Headlands Center for the Arts

Project Space

Housed in two large, light-filled studios in Building 944, Project Space functions as working studios and occasional exhibition space. Open and free to the public five days a week, you’re invited to come by and see what’s happening in there now.

As a component of the Artists in Residence (AIR) Program, Project Space features artists whose work is designed to be socially engaging. Projects often require visitor participation to be fully realized, so we invite you to visit, inquire, and be a part of the process. The works conceived in these studios make creative use of the interiors, often pulling inspiration and source material from the surrounding Headlands wilderness, and highlighting the historic beauty of the spaces themselves.

When not used as a working studio, these spaces often feature curated exhibitions that are thematic or show new work by artists of interest.

Upcoming in Project Space:

Chris Woebken | Architecture/Environment | New York | March 9–April 24

Co-founder of the Extrapolation Factory and part of the DAMM (Dark Matter Manufacture Factory) collective, artist Chris Woebken uses collaborative prototyping technologies to develop new inventions, devices, and actions that enhance and enchant the ability to rapidly imagine, build, and deploy visions of possible futures.

Victoria Jang | Visual | California | March 26

On Thursday, March 26 ceramic sculptor and current Graduate Fellow Victoria Jang will use Project Space to perform her project “How to build confidence quietly as a maker”. For seven hours, Jang will build hand-formed vessels in this public space, engaging a game of mutual seduction with her attempts to investigate the methodical process of vessel production while encountering physical interruptions and shifts in atmospheric and social temperaments.

Xiaowei Wang | Architecture/Environment | California | March 30–April 23

Landscape architect and designer Xiaowei Wang will delve into the Marin Headlands’ ecological legacy to inform her current work, “Lux meridiani”. Suggesting a wavering line between factual and projected uses of data, Wang’s ongoing project calls out and questions the increase of economic factors that drive land classification, shipping trade, and environmental encoding.