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Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition 2012

SOMArts Cultural Center and The San Francisco Foundation present a focused look at the future of the Bay Area visual and media arts landscape, September 4–October 2, 2012. The Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition showcases the work of promising visual artists from regional Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) programs working across disciplines and identifies young artists whose work connects directly to the pulse of emerging trends.

Below, check out videos of previous award recipients!

All of the above information and embedded videos are provided courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

2 replies on “Annual Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition 2012”

How timely—I just finished watching the Closer and its spinoff Major Crime, the black ski mask was thematically combined both shows, and drew some peculiar interest from me.

All of a sudden I pop open the computer, and there she is – Michelle Ramin—sharing important fact and historical significance of the ski mask.

And then Rachel Mica Weiss—blowing my mind with daring sculpture, more impressive and massive than macramé (that was my immediate impression).

And at first glimpse I though Rodigo Ojeda Beck’s name sounded familiar. Anyway, the montage project he’s talking about is presenting something new and original. I didn’t think that was possible (but then again I’m not a creative artist whose imagination holds no bounds). His is the stuff that for the same reason makes Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg so famous.

Keep trailblazing kids…you’re amazing!

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