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Two Oakland Women dominate as 2019's recipients of the FACS Curatorial Research Grant!

Updated: Sep 11, 2019


We are proud to announce the names of our two 2018 FACS curatorial research grantees: Andrea Renner, curator at the Oakland Museum of California, and Anyka Barber, founder of the creative social enterprise and center for arts, culture and community Betti Ono.


They are the recipients of the After Tomorrow Curatorial Research Grant, which offers curators, programmers, directors and project leaders from the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest the opportunity to travel to France on a 10 day research trip to engage with their counterparts.


This year, the grant aims to support projects taking into account cultural, social, economic and ecological consequences of new technologies in the long run. It seeks to identify and bring together actors of urban, cultural and artistic innovation in order to initiate cooperative projects on different scales: territories, spaces and actors.






Andrea Renner’s work focuses on architectural and urban history and often explores the relationship between policy and built form. Her prior exhibitions have investigated the history of Manhattan’s street grid, the effects of regulations on housing, and the impact of zoning on cities.


Learn more about her here









Born and raised in Oakland, California Anyka Barber is a mother, an artist/activist , curator and entrepreneur.  In 2010 Anyka founded Betti Ono,  a creative social enterprise and center for arts, culture and community committed to the cultural, social, political and economic emancipation and development of low-income, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities of color.


Learn more about her here, and discover her project The Fire Next Time here and via facebook live




Stay posted for updates about their projects!


This year, the two Curatorial Research Grants are awarded as part of FACS’ After Tomorrow season and in partnership with l’Institut français.

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