October 07, 2017 – March 11, 2018 


The notion of sanctuary—both physical and psychological—has been fundamental in shaping a sense of selfhood and social identity throughout human history. But in an era of increasing global migration and rising nationalism, the right to safe haven is under threat, and the necessity for compassion is greater than ever. For its latest presentation of art about place, FOR-SITE invited 36 artists from 21 different countries to design contemporary rugs reflecting on sanctuary, offering visitors a multiplicity of perspectives on the basic human need for refuge, protection, and sacred ground.

For-site Foundation at Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco              


Phantasmagoric, installation view, Arizona State University Art Museum

Phantasmagoric, installation view, Arizona State University Art Museum

September 23, 2017 – December 30, 2017 

Opening Reception: Friday September 22

The border wall is a frequent topic in today’s headlines, yet its history dates back to the turn of the century. After the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, there were calls for a fence along the southern United States border to deter Chinese immigrants from re-entering the country. As a result, most moved south and created their own communities throughout Latin America. This exhibition looks broadly at the influence of Asian labor and culture in the Americas with artists from Latin America, the United States and Asia, exploring the body and soul of forced migrations.

curated by Julio Cesar Morales and Xiaoyu Weng              


 Artists DRAWING CLUB: Five years, one night

Thursday September 14, 2017 

6:30 PM , Samsung hall, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Photographer Quincy Stamper, who documented over twenty-nine Artist Drawing Club projects over the past five years, shares his unique perspective on the significance of this dynamic program series through an installation and conversation with artists. Michael Arcega, Julie Chang, Eliza Gregory, Ranu Mukherjee, Hadi Tabatabai, Weston Teruya and others join Stamper for a conversation about how museum practice needs to evolve to serve artists and the public in the twenty-first century. Stamper’s photographs of artists in their studios will be on view during the event. An informal mixer follows the discussion.              


May 18, 2017 – July 8, 2017 

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6-8PM

Conversation between Mukherjee and Saisha Grayson, Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the former Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Thursday, June 8, 6-7PM

Closing reception and performance with Hope Mohr Dance: Thursday, June 29th, 6-8PM Performance: 6:30-6:45, reception to follow              

In Conversation:

Surrealism and It's Legacy 

January 10, 2017
Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco 

Moderator: Jodi Roberts, Halperin Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University,
Panelists: Ranu Mukherjee, visual artist and Associate Professor at California College for the Arts and Jonathan Parker, filmmaker.                


De Young Museum | Sprawl  

Open to the Public Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio

Shooting paris of people to hug while log rolling for new hybrid film                

Unruly City              

Dold Projects, Sankt Georgen, Germany

Exhibition: 23.10.2016 - 10.12.2016
Opening: 22.10.2016, 19:00

Unruly City premieres segments from a new 0rphan drift media project, also titled Unruly City, alongside selections of related work by 0D collaborators Ranu Mukherjee and Mer Maggie Roberts.


THURSDAY JUNE 2, 6-9PM                     Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

The Full Trilogy marks the culmination of Extracted: A Trilogy with a panel discussion about the legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and performance by the Del Sol String Quartet.


Tuesday March 8, noon, room 16A                         

San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco       foodforthoughtsfaiphotography/ pnref=story/


A new 3 channel hybrid film commissioned by Los Angeles County Museum of Art uses the extreme horizontal to magnify and collapse trajectories of gold

On view at LACMA'S Stark Bar through June 2016                        

5905 Wilshire Blvd. , Los Angeles -open every day except wednesdays until 8PM



Artist Ranu Mukherjee explores the ideas and research that inform Extracted: A Trilogy by Ranu Mukherjee,  in a wide-ranging conversation with Marc Mayer, senior educator of contemporary art,

February 13,  2PM                         

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Bring It Home: Re(locating) Cultural Legacy Through the Body 

'Home and the World' installed in the inaugural exhibition for the new San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.

January 22- May 7, 2016                         

401 Van Ness Avenue (War Memorial Veterans Building) San Francisco


Royal College of Psychiatrists 2nd Artists Video Commission 

'Chimeric (dogowl living on the edge of free trade zone)' on view in the foyer of Royal College of Psychiatrists, London  daily, 8-6PM for the forseeable future

21 Prescot Street, London E18BB /2015/12/17/the-2nd-royal-college-of-psychiatrists-artists-video-commission/