Jackie Im and Aaron Harbour
Visiting Faculty (2020)
Jackie Im is a curator, writer, and editor based in Oakland, CA. She currently serves at the Associate Curator of the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries. She is also the co-founder and Director of Et al. and Et al., etc. in San Francisco, alongside Aaron Harbour and Kevin Krueger. Im has organized exhibitions at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art (SF), Queens Nails (SF), The Lab (SF), Important Projects (Oakland), Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland), Holiday Forever (Jackson Hole, WY), and SFAC Galleries. Her writing has appeared in Fillip Magazine, Art Practical, Curiously Direct, SFAQ, and various exhibition catalogues. Im is currently a lecturer at California College of the Arts and at Mills College. She holds a BA in Art History from Mills College and an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts.
Aaron Harbour was born in San Antonio, Texas. He does a few too many things. He is a curator, writer, DJ, and author operating out of Oakland, CA. He is co-director of Et al. and Et al. etc., a gallery program with two locations in San Francisco, and has additionally curated exhibitions across the Bay Area and in New York, Mexico City. Two and a half, as the home gallery Cassie's recently had its first exhibition. He runs Journal.fyi, an art blog covering the international art scene with a special focus on what happens locally. Previously he ran Curiously Direct, an art criticism website and newsletter where he wrote about hundreds of exhibitions in short-form, and he has additionally written for SFMOMA's Open Space, Fillip Magazine, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, Art Practical, Decoy Magazine, Art Cards, several small publications/artist catalogues. He has authored several books on subjects ranging from ghosts to artificial intelligence.
As an artist his work concerns identifying ‘misbehaving objects’, words and things acting against expectation with which he attempts to collaborate. He has exhibited at 100%, San Francisco; City Limits, San Francisco, NIAD, Richmond, and CCA Wattis, San Francisco. His ongoing music podcast series is called Timber. He received some modicum of education at the San Francisco Art Institute.