PULSIONS Festival at Santa Cruz’s Art and History Museum

PULSIONS festival, curated by Kalie Granier and supported by Alliance Française Silicon Valley and the cultural services of the French embassy will be exposed at Santa Cruz’s Art and History Museum from March 11 to March 18, 2019.

March 11th - March 18th

Santa Cruz's Art and History Museum,

Santa Cruz

Pulsions Festival Opening at 836M

PULSIONS festival, curated by Kalie Granier and supported by Alliance Française Silicon Valley and the cultural services of the French embassy, opened its doors for the very first time on February 13, 2019 at the 836M Gallery.

February 13th - February 21st

836M Gallery,

San Francisco

Chronostasis at Recombinant Festival

Franck Vigroux and Antoine Schmitt, artists from Paris, are bringing their collaboration entitled “Chronostasis” to this year’s Recombinant Festival. Held in San Francisco and produced by Recombinant Media Labs (RML), this festival provides a space for the presentation of artworks and performances

November 26th - December 2nd

Gray Area,

San Francisco

Stéphanie Solinas: The Dominique Lambert Project

Stéphanie Solinas will be delivering a lecture on November 9, 2018 with The Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California on her project entitled "The Dominique Lambert Project: An Artist’s Exploration of the Figure of the Other and Identity."

November 9th

530, Bush Street ,

San Francisco

French Graphic Novel in residence in San Francisco

Cartoonist and illustrator Antoine Maillard will be the Fall guest of the writing residency A Room with a View from October 9 to November 17, 2018, to work on his first graphic novel, Slash Them All.

October 9th - November 17th 

French Residence in San Francisco,

San Francisco

Nicolas Maigret at Gray Area Festival

After having presented his work in various exhibitions and festivals around the world, French multimedia artist Nicolas Maigret is coming to the Gray Area Festival in San Francisco.

July 26th - July 29th

Gray Area,

San Francisco

Re-riddle Open Exhibition

Get the chance to visit exhibition "After Tomorrow", on show at the French Residence, for an exceptional public opening!

June 28th

French Residence in San Francisco, 

San Francisco

Low Jack at Ebbing Sounds Symposium, Gray Area

An interdisciplinary symposium accompanied by concerts investigating new ways of music production, music listening and music critique.

May 24th - May 27th 

Gray Area,

San Francisco




Art after Post-Capitalism?

As part of the Imagining Post-Capitalism Festival led by ProArts, science-fiction writer Sylvie Denis will participate to "Energy Plan for the Western Man: Art after Capitalism", a round table discussion with Keith Hennessy (artist), Praba Pilar (artist), and Andrew Mount (artist and educator)

May 5th 

518 Valencia - Eric Quezada Center,

San Francisco

The Art of Science-Fiction: An Interview with Sylvie Denis

Sylvie Denis, France Queen of science-fiction, will be interviewed by fantasy writer Marie Brennan.

April 28th

Magnes Museum, 


Boris Labbé retrospective at GLAS Animation Festival

Boris Labbé's retrospectives will take place on Friday, March 23 at 5pm at Shattuck Cinemas, and on Saturday, March 24 at 11am at East Bay Media Center.

March 23rd & 24th

GLAS Animation Festival,


Launch of Oakland/Saint-Denis Cooperation Project with Dominique Alba (APUR) and Judith Roze (Institut Français)

On February 5, 2019, the Oakland and Saint-Denis cooperation project was officially launched at UC Berkeley’s Global Urban Humanities Department thanks to Teresa Caldeira and Shannon Jackson. Dominique Alba - head of APUR- lectured on the new ways to do city planning and on the Grand Paris.

February 21st 

UC Berkeley,



Night of Ideas, a seven-hour evening of conversations, panels, talks, performances and debates at the San Francisco Main Library on February 2 from 7 pm to 2 am!

February 2nd

San Francisco Public Library,

San Francisco

Public opening of "Stitching and Weaving in the Digital Age"

The Résidence de France is hosting "Stitching and Weaving in the Digital Age", the second After Tomorrow exhibition curated by Christine Duval, founder of Duval Contemporary, for a show exploring the intersections between art and technology through the art of stitching and weaving.

November 15th

French Residence in San Francisco,

San Francisco

Diversity, Impact on Performance & Organizations

Diversity in gender and ethnicity has proven to drive better performances in organizations - reports from HBR or McKinsey cover the topic and data. However, as humans, we’re biased in our perception of others. 

October 3rd 

Salesforce Tower,

San Francisco

DATAPRINT: THE INSTALLATION premieres in San Jose & Bangalore

An interactive multimedia installation and performance that blends technology and the arts into a participatory experience about data privacy.

September 22nd - September 23rd 

The Tech Museum of Innovation,

San Jose 

A Description of Oakland by François Bon

French writer and translator François Bon will be the summer guest of the writing residency A Room with a View to conduct a project entitled A Description of Oakland.

June 29th - July 23rd

French Residency in San Francisco,

San Francisco

Curatorial Research Grant: Call for Applications

Applications for the FACS Curatorial Research Grant are open until June 29, 2018!

June 21st - June 29th

San Francisco

Science-fiction writers Sylvie Denis and Molly Gloss in conversation in Portland

French science-fiction writer Sylvie Denis, our latest participant of writing residency "A Room with a View", will be at Mother Foucault's Bookshop (Portland, OR) for a public discussion with American science-fiction writer Molly Gloss.

May 16th

Mother Foucault's Bookshop,


Exhibition by Philippe Rahm

"The Anthropocene Style: decorative Style in a new Age of global Warming", first solo exhibition in the US of internationally known Swiss architect based in Paris Philippe Rahm. Curated by Hesse McGraw.

From March 29th to May 19th 

San Francisco Art Institute,

San Francisco

CalAcademy NightLife curated by MUTEK San Francisco

Live performances, installations, DJ sets and debates on arts, music and technology!

May 3rd 

California Academy of Sciences,

San Francisco

French SF in SF

Sylvie Denis is our guest for the 2018 spring session of “A Room with a View”, a writing residency welcoming French authors twice a year for about five weeks.

April 28th - June 2nd

French Residence in San Francisco,

San Francisco 

French Gaming at the Game Developers Conference

French video game designers Florent Maurin (The Pixel Hunt) and Tatiana Vilela dos Santos (La Générale de Production) will present their games at the GDC.

March 19th - March 23rd

Moscone Center,

San Francisco

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