Art meets science

Title: Hybrid Forms: Connecting Art and Science

Speaker: Tanya Zimbardo

Date and time: Tuesday March 28, 2022 – 4pm (PST)

Location: Berkeley Lab Auditorium (Building 50.) Hybrid on

Description: How are artists drawing from scientific research and collaborating with scientists to address timely issues and ideas? From artworks featuring DNA to living organisms, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has become a leader in reflecting on these connections through its exhibitions and collection. A curator at SFMOMA, Tanya Zimbardo will share her insights on exciting art, science, and technology intersections that are transforming contemporary art today.

Tanya Zimbardo

About the speaker: Tanya Zimbardo is a San Francisco-based curator and writer. As the Assistant Curator of Media Arts for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Zimbardo has curated several exhibitions including Speculative Portraits (2022) and Soundtracks (2017-18), and solo shows of such artists as Jim Campbell, Nam June Paik, Kerry Tribe, among others. Her SFMOMA exhibitions Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors and Susan Philipsz: Songs Sung in the First Person on Themes of Longing, Sympathy and Release are currently on view. Over the past decade, Zimbardo has guest (co-)curated exhibitions, screenings and public programs for Bay Area nonprofit arts and film organizations such as the Berkeley Art Center, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco Cinematheque, and The 500 Capp Street Foundation.

The recording of the event is available here (access restricted to Berkeley Lab employees):

Tanya Zimbardo from SF MOMA at Berkley Lab (March 2023)

Zimbardo visiting the Advanced Light Source (March 2023)