Jackie Im

Jackie Im is an independent curator, writer and artist living and working in Oakland, CA. She has curated exhibitions at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA; Liminal Space, Oakland, CA; S.H.E.D. Projects, Oakland, CA; Pro Arts, Oakland, CA; MacArthur B Arthur, Oakland, CA; and Queens Nails, San Francisco, CA. She has assisted on exhibitions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA; Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; and the Walter and McBean Galleries at San Francisco Art Institute. She received her BA in Art History from Mills College and her MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. She is currently the editor of Art Cards San Francisco and co-director and curator of Et al., a gallery in San Francisco.
Discussions (0) Opportunities (0) Events (33) Jobs (0)


Fri Jul 17, 2015 19:00 - Sat Aug 15, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

Esra Canoğullari
Simon Dybbroe Møller
Puppies Puppies
Sydney Shen
Nicholas Andre Sung

Reception: July 17, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

The Divorce Court: Johnson vs. Rodgers, Season 16, Episode 62, November 26, 2014

“We both have iPhones, and we both have emojis. Now, I feel like certain emojis shouldn’t just get sent to anybody. I’m referring to emojis with the heart eyes, blowing a heart kiss, whatever have you. Even the eggplant that some people refer to as male genitalia, I don’t care. It shouldn’t be used in certain contexts.”

“There’s an eggplant?”

“Yes, an eggplant emoji. But it’s referred to as male genitalia in conversations.”


Esra Canoğullari (b. 1990) lives and works in Oakland, California. After receiving a BFA from California College of the Arts in 2013, Canoğullari has participated in Yerba Buena Center for the Arts' Bay Area Now 7, Doubt It / Talk Series at n/a gallery and has had various screenings in the Bay Area including (Re)visions Festival in Oakland. Canoğullari's work focuses on creating diasporic fantasy space through sculpture, video, sound and garments.

Simon Dybbroe Møller (born 1976 in Aarhus, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin. Dybbroe Møller studied at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Art in Frankfurt am Main and at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He has had solo exhibitions at Laura Bartlett, London; Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp, Anderson's Contemporary, Copenhagen; Hyundai Gallery, Seoul; Francesca Minini, Milan; Fondazione Guiliani, Rome; C1 Kunstalle, Göppingen. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Museum Folkwang, Essen; Bregenzer Kunstverein, Bregenz; Kunstverein, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD); CCA Wattis, San Francisco; ZamekCastle, Poznan; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Extra City, Antwerp; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; as well as in biennials, including the 5th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, the 6th Nordic Biennial for Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway; and the Turin Triennial, Italy. Simon Dybbroe Møller's solo exhibition Buongiorno Signor Courbet at Francesca Minini, Milan will be on view until July 31. Upcoming solo shows include The Other Space, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen and 21er Haus, Vienna (both 2015) and Kunsthalle Sao Paulo (2016).

Woof woof Puppies Puppies woof woof woof, woof woof woof woof woof. Woof woof woof woof woof woof. Woof, woof woof woof woof woof woof woof - woof woof, woof woof woof woof woof, woof woof woof woof. Woof woof, Woof Woof woof Woof, woof Woof Woof woof woof woof woof. Woof woof woof woof woof.

Sydney Shen (b. 1989) lives and works in New York, NY. Her work was recently exhibited at Springsteen Gallery (Baltimore), American Medium (Brooklyn), Hester (New York), and Minibar (Stockholm). She is in upcoming group exhibitions at Fused Space (San Francisco) and Derek Eller (New York). Shen is co-author of Perfume Area, a book of prose newly published by Ambient Works (New York). She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2011.

Nicholas Andre Sung is a multi-disciplinary artist concerned with ontology, failure, sentimentality and queer phenomenology. Their work has been included in shows internationally and across the United States. They are the director and curator of n/a, an independent art space in Oakland, California, that provides exhibition, event, and residency opportunities.

