About (revised)

"Treating it as part laboratory, part playground, and part showcase, Lisa has developed headquarters as a space committed to artistic rigor, but also as a safe space where artists may feel free to explore and display works that they might not venture elsewhere." 

                                                           -Alex Bigman, Arts Writer, East Bay Express

An experimental art space to support contemporary artists who want to push the boundaries of their own practice and explore the positive impact that we can have on each other and the community at large.

Since 2011, headquarters has supported the work of hundreds of local, national, and international artists, writers, musicians, and scholars. The intimate storefront space transforms again and again to become whatever the participating artists envision.  Headquarters has held the space for:

Fritjof Capra, world-renowned author, scholar, and environmental activist, who talked about Leonardo da Vinci's integrated art and science practice.

Casey Reas, a conceptual software artist and professor from UCLA, who took a chance to collaborate on a transforming mural project.

Lawrence Rinder, the groundbreaking director of the Berkeley Art Museum, who drops in for an unexpected visit that ends in laughter and hugs

Built upon a foundation of questions, experimentation, and camaraderie, this we know:  When we work together, good things are not only possible, they're probable.

One of the consistent comments is that our space feels like home.

We hope you'll join us.