/ (pronounced slash) is a 501c(3) nonprofit visual art space founded in 2018 to advance and promote the expanding field of contemporary art in San Francisco through exhibitions, publications, and public programming.
Founded and directed by Ana Saygi, / places an emphasis on the works of internationally well-respected artists, who are perhaps lesser-known in the Bay Area, looking to bring diverse aesthetic concepts together in order to foster discussions and new ideas.
In /‘s inaugural year of programming, Los Angeles-based artist and film-maker Drew Heitzler curated a series of two-person exhibitions, each accompanied by a zine-style catalogue designed by Tugce Evirgen-Ozmen. /’s second year of programming began with an exhibition curated by Bob Linder, the first in a series of shows organized by local, independent curators. Due to Covid-19 precautions, this series was paused, but resumed with the opening of Arboreal, curated by Juana Berrío. Currently on view is Spirit & Flesh, curated by Sam Vernon. The series will continue with exhibitions organized by Naz Cuguoğlu, Leila Weefur, and Astria Suparak.
/room/ is the small room adjacent to the / main gallery, directed by Maxine Schoefer-Wulf. It is a space for Bay Area-based emerging artists to create site-specific installations and experimental projects. At times, /room/ projects expand and respond to other sites, like a group publication, a digital exhibition during 2020, and the shelves of the / library. All participating artists are selected by the / team and guest jurors via a series of open calls and paid an artist fee.
With an eye toward furthering understanding, / programming is offered free of charge and designed to be accessible to the general public.
/ Advisory Committee Members: Drew Heitzler, Dorothy R. Santos, Sam Vernon, and Tanya Zimbardo.