Enact, Embark's SF International Arts Festival Show

Enact is a sampling of contemporary performance art by Bay Area MFA students and graduates. Performing and visual artists, Minoosh Zomorodina, Christopher Squier, Lorenzo Cardim and Marissa Katarina Bergmann utilize light, sound and movement giving life to components of human experience and highlighting the power of individual action. They address issues from our response to natural disaster to our relationship with historical architecture in three acts throughout the spaces of Fort Mason's Firehouse venue. 

Dates:
Friday, May 20th, 9:30pm
Saturday, May 21st, 7:00pm
Sunday, May 22nd, 5:00pm

Venue: The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture

 

The Artists

Christopher Squier, SFAI '15, is a San Francisco-based, interdisciplinary artist working primarily with sculpture and digital media. His work explores urban infrastructure, linguistics, and material notions of place within a modern, nomadic way of life. Recently, he has shown in Boston, Córdoba, Prague and San Francisco, and is preparing a residency in Trondheim, Norway in summer 2016. He received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015), a BA in Art from Grinnell College (2013), and currently serves as the inaugural Kadist + SFAI Fellow (2015-2016).

Christopher Squier, SFAI '15, is a San Francisco-based, interdisciplinary artist working primarily with sculpture and digital media. His work explores urban infrastructure, linguistics, and material notions of place within a modern, nomadic way of life. Recently, he has shown in Boston, Córdoba, Prague and San Francisco, and is preparing a residency in Trondheim, Norway in summer 2016. He received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015), a BA in Art from Grinnell College (2013), and currently serves as the inaugural Kadist + SFAI Fellow (2015-2016).

Marissa Katarina Bergmann (Aimari), CCA '15, is an artist, photographer, filmmaker, and vocalist based in San Francisco. She received a BA in Visual and Media Studies, Documentary Studies, and Photography from Duke University, and holds an MFA from California College of the Arts. She creates intimate environments that exist as sincere meditations on love, spirituality, synchronicity, and the intersection of personal, cultural, and political healing through installation, performance, poetry, storytelling, and sound. Her works have been featured nationally and internationally in galleries, universities, and film festivals in San Francisco, Oakland, Durham, Chapel Hill, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and Florence, Italy.

Marissa Katarina Bergmann (Aimari), CCA '15, is an artist, photographer, filmmaker, and vocalist based in San Francisco. She received a BA in Visual and Media Studies, Documentary Studies, and Photography from Duke University, and holds an MFA from California College of the Arts. She creates intimate environments that exist as sincere meditations on love, spirituality, synchronicity, and the intersection of personal, cultural, and political healing through installation, performance, poetry, storytelling, and sound. Her works have been featured nationally and internationally in galleries, universities, and film festivals in San Francisco, Oakland, Durham, Chapel Hill, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and Florence, Italy.

Minoosh (Raheleh) Zomorodinia, SFAI 15', is an Iranian photographer, performer and video artist. She believes in and trusts the intuitive creative process to reveal and give form to unconscious and deeper mysterious truths. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Isfahan in Iran, Pori Art Museum in Finland, Marin Community Foundation in Novato, and the Nevada Museum of Art.  She received an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015), an MA in Graphic Design (2006) and a BA in photography from Azad Islamic University in Tehran (1998).

Minoosh (Raheleh) Zomorodinia, SFAI 15', is an Iranian photographer, performer and video artist. She believes in and trusts the intuitive creative process to reveal and give form to unconscious and deeper mysterious truths. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Isfahan in Iran, Pori Art Museum in Finland, Marin Community Foundation in Novato, and the Nevada Museum of Art.  She received an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (2015), an MA in Graphic Design (2006) and a BA in photography from Azad Islamic University in Tehran (1998).

Lorenzo Cardim, CCA 16', completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Corcoran School of Art + Design in 2014 while concurrently studying with the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company. After graduation, he spent a season as Visiting Artist at Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, where he designed and directed a weekly philosophy seminar. Cardim is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, California. Cardim’s works have been featured nationally and internationally in galleries, film festivals, and museums in Washington, D.C., New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, and Milan, Italy.

Lorenzo Cardim, CCA 16', completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Corcoran School of Art + Design in 2014 while concurrently studying with the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company. After graduation, he spent a season as Visiting Artist at Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, Maryland, where he designed and directed a weekly philosophy seminar. Cardim is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco, California. Cardim’s works have been featured nationally and internationally in galleries, film festivals, and museums in Washington, D.C., New York City, Oakland, San Francisco, and Milan, Italy.