s a r a h   b i s c a r r a   d i l l e y                                                                                                              Oakland, CA ( unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land )                                                                                                                               sarah.biscarra@gmail.com current + upcoming exhibitions, presentations + residencies October 21, 2017: Emerging Scholars Night (with Vanessa Esquivido-Meza) - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA) selected exhibitions April 2017: performance (with Black Salt Collective) - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF, CA) 2016 – April 2017: blood as river from now to nowhere (Gallery of California Art) - Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) December 2016 – March 2017: Protest and Prayer – C.N. Gorman Museum (Davis, CA) 2016 - March 2017: INTERWOVEN - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA) October 2016 - March 2017: Coyote - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA) June-July 2016: sispeyú nit, she covered me in flowers – Krowswork Gallery (Oakland, CA) January - February 2016: Visions Into Infinite Archives – SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA) October 2015: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (with Black Salt Collective) Part of 16th and Mission Performance Series - The Lab (SF, CA) July 2015: In Her Head (Part of Night Light: A Multimedia Garden Party) – SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA) Summer 2015: Black Salt Collective Film Screenings (ANCIENT FUTURE: experimental films at FLAB Intersectional Feminist Festival, Copenhagen DE -Qouleur Festival, Montreal QC - Imperfectu, Tijuana, MX) January 2015: Not the Ghost of a Chance – Counterpulse (SF, CA) June 2014: Passage and Place- National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- Alley Cat Books (SF, CA) March 2014: Black Salt: The Initiation - San Francisco Public Library June 2012: Emnwaangosjig/Coming Out: The Shifting and Multiple Self - Toronto Free Gallery (Toronto, ON) June 2012: Best Revenge - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) - Alley Cat Books (SF, CA) June 2011: Dirtstar: Take Root - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- Luggage Store Annex (SF, CA) June 2010: Chronotopia - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA)  presentations, curation + collaboration June 2017: presenter - Readings from Uŋ Indigenous Art Journal - Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity (Banff, AL) March 2017: scholar-participant - He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference (Hamilton, NZ) October 2016: lecturer - “Translating the Archive, (Re)mapping Experience” - California Historical Society (San Francisco, CA) May 2016: guest lecturer - University of California, Santa Barbara April 2016: panelist- "Black Salt Collective" - Open Engagement 2016/Real Time and Space April 2016: panelist - “How Horizontal Organizing Impacts the Arts” - Open Engagement 2016 April 2016: panelist - RADAR Productions + GLBT Historical Society 2015-2016: co-curator - Visions Into Infinite Archives – SOMArts Cultural Center June 2015: presenter - Current Contexts and Future Imaginings: A Two Spirit Roundtable Discussion - NAISA (Washington D.C.) June 2013: lecturer (joint keynote with Daniel Heath Justice) - Sexuality Studies Association- Congress 2013 (Victoria, BC) experience + affiliations 2015-present: American Studies Association 2014-present: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association 2013-2016: design and outreach contractor - California Consortium for Urban Indian Health 2013-2017: member - Black Salt Collective awards + residencies September 2017: Art Writer's Tiny Residency - Portland, OR June 2017: artist-in-residence - Indigenous Art Journal – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, Alberta) 2016-2017: awardee (with Black Salt Collective) - Art Matters Foundation grant 2016-2017: Provost's Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities - University of California, Davis 2016: nominee (with Black Salt Collective) - SECA Art Award + exhibition, SFMOMA August 2016: artist-in-residence - Carrizozo Colony (Carrizozo, NM) June-July 2016: artist-in-residence - Krowswork Gallery (Oakland, CA) May 2016:  artist-in-residence + commission - Facebook A-i-R April 2016: artist-in-residence (with Black Salt Collective) - Open Engagement (Oakland, CA) 2015: BA of the Year - San Francisco Art Institute 2015: Commons Curatorial Residency (with Black Salt Collective) – SOMArts Cultural Center 2013: Alternative Exposure recipient (with Black Salt Collective) – Southern Exposure (SF, CA) 2012-2014: Point Scholar - Point Foundation publications Fall 2016: cover article in News From Native California – Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Vincent Medina - Intergenerational Strength Vol. 30, No. 1 AQ 5 / NYAQ 4/ SFAQ 24: Sarah Biscarra Dilley and Indira Allegra - "Indira Allegra: In Conversations with Sarah Biscarra Dilley" San Francisco Chronicle : Ryan Kost - “Artists carving out space for women of color in art show” (front page) January 2016: KQED - Interview by Sarah Hotchkiss - "Black Salt Collective Agitates the Archive with 'Visions' at SOMArts" education 2016- present: UC Davis - PhD Student: Native American Studies 2011-2015: San Francisco Art Institute - Bachelor of Arts: Urban Studies 2010-2011: Institute of American Indian Arts 1994-2012: Isidora “Lala” Edwards - educated in irreverent humor, fiber arts    

                                                                                                                       s a r a h   b i s c a r r a   d i l l e y

                                                                                                             Oakland, CA ( unceded Chochenyo Ohlone land )

