Dena Beard

2019 YBCA 100 Honoree

Dena Beard is executive director of The Lab, a San Francisco creative space supporting and amplifying the work of traditionally underrepresented artists and art forms. The Lab is a catalyst for artistic experimentation, engaging diverse communities in the Mission District and beyond. Beard received her MA in art history, theory, and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was previously assistant curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.