June 26, 2016

Stephanie Syjuco:
Public Productions
UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Stephanie Syjuco leads an experimental workshop in which participants will be taken through a series of physical exercises and activities to collectively transform modeling materials into a set of objects that comment upon craft, quality, and capitalism. “Public Productions” will utilize non-specialized skill sets and labor to produce vernacular versions of iconic objects, exploding the notion of specialized or standardized labor to open up a space of play, invention, and learning-as-you-go.

Risograph flyer designed & printed by David Wilson 


Born in the Philippines in 1974, Syjuco received her MFA from Stanford University and BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship Award and a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and included in exhibitions at MoMA/P.S.1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ZKM Center for Art and Technology, the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, The 12th Havana Bienal, The 2015 Asian Art Biennial (Taiwan), among others. A long-time educator, she has taught at Stanford University, The California College of the Arts, The San Francisco Art Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and is an Assistant Professor in Sculpture at the University of California at Berkeley. She lives and works in Oakland, California.

Photo Credit: Andrea Carazo

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