Trisha Lagaso

Wednesday, November 2nd & Wednesday, November 9th

Trisha Lagaso Goldberg is an artist and independent curator. She recently served as the Director of Curatorial Affairs for the FOR-SITE Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, understanding, and presentation of art about place through exhibitions and commissions, artist residencies and educational programs. Born and raised on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu, Lagaso Goldberg spent 15 years in the Bay Area (1991-2005). As executive director of Southern Exposure, the acclaimed San Francisco Mission District artist-centered organization and gallery, she stewarded over one hundred exhibitions and events and worked with hundreds of artists from around the globe. In 2005, Lagaso Goldberg returned to Hawai‘i where she led the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ commissioned works branch of its public art program. As the founding gallery director and curator of the Honolulu Chinatown art space thirtyninehotel, Lagaso Goldberg launched an artist residency program that invited artists from outside of the archipelago to create site-specific installations. Through this initiative, she commissioned works by artists such as Carolyn Castaño, Eamon Ore-Giron, Julio Morales, and Stephanie Syjuco. Her curatorial projects include Sino Ka? Ano Ka? San Francisco Babaylan (1998), which she co-curated with Carlos Villa for the Museo ng Maynila; and Lands End (2022), which featured the work of 27 international artists addressing climate crisis at the historic Cliff House in San Francisco. Lagaso Goldberg is currently co-curator of the 2022 Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision retrospective exhibition, presented at the Newark Museum of Art (Newark, NJ),  San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery and Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. She currently lives and works in San Francisco and on the island of O’ahu.