Currently Closed
Marvin Touré
the blood is the water.
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Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
Deep, Deep Woods
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Isla Hansen
How to Get to Make Believe
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Andrea Peña
States of Transmutation
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Asim Waqif
Assume the Risk
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The Mattress Factory is an artist-centered museum, international residency program and renowned producer and presenter of installation art. We say “yes” to artists, offering time and space to dream and realize projects in our hometown, Pittsburgh, PA. We invite audiences from around the world and around the corner to step inside, immerse and connect with the artistic process.

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Saturday, May 4th 2024

Coffee Date: Isla Hansen

Visit with artist Isla Hansen over coffee and pastries to discuss her new exhibition, How to Get to Make Believe, which opened in March at 1414 Monterey St.

About Isla Hansen

Isla Hansen is an artist making systems and objects for play, performance, sculpture, interactive installation, animation, and video. Her work reenacts forms of popular media, play, and systems of production, recreating ways in which bodies connect to technologies in the world around us. Her work sets in motion new and sometimes crude means of image-making in order to break down or convolute processes of technological mediation. Isla often combines soft materials, digital fabrication techniques, real time media, and techniques from online DIY culture to draw a connection between cultures of making, play, and personal technologies. Isla lives and works in Pittsburgh, where she is an Assistant Professor at the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.


Parking: Main Building parking lot (505 Jacksonia St, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212), free street parking is also available around the campus 


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Food and drink for Coffee Dates are generously provided by Commonplace Coffee Mexican War Streets, Wise County Biscuits, and Bistro to Go.

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Date & Times

May 4th, 2024
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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