SUSHI Performance & Visual Art was an innovative arts organization and contemporary arts center committed to presenting San Diego with contemporary performance dance and visual art. Focus was on an artistic vision that embodied the rich diversity of ethnic, cultural, sexual and personal backgrounds.
Founded in 1980, SUSHI Performance & Visual Art had its roots in the artists’ space movement of the late 1970s. This movement was a direct result of the evolution of contemporary art and the lack of venues for its presentation. Artists consequently created their own “alternative spaces”, one of which was SUSHI.