Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon


Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon’s hybrid practice combines work in sound installation, sculpture, and performance with the aim of reconfiguring the traditional hierarchies between audience, performer, and architecture. Her sculptural and sonic systems often reference complex sonic histories embedded into the technological infrastructure of architecture, music, communications technologies and military research. By investigating the networks of institutional and technological power which traverse our embodied perception of sound, she hopes to reveal the myriad ways in which our acoustic experience is subject to control and suggest alternative modes of engagement with the sonic world.

Gordon has had recent solo shows at The Lab (2016), Western Front (2016), Et Al Etc (2016) and The Yerba Buena Center For The Arts (2014), Eli Ridgeway Gallery (2012) and Queens Nails Projects (2009) among others. She was included in the VAC Foundation’s Geometry of Now (2017) exhibition in Moscow and will also participate in SFMoMA’s upcoming sound art survey Soundtracks (2017). Presentations of her work have also been staged at LAXArt, EMPAC, Mills College, and other venues. Gordon’s work is represented in the collections of the VAC foundation, SFMoMA, Berkeley Art Museum and others.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Catchy, Empty Gallery, HK
A Space for Looking is A Space for Listening, Western Front, Vancouver, BC
It Only Happens All of the Time, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, CA
Filter Resonance, CULT Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2x2, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
No Touch, Eli Ridgway Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Our Best Machines are Made of Sunshine, Queens Nails Projects, San Francisco, CA
SYNAH Sometimes You Need A Hole, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, SF, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

Resonant Structures, Stony Brook University, NY
Contact Expo, DLS Solutions, Disjecta, Portland, OR
A+P+I Artist Residency, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA
Acoustic Deconstruction of 2626 Bancroft Way, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Site + Sound, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
What Keeps Mankind Alive, Steven Wolf Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Ambrosiano, Galbrath, Gordon, Schafer, Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Reverb, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
(something about magnetic extortion...), SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Machine Project Field Guide to L.A. Architecture, Off-Site Getty Foundation, LA
MFA Selections, diRosa, Napa, CA
Sound, Image, Object: The Intersection of Art and Music, Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA
SOUNDWORKS, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Joan Mitchell MFA Award, Cue Arts Foundation, New York, NY
Sound and Visual Constructions, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Sound Art, 0th performance, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, 0th performance, Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA
Scrambled, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University, CA
SINCERELY YOURS: ALMANAC, Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
Spread: California Conceptualism Then and Now, Curated by Off-Space, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
At Bay II, Phelan, Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship Exhibition, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, UC Berkeley, CA
Beyond Surface, ARC Gallery though Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA
(…), MacArthur B Arthur Gallery, Oakland, CA
Zero1 San Jose Biennial, 0th performance, San Jose, CA
International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement Award Show, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton NJ
The Sound is the Movement, 0th performance, Theater of Yugen's NohSpace, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA
The Blow Up Universe, 0th, Southern Exposure / Live with Animals, San Francisco/Brooklyn, CA/NY
Unraveling Tape, NOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
At Bay, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Berkeley University, CA
When The Queenís Mussels Aced Infinity, 0th solo installation, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
Devil-May-Care, Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, Stanford University, CA
APAture, Goforaloop Gallery, San Francisco, CA
DreamBlankets Performance, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
0th, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
0th, 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
Bones, CafÈ DuNord, San Francisco, CA
0th, The Smell, Los Angeles, CA
DreamBlankets Performance, Kitchen Noise, San Francisco, CA
0th, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA