CULT AIMEE FRIBERG EXHIBITIONS OPENS SECOND LOCATION IN THE VIBRANT TEMESCAL NEIGHBORHOOD OF OAKLAND

482-D 49th Street Oakland CA 94609

OAKLAND, CALIF. – Aimee Friberg, curator and founding director of CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, is bringing a new art project to the San Francisco Bay area for the eighth anniversary of her gallery. A second CULT location, named CULT Bureau (482 D 49th Street, Oakland, CA), is slated to open to the public on November 10, 2021 from 6-8 PM, and will build upon CULT’s distinct focus to present cutting-edge, conceptual and experimental art and design by emerging and established artists and designers. Additionally, the new space will give seasoned and emerging collectors opportunities to connect with artists and artwork in an intimate and relaxed, salon-style environment. The gallery will be open by appointment.

"I am thrilled to open CULT Bureau on the eighth anniversary of the gallery," Friberg said. "This second location will be an opportunity to continue to innovate, champion the most forward-thinking artists of our day and create personal experiences for everyone who visits." CULT Bureau will open in Temescal Alley, a grouping of former horse stables from the early 20th century, which has become a retail destination in the Bay Area. The two pedestrian alleys are known for their carefully curated selection of locally owned boutiques, specialty shops and small businesses in the vibrant and historic neighborhood of Temescal, off of Telegraph Avenue. Given Oakland’s legacy of activism and status as an artistic creative hub, this is an aligned setting for the next stage of Aimee Friberg’s near-decade-long curatorial mission amplifying artists of diverse backgrounds.

The innovative project space will function beyond your average white cube gallery—operating as a nontraditional arts space to present group exhibitions within a livable, atelier-style environment. The inaugural exhibition Sapiens/Stories will feature artists who fashion personal mythologies through an exploration of environment, history and magic including Amy Lincoln, Amy Nathan, Bruna Massadas, Chris Fallon, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Dana Harel, Marcel Pardo Ariza, Marcus Leslie Singleton, Nicki Green, Masako Miki, Rebekah Goldstein, Ruxue Zhang and Sahana Ramakrishnan.

"Opening a second space allows me to play a greater part in democratizing the collecting process and bridging the conversation between Oakland, the Bay Area and the global art market." Friberg said. "CULT Bureau will allow me to build relationships between collectors and artists and create a more approachable, accessible experience with art, particularly for newer and younger collectors."

Friberg collaborated with SOLID, an architectural design firm located in New York, on the design of CULT Bureau. SOLID’s multidisciplinary projects span art, design and architecture, combining an insider knowledge of the art world and cultural sector with impeccable technical expertise and a thorough understanding of zoning, building code and historical preservation guidelines.

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions is a contemporary art gallery for cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists, founded in November 2013 by curator Aimee Friberg. CULT bridges formal, conceptual and process-based investigations, across all media. Since its inception, CULT has quickly become the leading gallery in San Francisco for rigorous work that is both experimental and forward-thinking. CULT engages a broad Bay Area and international audience with programming that encourages artists, especially from underrepresented groups, to take risks with their work. CULT is committed to supporting international and local artists, through onsite residencies, institutional collaborations, and a nutritive dialogue with the Bay Area public. Conceived as a commercial gallery that would engage its audience beyond the white cube, CULT has quickly become renowned for its provocative exhibition programming, as well as unorthodox performances, critical dialogues between artists, curators, and critics and intimate dinners.

Aimee Friberg is an artist-curator and the founding director of CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, which she launched in San Francisco in 2013. CULT presents cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists who bridge formal, conceptual and process-based investigations exploring the human condition. CULT’s exhibitions have been featured in Artforum, Frieze, Artsy, Art Practical, SFAQ/NYAQ, Art ltd, San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7 Magazine, KQED, Squarecylinder and Hyperallergic, among others. Prior to launching CULT, Friberg held various curatorial and film programming roles, including curating and producing public programs from 2005-2008 at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. For more information, please visit cultexhibitions.com.

Currently Open by Appointment

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Sapiens / Stories

November 10, 2021 - January 29, 2022
Inaugural Opening Reception Wednesday, November 10, 6 - 8 PM

Amy Lincoln
Amy Nathan
Bruna Massadas
Chris Fallon
Curtis Talwst Santiago
Dana Harel
Marcel Pardo Ariza
Marcus Leslie Singleton
Nicki Green
Masako Miki
Rebekah Goldstein
Ruxue Zhang
Sahana Ramakrishnan

Bruna Massadas, Orb Fruit Tree, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 30 x 36 inches 76.2 x 91.4 cm
Chris Fallon, Loaded Compliment, 2021 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 18 inches
Marcel Pardo Ariza, Rosie, Cait and Kat, 2018 Mounted Inkjet print, ash artist frame, Pool Blue paint 53 x 53 inches
Masako Miki, Offerings - Green Reflection, 2021 Ink and Watercolor on Paper 24 x 32 inches
Sahana-Ramakrishnan, Self Portrait with Sea Snake, 2021 Oil on canvas 40 x 35 x 3 1/2 inches 101.6 x 88.9 x 8.9 cm
Sahana-Ramakrishnan, The Wrong Kind of Mermaid, 2021 Oil, acrylic, color pencil and graphite on canvas 12 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches 32.4 x 27.3 x 5.7 cm

