Virtual Athenaeum

Named for the sanctuary of Athena frequented by poets and scholars, this virtual reading room (magazine, blog, etc.) is a repository for news, research, projects, artists, and testimonies on the wide topic of Invisibility.

  • Research — The articles, books, media, and resources we are inspired by, influenced by, and use in our work
  • Artist & Project Highlights — Highlighting the artists, artworks, and projects that explore Invisibility
  • Invisibility Projects — Collaborative projects by The Invisibility Collective
  • Collective Members — Works and writing by members of the Collective
  • News & Updates — Events and announcements from The Invisibility Collective
  • Testimonies — Personal testimonies of invisibility, collected from contributors by member of our Collective

12/10/2022 – Opening Reception and Performances

Join The Invisibility Collective and Radian Gallery to celebrate the opening of the collective’s second bi-annual invitational group exhibition. Local artists will be present for the opening reception on Saturday, December 10, 3–6pm, including performances, readings, and offerings by Na Omi Judy Shintani, Vin Seaman, and Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen. Thresholds of Liminality includes works in…

Press Release—Thresholds of Liminality

Thresholds of LiminalityThe Invisibility Collective Bi-Annual Invitational ExhibitionDecember 10, 2022 – January 28, 2023Radian Gallery, 440 Brannan St, San Francisco Liminal: a sensory threshold, barely perceptible or capable of eliciting a response.Liminality: a liminal state of transition between one stage and the next, especially between major stages in one’s life. SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The Invisibility Collective…

Press: SF Chronicle

We must reinvent how we value and protect broad swaths of the labor market if we are to emerge from this pandemic—by Lily Janiak for San Francisco Chronicle, March 2021 Interview with collective member Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen and photographed at Radian Gallery on the last day of Seen x Unseen.

Seen × Unseen Spotify Playlist

In honor of the inaugural exhibition by The Invisibility Collective, we have made a Spotify playlist to immerse yourself into the nuance and complexity of Invisibility via popular music genres 😉

Works: Seen × Unseen

Seen × UnseenDecember 5–30, 2020 at Radian GalleryReception Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12 PM PST

News: Seen × Unseen Opens Dec 5th

Seen × UnseenDecember 5–30, 2020 at Radian GalleryReception Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12 PM PST The Invisibility Collective and invited guest artists assemble an exhibition that is the culmination of months of virtual “COVID conversations” from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA. Looking at various ways that people express their…

Samira Shaheen: The Peace Clock

The Peace Clock installation can be relevant to many countries of conflict.  But It isEspecially relevant to Palestine and Israeli.  Any discussion of Palestine and Israeli is Bound to be controversial, and so is having an art exhibit about the subject. Samira Shaheen is using the language of art to bridge and explore her Palestinian roots and the issues that continue…


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