YBCA is thrilled to announce the ninth iteration of Bay Area Now, our signature triennial, opening Friday, October 6, 2023 as a centerpiece of YBCA’s 30th anniversary celebration.

The only multidisciplinary survey exhibition of its kind in Northern California, BAN9 will span a broad range of creative practices including visual art, dance, performance, music, film, sound, new media, technology, fashion, poetry, and social practice, among others.

Celebrating our diverse and resilient arts ecosystem, BAN9 will feature artists and collectives living and working across the Bay Area’s nine-county region. Through historical work, projects in development, and new commissions, BAN9 will transform YBCA’s entire campus.

Running through Spring 2024, presentations will be contextualized by an ongoing robust slate of artist activations and public programs including film screenings, workshops, communal meals, artist talks, dance and music performances, poetry and literary presentations, and more.

Stay tuned for more information on BAN9 artists and programs, coming soon.

Free and open to the public