                                                                                                                              sarah.biscarra@gmail.com

current + upcoming exhibitions, presentations + residencies

October 21, 2017: Emerging Scholars Night (with Vanessa Esquivido-Meza) - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA)

selected exhibitions

April 2017: performance (with Black Salt Collective) - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF, CA)

2016 – April 2017: blood as river from now to nowhere (Gallery of California Art) - Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)

December 2016 – March 2017: Protest and Prayer – C.N. Gorman Museum (Davis, CA)

2016 - March 2017: INTERWOVEN - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA)

October 2016 - March 2017: Coyote - Maidu Museum and Historic Site (Roseville, CA)

June-July 2016: sispeyú nit, she covered me in flowers – Krowswork Gallery (Oakland, CA)

January - February 2016: Visions Into Infinite Archives – SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA)

October 2015: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? (with Black Salt Collective) Part of 16th and Mission Performance Series - The Lab (SF, CA)

July 2015: In Her Head (Part of Night Light: A Multimedia Garden Party) – SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA)

Summer 2015: Black Salt Collective Film Screenings (ANCIENT FUTURE: experimental films at FLAB Intersectional Feminist Festival, Copenhagen DE -Qouleur Festival, Montreal QC - Imperfectu, Tijuana, MX)

January 2015: Not the Ghost of a Chance – Counterpulse (SF, CA)

June 2014: Passage and Place- National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- Alley Cat Books (SF, CA)

March 2014: Black Salt: The Initiation - San Francisco Public Library

June 2012: Emnwaangosjig/Coming Out: The Shifting and Multiple Self - Toronto Free Gallery (Toronto, ON)

June 2012: Best Revenge - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF) - Alley Cat Books (SF, CA)

June 2011: Dirtstar: Take Root - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- Luggage Store Annex (SF, CA)

June 2010: Chronotopia - National Queer Arts Festival (NQAF)- SOMArts Cultural Center (SF, CA)

 presentations, curation + collaboration

June 2017: presenter - Readings from Uŋ Indigenous Art Journal - Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity (Banff, AL)

March 2017: scholar-participant - He Manawa Whenua Indigenous Research Conference (Hamilton, NZ)

October 2016: lecturer - “Translating the Archive, (Re)mapping Experience” - California Historical Society (San Francisco, CA)

May 2016: guest lecturer - University of California, Santa Barbara

April 2016: panelist- "Black Salt Collective" - Open Engagement 2016/Real Time and Space

April 2016: panelist - “How Horizontal Organizing Impacts the Arts” - Open Engagement 2016

April 2016: panelist - RADAR Productions + GLBT Historical Society

2015-2016: co-curator - Visions Into Infinite Archives – SOMArts Cultural Center

June 2015: presenter - Current Contexts and Future Imaginings: A Two Spirit Roundtable Discussion - NAISA (Washington D.C.)

June 2013: lecturer (joint keynote with Daniel Heath Justice) - Sexuality Studies Association- Congress 2013 (Victoria, BC)

experience + affiliations

2015-present: American Studies Association

2014-present: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association

2013-2016: design and outreach contractor - California Consortium for Urban Indian Health

2013-2017: member - Black Salt Collective

awards + residencies

September 2017: Art Writer's Tiny Residency - Portland, OR

June 2017: artist-in-residence - Indigenous Art Journal – Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, Alberta)

2016-2017: awardee (with Black Salt Collective) - Art Matters Foundation grant

2016-2017: Provost's Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities - University of California, Davis

2016: nominee (with Black Salt Collective) - SECA Art Award + exhibition, SFMOMA

August 2016: artist-in-residence - Carrizozo Colony (Carrizozo, NM)

June-July 2016: artist-in-residence - Krowswork Gallery (Oakland, CA)

May 2016:  artist-in-residence + commission - Facebook A-i-R

April 2016: artist-in-residence (with Black Salt Collective) - Open Engagement (Oakland, CA)

2015: BA of the Year - San Francisco Art Institute

2015: Commons Curatorial Residency (with Black Salt Collective) – SOMArts Cultural Center

2013: Alternative Exposure recipient (with Black Salt Collective) – Southern Exposure (SF, CA)

2012-2014: Point Scholar - Point Foundation

publications

Fall 2016: cover article in News From Native California – Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Vincent Medina - Intergenerational Strength Vol. 30, No. 1

AQ 5 / NYAQ 4/ SFAQ 24: Sarah Biscarra Dilley and Indira Allegra - "Indira Allegra: In Conversations with Sarah Biscarra Dilley"

San Francisco Chronicle : Ryan Kost - “Artists carving out space for women of color in art show” (front page)

January 2016: KQED - Interview by Sarah Hotchkiss - "Black Salt Collective Agitates the Archive with 'Visions' at SOMArts"

education

2016- present: UC Davis - PhD Student: Native American Studies

2011-2015: San Francisco Art Institute - Bachelor of Arts: Urban Studies

2010-2011: Institute of American Indian Arts

1994-2012: Isidora “Lala” Edwards - educated in irreverent humor, fiber arts