Rewind Review Respond (RRR) is an online forum where CCA students reflect on recent events and the ideas that affect their practice, communities, and fields of study.


Spring 2023

We invite you to revisit these events and take a deep dive into the ideas discussed. RRR Vol.6 was organized by the Exhibitions department, and in spring 2023 edited by Liz Godbey and Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle, with original graphics by Anjni Shah.

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CCA in the Bay

Rewind Review Respond worked with Glen Helfand’s Art and Language course, cross-listed between Curatorial Practice and grad-wide elective, to highlight recent exhibitions involving esteemed CCA alumni and professors around the Bay Area. Thirteen graduate student writers responded to the work of these artists and curators in the form of exhibition reviews and interviews.


Meet the arts reporters

Katayoun Bahrami is an Iranian multidisciplinary artist and curator living in the Bay Area. She draws her inspiration from women’s history to create work that combines social practice, performance, and textile-based installation through mixed media, video, and a series of photographic pieces.

Renata Blanco Gorbea is a writer majoring in History of Art and Visual Culture.

Dance Doyle (MFA Fine Arts 2023) is an Oakland-based artist who creates tapestry on floor looms.

Paulina Félix Cunillé (Mexico, 1997) is finishing her first year of the Visual & Critical Studies graduate program. Félix Cunillé is interested in creating critical works centered in sound studies and community engagement with special focus on the work of emerging women and queer artists.

Purva Gangur is pursuing a BFA in Interaction Design and holds a special interest in creating fine art through drawing and painting.

Liz Godbey (they/them) is a graduate student pursuing a dual degree in Visual & Critical Studies and Fine Arts whose practice involves writing, painting, drawing, and collage.

Evelynn Harra is a Visual & Critical Studies student interested in the visual culture of perception. Her research values the multiplicity of personal experience to deeper understand the visual art within our culture.

Sam Hiura (she/her) is a first-year graduate student pursuing a dual degree in Visual & Critical Studies and Curatorial Practice. Her academic and professional focuses are centered on contemporary art as resistance, with a particular interest in the intersections of queer and BIPOC experiences.

Megan Kelly (she/her) is the 2022-2023 Graduate Curatorial Fellow at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and is in her first year of the Curatorial Practice program. Megan is dedicated to creating a platform to promote contemporary artists, with an emphasis on supporting queer and BIPOC artists.

Siyu Lyu is a ceramic sculptor from China, currently pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts.

Jose Rolando Rojas is pursuing an MBA in Design Strategy.

Emilia Shaffer-Del Valle is a writer and curator pursuing her MA in Visual & Critical Studies.

Anjni Shah is a communication designer from India based in San Francisco. She's pursuing an MFA in Design, focusing on graphic design while exploring interaction and industrial design. She has a keen interest in inclusive design, which stems from her fascination with how people perceive the world based on their lived experiences and situation in society.

Jamie Straw (she/they) is a comics creator based in northeastern Pennsylvania. They are a second-year graduate student in the MFA Comics program. Her work is wide-ranging and often focuses on the environment and social issues.

Marissa Tyler is an MFA student who works with subject matter related to her large Mexican family. She is specifically interested in researching Latin cultures for her work.

Ilina Anand Upalekar is an artist and design entrepreneur from India, currently residing in San Francisco. Pursuing an MA in Curatorial Practice, she has a keen interest in global art worlds and creating abstract art that challenges conventions.

Jianfei Wang is a painter pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts.

Sherry Xiang is a writer, researcher, and artist pursuing an MA in Curatorial Practice.

Qinru Xie is a photographer pursuing an MFA in Fine Arts.

Yizhou Zhuang is a product designer who will graduate with an MFA in Design in 2023.

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