The Santa Fe Art Institute promotes art as a positive social force through residencies, lectures, studio workshops, exhibitions, community art actions, and educational outreach for adults and young people. SFAI is an environment where creativity, innovation, and challenging ideas thrive.
Santa Fe Art Institute appoints Sanjit Sethi as Executive Director
It is with great excitement that the SFAI announces that Sanjit Sethi has been named Executive Director effective August 1, 2013
Mr. Sethi joins the SFAI from the California College of Arts in Oakland, CA where he is the Barclay Simpson Chair and assistant professor of Community Arts, and Director of the Center for Art and Public Life. From 2004 through 2008 he was Director of the MFA program at Memphis College of Art. He has taught at numerous institutions including MIT's Visual Arts Program, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore, India. He is also a practicing artist with a background in sculpture, ceramics and advanced visual studies, and has worked on projects in Canada, Ireland, Hungary, the U.K., India and the U.S.
Learn more about Sanjit Sethi on his website: www.sanjitsethi.com
Diane R.Karp, Ph.D. to leave Santa Fe Art Institute.
SantaFe, NM - The board of Trustees of the Santa Fe Art Institute announced that Executive Director Diane Karp is stepping down, effective June 30, 2013.
Dr.Karp has served in this capacity since September 2001. Under her leadership, SFAI has become a dynamic presence in Santa Fe as well as a national and internationally accaimed center for innovative work and collaboration. More (pdf)>
New Season of Programming
CONTESTED SPACE will explore the complex contemporary landscape–social, political, physical, and cultural–and the arts, ideas and artists that play a major role in shaping public understanding of the powerful dynamics of those spaces.
Historically, land was the great frontier and artists had a major role in shaping public understanding of those spaces. Now the frontiers of the past have become the “contested spaces” of the present. These new frontiers are no longer just physical space, but constantly assume new morphologies–local, national, transnational, geopolitical, social, cultural, physical, virtual. At this point in time the planet has been entirely mapped and Googled and has become a globalized space that conveys the fears and hopes of humankind. Cosmic space is being unraveled and mapped and we are closing all the distances that seemed, at one point, unimaginably vast. When distance has been abolished and time and space have shrunk, can art still explore new territory? Yes, it is the territory of “contested space” in which transformation and re-imagining begins and the arts play a central role. More>