:00 am09:00

Silent Hike

  • Headlands Center for the Arts

Join me for a silent walk to a beautiful vista. The walk is organized as part of the Headlands Center for the Arts public program Desire Trails. A delicious meal will be provided in the Mess Hall following the walk which will last approximately 1 hour.

Price: $35 | $25 HCA Members

Includes a post-trek meal
in the Mess Hall