Believe only the caravan’s trace

Nov 12, 2020   12pm–Jan 30, 2021   5pm
Headlands, Project Space
Free with timed ticket reservation.

~~In light of the recent roll-back of reopening recommendations from the State, and the rapid increase in cases of COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to close the Graduate Fellowship exhibition, along with all in-person events through January 15. We’re truly sorry to have to cut the exhibition short, but feel it’s necessary for the health and safety of our staff, Artists, and visitors. Documentation of the exhibition is available for viewing on the sidebar.~~

Believe only the caravan’s trace:

2020 Graduate Fellowship Exhibition

November 12 – December 13, 2020
Open by appointment for in-person viewing.
Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 12-5pm (closed Thanksgiving weekend) at Headlands Center for the Arts.

A desire to create new connections marks the novel works of the seven Graduate Fellows at Headlands Center for the Arts. Using diverse media, the artists develop new languages around significant historical events and underrepresented communities.

Like many artists before them, the Fellows arrived at Headlands with curiosity, and in its magical landscape, they followed their curiosities individually and collectively. But the disruptions that will define this year began bending and stretching their time. Already asking timely questions, their artworks didn’t need to change to address those disruptions. Their new bodies of work tell seven important stories at a global moment of transition. This agility attests to the authenticity and thoughtfulness at the center of each project. Their work echoes what art does best, using the traces of the past to represent a different version of history, and to imagine multiple futures.

– Yomna Osman, Guest Curator

Featuring work by Headlands’ 2019-20 Graduate Fellows, representing seven MFA programs from around the Bay Area:
Bailey Anderson (UC Davis)
Kira Dominguez Hultgren (California College of the Arts)
Sarah Player Morrison (Mills College)
Sherwin Rio (San Francisco Art Institute)
Daniel Southard (San Francisco State University)
Livien Yin (Stanford University)
Connie Zheng (UC Berkeley)
Guest Curator
Yomna Osman

Rules and Guidelines

Believe only the caravan’s trace will be open for in-person, social distanced viewing for groups of up to six people using an online reservation secured through Eventbrite. Groups may sign up for a 45-minute viewing slot up until 4PM the day prior. One person will sign up for the reservation, but please list all members of your group during registration to facilitate contact tracing. 

During your visit, please observe the following COVID-19 safety protocols:

  • Upon arrival, please wait in the designated area. Staff will let you in at your reserved time. If late, ring the doorbell. 
  • While visiting Headlands, mask or face covering over your nose and mouth is required at all times. Hand sanitizer is available for use throughout the building. Please follow all signs directing foot traffic and remember to keep 6-foot social distancing protocols with staff and anyone outside your pod. 
  • Please finish your visit in a timely manner in order for the next group to enjoy the exhibition.


The Graduate Fellowship is supported in part by the Koret Foundation.