Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization as its beneficiary, with an initial donation led by Phillips.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Chris Perez, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara


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CCA Wattis Institute – Lecture by Miguel López on Cecilia Vicuña

January 28 @ 5:00 pm PST - 6:00 pm PST

Overlapping memories related to his friendship with the artist and reflections on her work, Miguel López introduces Cecilia Vicuña’s sharp creative practice in the form of a letter addressed to the artist. He shares his intimate perspective on working with Vicuña over many years, as well as the enormous impact of her visceral entanglements between words and seed, sound and thread, quipu and blood.

A close friend and collaborator of Vicuña, López curated Cecilia Vicuña, a retrospective exhibition (Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2019, and MUAC – Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, 2020). The exhibition and the accompanying publication are the most comprehensive survey of Vicuña’s groundbreaking work to date.

Miguel López (Lima, 1983) is a writer, researcher and Co-director and Chief Curator of TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and feminist re-articulations of art and culture in Latin America in recent decades. He has published in periodicals such as Artforum, Afterall, E-flux Journal, Art in America, among others. He has recently curated “Victoria Cabezas and Priscilla Monge: Give Me What You Ask For” at Americas Society, New York, 2019, and “The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War” (with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Díez Fischer), REDCAT, 2017. He is the author of Ficciones disidentes en la tierra de la misoginia (2019).

This is the fifth event in the Wattis’ year-long season dedicated to thinking about our contemporary moment through the lens of Cecilia Vicuña’s work.

This program will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

Register for event link here.


January 28
5:00 pm PST - 6:00 pm PST




CCA Wattis Institute