Cheyenne Concepcion

Public Participation Fellows Cohort 2019-20

Cheyenne Concepcion (b. 1991, Los Angeles) is a conceptual artist, designer and urbanist living and working in San Francisco. Her artistic practice is strongly research oriented and investigates the politics of space by designing speculative sites and installations, drawing critical cartographies and collaboratively collecting cultural objects. Drawing on her interest and training in urban design and planning, Concepcion’s work focuses on socio-spatial theory, land development, migration and often has a public component.

In 2019, she was a National Monument Lab Fellow and a recipient of the Excellence in Design Award from the Naranyan Family Foundation. Her work has been shown in galleries and in-situ. A “self-taught” artist, Concepcion received her Master’s in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley and Bachelors of Arts in Urban Planning and Policy from UC San Diego. Professionally, she has worked on projects throughout California, researching and designing sites from the Tule River Indian Tribe to Tijuana to San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood. Currently, she is a Designer at Spiegel Aihara Workshop in SF’s Dogpatch.