Current

AMY NATHAN: Slipknot Loophole
May 14 - July 30, 2022

Rebekah Goldstein: Welcome Home Stranger
March 19 - May 7, 2022

Sapiens / Stories at CULT Bureau
November 10, 2021 - April 30, 2022

Past

Physics & Fiction
January 20 - March 12, 2022

Chris Fallon: Irresistible Deception
October 15 - December 18, 2021

Sapiens / Stories on 8-Bridges
October 7 - November 3, 2021

Masako Miki: New Mythologies
June 16 - October 12, 2021

Tales of Metamorphosis: Rebekah Goldstein, James Perkins, and Amy Nathan
June 3 - 30, 2021

Janus II - CULT's 7 Year Anniversary Exhibition
April 9 - May 20, 2021

Troy Chew: Yadadamean
October 17 - December 12, 2020

We’re all in this together
August 14 - October 10, 2020

Beyond Words
June 26 - August 29, 2020

Ritual of Succession
January 10 - March 28, 2020

Record of Succession at fused space
January 13 - March 27, 2020

AMY NATHAN: Glyph Slipper
September 13 - December 7, 2019

FEMALE TROUBLE 2
June 28 - August 3, 2019

RUXUE ZHANG
April 20 - June 15, 2019

MASAKO MIKI: Shapeshifters
January 12 - March 23, 2019

JASKO BEGOVIC (SKO HABIBI): HUMAN_E.T.
November 30 - December 14, 2019

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: See You On The Flipside
September 8 - November 25, 2018

FEMALE TROUBLE
June 9 - July 28, 2018

TERRI LOEWENTHAL: Psychscapes
March 2 - May 19, 2018

VECINOS
October 27, 2017 - January 20, 2018

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life
January 10 – March 4, 2017

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Release Me
October 21 - December 10, 2016

NO SHOW MUSEUM: Yves Klein, Maria Eichhorn, Daniel Knorr, Etc.
One Night Only: Monday, October 17, 2016

DESIRÉE HOLMAN: Selected Works
September 17 - October 8, 2016

SHE MOONAGE DAYDREAM:
Facundo Argañaraz, Leah Guadagnoli, Desirée Holman, Kara Joslyn, Max Maslansky, Liz Robb, Tamra Seal, Emily Weiner, & Cate White

July 16 - August 20, 2016

PABLO DÁVILA: Ladies & Gentlemen,
We Are Floating In Space

May 13 - July 9, 2016

MASAKO MIKI: Conversations with Fox, Feather, and Ghost
March 4 - April 30, 2016

SUZY POLING: Total Internal Reflection
January 15 - February 27, 2016

DAN GLUIBIZZI: You Don’t Have to be Alone Tonight
November 6 – December 19, 2015

FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA: Haptic Render
September 11- October 31, 2015

SEXXXITECTURE: Daniel Gerwin, Rebekah Goldstein, Roman Liška, Max Maslansky, May Wilson & Jake Ziemann
July 1 - August 1, 2015

ADAM SORENSEN: In Situ
May 1 - June 27, 2015

KLARA KÄLLSTRÖM & THOBIAS FÄLDT: Village / High Hills
February 27 - April 25, 2015

PRINCE RAMA: How To Live Forever
January 25 – February 21, 2015

JOSEPH DUMBACHER & JOHN DUMBACHER: Divert (Out of Line)
November 7, 2014 – January 16, 2015

REBEKAH GOLDSTEIN: Passenger
September 12 – November 1, 2014

A PATTERN LANGUAGE: Michelle Grabner, Angie Wilson & Lena Wolff
June 20 - July 19, 2014

MICHELLE BLADE: Gathering Into Being
April 25th – June 7th, 2014

MIGUEL ARZABE: /*Reject Algorithms*/
March 7 – April 19, 2014

JACQUELINE KIYOMI GORDON: Drawings
March 7 – April 19, 2014

FRITZ CHESNUT: Purr Valley
& Rhonda Holberton

January 10 - February 22, 2014

UNSEEN: Miya Ando, Miguel Arzabe, Chris Duncan, Klea Mckenna & Dean Smith
November 10 - December 21, 2013

Past Off-Site Exhibitions

RHONDA HOLBERTON: Still Life 2
April 7 - May 26, 2018

LAS COSAS QUE PINTAN / PAINTING IN AN EXPANSIVE FIELD
Works by Miguel Arzabe & Juan Sorrentino

April 9 – May 17, 2015

EBB: Gina Borg and Chris Russell at Loczi Design
December 10, 2014