Curated by Jackie Im


An Arbitrary Group of Paintings

Fri Jun 12, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jul 11, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

An Arbitrary Group of Paintings

Teresa Baker
Andrew Chapman
James Chronister
Bailey Hikawa
Chris Hood
Alexander Wolff

June 12 - July 11
Reception June 12, 7-10pm


Andrew McClintock: Salt Water Battery 2.0: 3.5 Volts

Fri May 22, 2015 19:00 - Sat Jun 06, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

Andrew McClintock
Salt Water Battery 2.0: 3.5 Volts
May 22 – June 6, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 7:00 - 10:00 pm


72 x 11 qt Polyethylene Containers
20 lbs Sodium Chloride
840 oz Dihydrogen Monoxide
50 lbs Cuprum
55 lbs Aluminium

Andrew McClintock is a North American based artist working in various mediums. He is the owner and director of Ever Gold Gallery (founded in 2009) Publisher and Editor in Chief of SFAQ (founded in 2010), and Director of SFAQ[Projects]. From 2012-2013 he was Interim Director of Exhibitions at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). He holds a BFA (2009) from SFAI.



Fri Apr 24, 2015 19:00 - Sat May 09, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America


New work by Oakland-based artist Chris Duncan.
April 24 - May 9, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 24, 7:00 - 10:00 pm



It's What's Inside That Counts

Fri Apr 03, 2015 19:00 - Sat Apr 18, 2015

San Francisco, California
United States of America

Leslie Kulesh
It's What's Inside That Counts
April 3 - 18, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 3, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, April 12, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Deep inside of the earth - veins necessary to power everything we hold dear. Deep inside of you - veins necessary to power everything we hold dear. Above the ground, some humans control others. Outside the body, some humans control others. The first to find the veins will pick at them, deep under ground. An iPhone vibrates in coveralls - alerting the end of the shift. There is no light inside the earth - the vibration is a physical alert. Vibrating Tungsten; the very mineral vein being mined on this shift. Above ground, through twilight, the body carries mineral crystals packed into a cloth and tightly strapped on their back. Use the power of Tungsten no more than twice a week, particularly before starting a venture you planned. The boost will help you make the right choice and avoid possible flops. Take Tin, Tantulum and Tungsten together wherever you go. Tin, a grounding stone that provides protection from danger and subdues bursts of anger and sudden impatience. Tantulum, a stone that endows weak-willed and insecure people with confidence and courage. Tungsten enhances one's stamina, and makes one's mind deep, sober and agile.

Et al. presents Leslie Kulesh's It's What's Inside That Counts, where the public is invited to contemplate a series of stuffed fabric works featuring minerals vital to our everyday life. Like the parcels used to carry a day's mining to market, Kulesh's wall pieces are filled then strapped secure. Each piece contains one crystal of Cassiterite, a tin oxide used in smart phones; and several rare earth magnets, changing the electromagnetic charge of the gallery space.

In it's form and content, the exhibition traces vital tech components back into the core of the earth, as well as the body and the soul:

1) Literally - It IS what's inside that counts

2) Lately - Slick simple tech items (smart phones, internet of things, quantified self) that are chock full of super toxic minerals... that come from

3) Actually - The inside of the earth and are packaged up in fabric and ties at the end of each mining day and hauled to remote airports through jungles

4) Magically - These same minerals which come in crystal form from the mines are also distributed amongst the new age community as having healing powers

1) Literally - The ability to change your insides, for good, for bad, for toxic, for entertainment - It's What's Inside That Counts

Leslie Kulesh (b. 1982 Lake Forest, IL USA) produces performance and sculpture across multiple platforms, seeking to reveal the role of technology as a material labour that intersects with human-being as well and land-being, becoming a symptom of contemporary culture production. Recent projects include 'T.A.G. Temporary Autonomous Girl' Online, 'Vanity Fair' Project Native Informant, London, 'Baby BoBo' Hotel Palenque at Center, Berlin and 'Sylvanian Fashion Week' Cosmos Carl Online.