Headlands Center for the Arts

Project Space

Project Space presents site-specific exhibitions that are guided by information and experiences gathered while work is in progress at Headlands. Home to select Artists in Residence each season, as well as occasional group exhibitions by visiting artists and curators, Project Space is a place of exchange among working artists and visitors—a place where ideas are germinated, conversations are shared, and new work is made.

Visitors are invited in to witness and engage with the space throughout the various stages of making: as working studios undergoing transformation, and in their final state as complete exhibitions. Located on the top floor of Main Building 944, Project Space doors are open to the public whenever Headlands is; stop in to say hello Sunday–Thursday, 12–5PM.

Upcoming in Project Space

Satellite Museum of Capitalism: FICTILIS
September 17–October 5

On the heels of its successful inaugural debut in Oakland this summer, the Museum of Capitalism—an institution dedicated to educating this and future generations about the history, philosophy, and legacy of capitalism—appears at Headlands in an exhibition produced specifically for Project Space. Driven by collaborative team, FICTLIS, the Satellite Museum of Capitalism will present material evidence, art, and artifacts related to capitalism.

Opening reception at the grand opening of The Commons
Sunday, September 17, 12–5PM
Exhibition on view through Thursday, October 5

No Human Eyes: Will Rogan
October 10–November 17

Multidisciplinary, Bay Area artist Will Rogan has recently been using documentary photography as a guiding element in producing sculptures. During his seasonal job as an expedition guide aboard a cruise ship in Antarctica, Rogan produced many images of a human-free landscape. Combining these images with handmade ceramic objects, and other items evocative of human innovation, Rogan’s Project Space installation presents a confrontation between the austere and rugged environments of wild nature and human ideals of objects, community, and function.

Open 24 Hours: Edra Soto
October 23–November 17

Chicago-based artist Edra Soto has devoted much of her multifaceted artistic practice to investigating the ways that class and race figure in post-colonial representations. Since 2016, Soto has been photographically documenting her Chicago neighborhood, focusing especially on areas that are accessible at all hours (such as her boulevard and adjacent streets). These places are highly visible, yet are rarely—if ever—cleaned by the city, and constantly accumulate the city’s detritus. While documenting the debris and trash, Soto found traces of a drug and alcohol fueled economy, drawing connections to the city’s recent and deep past. At Headlands, Soto will relocate 24 Hours into Headlands’ Project Space, producing an exhibition that includes architectural interventions, continued photo documentation, and a workshop for exhibition visitors to produce objects to be placed in the space.

Opening reception for No Human Eyes and Open 24 Hours is on Sunday, November 5, 4–6PM.
Stay for dinner! Our Sunday Supper follows at 6:30PM. Details and tickets here.