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Beautiful Review from KQED Arts: ‘Dissidents’ Tackle Displacement and Surveillance in Two-Part Exhibition

The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers on exhibition at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2- June 5, 2015. Work by (left to right) Eliza Barrios, Tom Loughlin, COLL.EO, and Leslie Dreyer.

Emily K. Holmes offered an incredibly thorough and thoughtful review of our current exhibition, The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers, in KQED Arts today: The Dissidents is more than a collection of facts to learn. These artists, addressing issues

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‘The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers': Closing Panel Discussion

Eliza Barrios, QR Code, 2015. Interactive video installation. On display at Random Parts, Oakland, May 2-June 5, 2015 as part of The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers.

Please join us for The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers closing event and panel discussion, Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 4-6pm at Incline Gallery, 766 Valencia Street, San Francisco. Our special guests and esteemed panelists Nadia Kayyali (EFF), Erin

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EFF Digital Privacy Workshop: Recap!

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Privacy was not necessarily on the top of my list of priorities until curating The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers. As a matter of fact, when asked to curate a show about privacy and surveillance in relationship to housing

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‘Data & Displacement': We’re reviewed in the East Bay Express!

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Sarah Burke just published this review of The Disssidents, the Displaced and the Outliers for the East Bay Express: “Curator Dorothy Santos, aside from being a critical new media whiz, serves as an executive staff member for the Bay Area

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Gomez-Peña on hope, art, democracy and more.

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Outdoor Film Salon: Recap

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As a part of The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers transbay exhibition, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism has created a public programming series that reflects the exhibition themes of privacy, surveillance, and gentrification that affect housing

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EFF Digital Privacy Workshop

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On Saturday, May 23, the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism is proud to partner with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to offer a community workshop on protecting our digital privacy. “The Electronic Frontier Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization

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Outdoor Film Salon: ‘The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers’

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Please join us, on Saturday, May 9, for an evening of short film and conversation. As part of the The Dissidents, the Displaced, and the Outliers curator Dorothy Santos will be presenting a selection of short documentaries and artistic works

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Bay Area Society for Art & Activism in SF GATE

Local duo COLL.EO shows “A New American Dream,” a 2014 set of framed digital prins of images from Google Street View.

Local duo COLL.EO shows “A New American Dream,” a 2014 set of framed digital prints of images from Google Street View.

Dorothy Santos’s upcoming exhibition, The Dissidents, the Displaced and the Outliers received some excellent coverage last night from Kimberly Chun of the San Francisco Chronicle.  This is shaping into a very exciting exhibition! The article appeared online via SFGATE:  ‘The Dissidents,

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From “Saints and Citizens”

Unknown indigenous artist, Station of the Cross V: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus (detail), Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, San Gabriel, CA, early 19th Century.

California’s Mission Era Indigenous Artists and Political Resistance Ever since Lisbeth Hass’ book talk last year at the California Historical Society on Saints and Citizens: Indigenous Histories of Colonial Missions and Mexican California (University of California Press, 2013), the stare

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